Tag: Science

staffJanuary 12, 2018

Sharks, humans shared common ancestor 440 million years ago

A basking shark-like fish — only the size of a sardine — is helping paleontologists better understand the earliest branches ...

staffJanuary 11, 2018

Here’s what happens to the human body in Space

Space is a dangerous and unforgiving place, and spending time away from gravity takes its toll on the human body, ...

staffJanuary 5, 2018

Oxygen levels in Earth’s oceans continue to drop

Regions of low-oxygen and no-oxgyen in Earth’s oceans are growing in size and number, according to a new study — ...

staffDecember 6, 2017

Egyptian mummy’s secrets revealed at hi-tech laboratory

Scientists at a leading laboratory in the United States are using a cutting-edge form of X-ray to scan inside an ...

staffDecember 6, 2017

‘Santa’s bone’ proved to be correct age

A fragment of bone claimed to be from St Nicholas – the 4th-Century saintly inspiration for Father Christmas – has ...

staffDecember 4, 2017

New map details the universe’s high-velocity gas

An astronomer in Australia has published a new map of the cosmos’ high-velocity gas. It’s the most detailed map ever ...

staffNovember 21, 2017

Bizarre shape of interstellar asteroid

An asteroid that visited us from interstellar space is one of the most elongated cosmic objects known to science, a ...

staffNovember 17, 2017

World’s first human head transplant is successfully carried out

Scientists have successfully performed a head transplant on a corpse, and are ready to do it on a living person, ...

staffNovember 12, 2017

New study shows preferred spots for household insects

They’re pickier tenants than you’d think: Bugs are ideally looking for carpeted, airy, ground-floor residences in wealthier neighborhoods, and pets ...

staffNovember 5, 2017

‘Aliens would look like us’ – Oxford scientists

When it comes to aliens it’s hard to hazard an educated guess at what they might look like – given ...