These lab-grown human eggs could combat infertility—if they prove healthy | Science | AAAS

February 9, 2018 wpanews 0

  Scientists use ovarian tissue to grow eggs in a dish In an advance that could lead to new fertility treatments, researchers have coaxed immature human egg cells to fully develop in the lab for the first time. Still unclear is whether the resulting eggs, which reached maturity in just 22 days, compared with 5 months in the body, are normal and whether they can combine with sperm to make a […] READ MORE

Attack of the Clones: Creature That Started as Pet Now Multiplying Out of Control

February 6, 2018 wpanews 3

If you start with one marbled crayfish, you can soon have millions. They spawn so quickly and easily, they’re easy to breed (clone) in captivity. That made them ideal for people selling the animals as pets, but it became a problem for people who only want one in their aquarium. “You put them into your aquarium and a year later you have hundreds of them,” Lyko explained. No dad required. […] READ MORE

Massive comet set Earth on fire and extended the Ice Age 12,000 years ago, Experts say

February 4, 2018 wpanews 0

  The last time our Earth was covered with the white sheet of ice was between the periods of 110,000 to 11,700 years prior to the present day. This ice age was said to begin with the latter phase of the Eemian interglacial period to the last days of the “Younger Dryas”. However, the latest study conducted by researchers suggests that the ice age got extended as a massive comet […] READ MORE

Egypt Says 4,400-Year-Old Tomb Discovered Outside Cairo | Time

February 4, 2018 wpanews 0

Authorities hope the discovery will help revive Egypt’s tourism sector The tomb was found in a wider area of Giza’s western necropolis, which is known to be home to tombs from the Old Kingdom.It likely belonged to a woman known as Hetpet, who archaeologists believe was close to ancient Egyptian royals of the 5th Dynasty. Source: Egypt Says 4,400-Year-Old Tomb Discovered Outside Cairo | Time

Stone Tools Found in India Upend Tale of Human Migration Out of Africa

February 2, 2018 wpanews 0

The discovery in India supports the idea that multiple waves of ancient humans left Africa well before 60,000 years ago. Genetic evidence shows that more than 90 percent of humans today descend from a small population of Homo sapiens that left Africa between 60,000 and 125,000 years ago. From there, they rapidly fanned out, reaching the tip of South America by 18,000 years ago. Some researchers suspected that this wave of Homo sapiens expanded […] READ MORE

Mounting Evidence Suggests a Remote Australian Region Was Once Part of North America

January 22, 2018 wpanews 0

It really is a small world after all. Now researchers have found a series of rocks that show something surprising: part of Australia could have once been connected to part of Canada on the North American continent, around 1.7 billion years ago. Source: Mounting Evidence Suggests a Remote Australian Region Was Once Part of North America

4th dimension discovery shocks scientists around the world

January 9, 2018 wpanews 0

Scientists have just made an absolutely staggering observation according to a recent study, proving the existence of a fourth spatial dimension. Researchers from both Europe and the United States believe they have demonstrated yet another dimension beyond the three-dimensional axis of space that everyone knows today, and this fourth one is a bit tricky for the layperson to understand. Source: 4th dimension discovery shocks scientists around the world

Israel dig unearths prehistoric ‘paradise’ – BBC News

January 8, 2018 wpanews 0

Hundreds of stone tools and artefacts found near Tel Aviv shed new light on early human life. Experts say the area had a stream, vegetation and an abundance of animals – all perfect for early humans. Ran Barkai, head of archaeology at Tel Aviv university, said the site had been “amazingly preserved”. Source: Israel dig unearths prehistoric ‘paradise’ – BBC News

Ancient DNA gives glimpse of ancestors of Native Americans | Fox News

January 4, 2018 wpanews 0

DNA from an infant who died in Alaska some 11,500 years ago is giving scientists the best look yet at the genetics of the ancestors of today’s native peoples of the Americas. Decoding the infant’s complete set of DNA let researchers estimate the timing of key events in the ancestral history of today’s Native Americans and indigenous peoples of Canada and Central and South America. Source: Ancient DNA gives glimpse […] READ MORE

Scientists Discover an Entirely New Biological System That Regulates Body Fat

December 29, 2017 wpanews 0

Independent of diet and exercise. “The weight of the body is registered in the lower extremities. If the body weight tends to increase, a signal is sent to the brain to decrease food intake and keep the body weight constant.” Source: Scientists Discover an Entirely New Biological System That Regulates Body Fat

Bulletproof Graphene Sheets Are Soft And Flexible, But Become Harder Than Diamond Upon Impact

December 25, 2017 wpanews 0

The unusual material that could be used for such applications is known as diamene, and is created by placing two pieces of graphene on top of each other at room temperature. While it is flexible in normal situations, and as thin as a piece of aluminum foil, according to the International Business Times, it can become hard and rigid once put under pressure. This could mean the material is capable of stopping bullets […] READ MORE