• May 21, 2018
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Science

  • Some endangered frogs are evading extinction
    May 19, 2018 Brian Gratwicke-Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
    This might be natural selection working at lightning speed, an example of survival of the fittest frogs
  • High blood concentration of green bile pigment overwhelms intense crimson colour of red blood cells, resulting in a striking lime-green colouration
  • Scientists find oldest oxygen in universe
    May 17, 2018 Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times
    Findings suggest that star formation at the dawn of the cosmos may have been more common and robust than previously thought
  • The roots of friendship run deep
    May 16, 2018 By Natalie Angier
    Researchers can predict the strength of two people’s social bond based on their brain scans and neural response patterns
  • The pros and cons of statin therapy
    May 16, 2018 By Jane E. Brody
    Statins are often given to healthy people to prevent a potentially devastating problem, so some patients object to taking them
  • The future of science
    May 16, 2018 By Faye Flam
    Scientists are increasingly betting their time and effort that the way to control the world is through proteins
  • Block-5 edition of the Falcon 9 is equipped with about 100 upgrades for greater power, safety and reusability than its Block-4 predecessor
  • Scientists discover oldest human virus
    May 10, 2018 New York Times
    Two teams of researchers independently discovered hepatitis B DNA in 15 ancient skeletons
  • Gene repair kit could help criminals disappear
    May 06, 2018 Sarah Knapton, The Telegraph Group Limited, London 2018
    The Crispr system, which acts like molecular scissors to snip away damaged genes and replace them with healthy code, will eventually fix diseases
  • The $993m project aims to expand our knowledge of interior conditions on Mars and inform efforts to send human explorers there
  • Philippe Lognonne’s true passion and unwavering mission has been to build the tools that could detect what’s going on under Mars’ red surface
  • The $993m project aims to expand human knowledge of conditions on Mars, inform efforts to send human explorers there
  • Bananas outwork sports drinks
    May 02, 2018 By Gretchen Reynolds
    With its all-natural package, the fruit provides comparable or greater anti-inflammatory and other benefits for athletes
  • The sweet potato has travelled the world
    May 02, 2018 By Carl Zimmer
    The distribution of the plant has baffled scientists. How could the plant arise from a wild ancestor in the Americas and wind up on islands across the Pacific?
  • Although PPD mostly affects new mothers, recent studies have found that men might also suffer from the illness
  • How a Rose blooms
    May 01, 2018 Karen Weintraub, NYT
    Its genome reveals the traits for scent and colour