Tag: Science

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 — ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...