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Biology

​Aliens existence ‘inevitable,’ they should be like humans & have orgasms – Cambridge scientist
Not only should aliens exist on planets with similar conditions to Earth, but they should look similar to human beings and even experience orgasms, according to a Cambridge evolutionary biologist.

02.07.2015 10:22

​Scientists make living cells levitate in possible cancer detection breakthrough
Scientists have for the first time managed to levitate living cells using magnets. Their findings could possibly create a revolution in diagnosing various diseases, including cancer.

30.06.2015 17:21

‘Hairy Monster’: Scientists discover new species of ‘super-armored’ worm
Ancient seawater creatures looked rather spooky, but a new spike-covered worm eating with the help of feather-like front legs definitely stands out as one of the first animals that developed armor for protection.

30.06.2015 12:45

It’s official: New York bans fracking
New York State officially banned fracking for natural gas by issuing its final environmental impact statement, concluding a seven-year review. The environmental agency said fracking posed risks to land, water, natural resources and public health.

29.06.2015 23:42

Mega-merger: Monsanto still seeks takeover of Syngenta, world's largest crop chemical company
Transnational agrochemical and seed giant Monsanto has reiterated its desire to merge with fellow chemical-producing behemoth Syngenta, a company that has already rebuffed three previous purchase attempts by Monsanto.

29.06.2015 19:55

Florida man dies from ‘flesh-eating’ bacteria contracted in Mississippi
A deadly bacteria from Gulf of Mexico salt waters, one labeled a “flesh-eating virus,” has claimed its fourth victim: a Florida man who contracted the illness while swimming in Mississippi.

26.06.2015 00:23

DARPA hopes to terraform Mars with human-engineered organisms
Mars may look like an inhospitable and barren landscape, but a new program underway at the Pentagon’s advanced research division is looking to create engineered organisms that can eventually transform the Red Planet into something more Earth-like.

25.06.2015 23:51

​NHS to test ‘synthetic blood’ within 2 years
Long-awaited clinical trials for a new kind of synthetic blood will begin within two years, according to the National Health Service (NHS).

25.06.2015 08:15

Shark attacks 8-year-old boy at North Carolina beach
Swimming in only knee-deep waters, an eight-year-old boy was bitten on the lower leg, heel, and ankle and suffered minor injuries from a shark attack. It is the fourth shark attack in the shallow waters off North Carolina’s beaches in the past two weeks.

25.06.2015 02:31

E. coli contamination leads to recall of bottled spring water
An E. coli scare has caused a voluntary recall of bottled water across much of the northeastern United States. Niagara Bottling LLC recalled 14 spring water products ‒ including 7-Eleven and Wegmans brands ‒ over fears of contamination from the bacteria.

23.06.2015 17:09

6th mass extinction already here as species disappear 100 times faster - study
The world is on the brink of its sixth mass extinction, as animals are disappearing 100 times faster than previously, scientists warned in a new report. They also say humanity could be among the first victims of this extinction.

20.06.2015 07:51

Ancient Romans may have had penis problem, Pompeii fresco appears to show
The men of ancient Rome may have suffered from a painful penis problem, an Italian researcher says after studying a rare, surviving 2,000-year-old fresco from Pompeii, the city that was covered with lava in the eruption of Vesuvius.

19.06.2015 08:27