Pufferfish and humans share the same genes for teeth

Human teeth evolved from the same genes that make the bizarre beaked teeth of the pufferfish, according to new research by an international team of scientists. The study, led by … Continue reading Pufferfish and humans share the same genes for teeth

A Teenager Just Built The World’s Lightest Satellite – And NASA’s Launching It

What a legend. An Indian teenager has won an international competition to build a functioning satellite, and not only has he produced what is reportedly the world’s lightest satellite device … Continue reading A Teenager Just Built The World’s Lightest Satellite – And NASA’s Launching It

Being an Only Child Can Actually Change The Structure of Your Brain

Scientists have discovered that being an only child doesn’t just lead to behavioural differences that can set kids apart from those with siblings – it actually affects a child’s brain … Continue reading Being an Only Child Can Actually Change The Structure of Your Brain

For The First Time, Physicists Have Observed a Giant Magnetic ‘Bridge’ Between Galaxies

Whoa. For the first time, scientists have detected evidence of a magnetic field that’s associated with the vast intergalactic ‘bridge’ that links our two nearest galactic neighbours. Known as the … Continue reading For The First Time, Physicists Have Observed a Giant Magnetic ‘Bridge’ Between Galaxies

The Tuatara: Not a Lizard Nor a Dinosaur

Have you ever heard of the tuatara? It’s a reptile that decapitates birds with its saw-like jaws, lives to about 100 years old, and can remain active in near-freezing temperatures. … Continue reading The Tuatara: Not a Lizard Nor a Dinosaur

Incredible! Most Well-Preserved Armored Dinosaur Was a ‘Spiky Tank’

A spiky, tank-like dinosaur discovered in a Canadian mine is so well-preserved, it looks as if the fossilized creature were frozen in time for 110 million years. Miners discovered the … Continue reading Incredible! Most Well-Preserved Armored Dinosaur Was a ‘Spiky Tank’

Exoplanet Puzzle Cracked by Jazz Musicians

https://d2r55xnwy6nx47.cloudfront.net/uploads/2017/05/Trappist_1300_ForVideo.mp4 When astronomers dropped the news that nearby star TRAPPIST-1 was circled by seven planets about the size of Earth — all of which could conceivably be studied by upcoming … Continue reading Exoplanet Puzzle Cracked by Jazz Musicians

3-D printed ovaries produce healthy offspring

Bioprosthetic ovary. By removing a female mouse’s ovary and replacing it with a bioprosthetic ovary, the mouse was able to not only ovulate but also give birth to healthy pups. … Continue reading 3-D printed ovaries produce healthy offspring

Finding Alien Megastructures Around Nearby Pulsars

During the 1960s, Freeman Dyson and Nikolai Kardashev captured the imaginations of people everywhere by making some radical proposals. Whereas Dyson proposed that intelligent species could eventually create megastructures to … Continue reading Finding Alien Megastructures Around Nearby Pulsars

Revamped “Anti-Science” Education Bills in U.S. Find Success

State and local legislatures in the United States are experimenting with new ways to target the topics taught in science classes, and it seems to be paying dividends. Florida’s legislature … Continue reading Revamped “Anti-Science” Education Bills in U.S. Find Success