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New Human Prion Disease Identified

<b>Multiple System Atrophy is described as first new human prion disease identified in 50 years.</b><p>Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), a neurodegenerative …

New seabed discovery rivals Great Barrier Reef

An expedition to the sea floor in Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park reveals an underwater Eden comparable to Australia's renowned Great Barrier …

Best Way to Take Notes In Class Isn’t On Your Laptop, Research Finds

• Facebook<br>• Twitter<p>For incoming college freshmen, one of the biggest academic challenges is learning ... well, learning how to learn. And experts say that using a laptop to take notes in class is a step in the wrong direction.<p>The research is clear: Typing out your notes results in decreased …

Teaching

Neanderthal and Denisovan genetics: Human ancestors interbred with extinct species.

After years of writing about human evolution, I decided recently to find out about my own ancestry. So I bought a DNA spit kit for $299 from 23andMe, …

Rare nautilus seen for first time in 30 years - Futurity

Biologists recently spotted a nautilus that hadn't been seen in more than three decades. It may be one of the world's rarest animals.

Startup in biotech adds two base pairs to genetic code - and life on earth may never be the same - ExtremeTech

Startup in biotech adds two base pairs to genetic code — and life on earth may never be the same<p>By on August 24, 2015 at 12:16 pm<p>This site may earn …

NASA: Rising sea levels more dangerous than thought

The consequences of global sea level rise could be even scarier than the worst-case scenarios predicted by the dominant climate models, which don't fully account for the fast breakup of ice sheets and glaciers, NASA scientists said Aug. 26 at a press briefing.<p>What's more, sea level rise is already …

Grizzlies, polar bears evolve with climate change.

Scientists say the Arctic has undergone unusual, and increasingly rapid change over the past few decades as a result of climate change, including the appearance of the Pizzly bear — a grizzly-polar bear hybrid.<p>“There’s a lot of weird stuff going on in Alaska, and there’s a lot of weird stuff going …

Underwater coral discovery south of Melbourne rivals Great Barrier Reef, Parks Victoria says

Coral and sea life rivalling that found on the Great Barrier Reef has been discovered in the waters south of Melbourne, Parks Victoria says.<p>A …

What’s the common factor between the tragic deaths of refugees in the Mediterranean and the Arab spring? Food shortages driven by global warming<p>I’ve been interested in the way the migrant crisis is being debated in politics and the media. It’s that word – crisis – that is particularly striking. It …

Climate Change

Researchers Simulate Meteorite Impact on an Ancient Ocean Conditions and Found It Creates Building Blocks of DNA

The idea that a meteorite struck earth and sparked life isn’t a new theory in the scientific world, but Japanese researchers actually created a simulation that showed how the building blocks of DNA could form from such an impact.<p>A drawing showing a meteorite impact in Earth’s early oceans. …

Breakthrough data storage innovation: One DNA molecule can store tons of data for 1M years

Genetic information stored in DNA molecules makes life on Earth possible, but what if humans could use the same kind of technology to store their own …

Apocalypse Soon: 9 Terrifying Signs of Environmental Doom and Gloom

Between natural disasters and climate change, the environment can be a pretty terrifying thing to think about. Don't think so? Here are 9 indications …

Will Humans Survive the Sixth Great Extinction?

In the last half-billion years, life on Earth has been nearly wiped out five times—by such things as climate change, an intense ice age, volcanoes, …

See a sea turtle's view of the Great Barrier Reef

The iconic ecosystem may be in dire straits, but conservationists hope a new video filmed by a GoPro-equipped sea turtle will help raise global …

Great Barrier Reef

Colorful Arctic Animals Revealed in Thousands of Undersea Images

New photographs of fluorescent sea creatures — including bright orange animals that resemble feather dusters with long, skinny handles, and spongy, …

Global Warming

Sex-reversal observed in wild lizards for first time, global warming probably to blame

What other species are affected by higher temperatures?<p>New effects of global warming on, well, <i>everything</i>, are still being discovered all the time. A …

Climate Change

What to do if you meet a Portuguese man-of-war

Man-of-war stings are often more severe than other jellyfish stings, so be careful!<p>Like cast members on a distasteful reality show, Portuguese …

Great White Sharks And The Thrill Of Unseen Nature

Last Thursday, boat captain Giancarlo Thomae — flying in a helicopter over the Aptos, Calif., coastline — spotted and photographed what he called a "once in a lifetime event." There were 15 great white sharks swimming within a quarter-mile radius of the grounded SS Palo Alto ("the cement ship") …

Designing Superhumans

The age of genetic design is here.<p>It is now possible to edit genes of diverse organisms — almost like we edit a string of text — by cutting and pasting (splicing) genes at desired locations. A recent technology known as CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) allows for …