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Diamonds Buried Within Rare Meteorites Reveal Existence of "Lost Planet"

In 2008, astronomer Richard Kowalski looked into a telescope in Tucson, Arizona, and spotted an asteroid called 2008 TC3 barreling through the …

Earth Science

Fisherman pulls 98 live babies out of dead shark

This is the incredible moment a fisherman performs a C-section on a dead shark – and releases 98 live babies back into the wild.<p>Mathew Orlov carried …

Zoology

NYPD Handcuffs Black Teenage Girl To A Pole For Nearly Seven Hours

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Michigan

There's Mounting Evidence The African Continent Is Splitting in Two

A huge crack has appeared in Kenya, and it's growing.<p>A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western …

Geology

Frogs are fighting back against deadly fungus responsible for ‘amphibian extinction crisis’

An epidemic that has decimated the world’s amphibians, wiping out many species altogether, could at last be coming to an end.<p>Since at least the …

Zoology

Four-legged 'hugging snake' could be a missing link

A newly-discovered fossilised four-legged snake has been found, with palaeobiologists claiming it could be the missing link between ancient snakes …

Paleontology

A man in the UK has contracted the first case of untreatable 'super-gonorrhoea' after an encounter with a woman in south-east Asia

The first case of untreatable super-gonorrhoea has been reported in the UK.<p>A man contracted the sexually transmitted disease, believed to be the first case in the world to resist antibiotic treatment, after "sexual contact" with a woman in Southeast Asia.<p>The man's case was described in a report …

South-east Asia

Scientists Have Discovered a New Organ in the Human Body. What is the Interstitium?

It’s not a second stomach or a mini-brain. But scientists have discovered an important new organ that may play a critical role in how many tissues …

Stem Cells

World's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, dies

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The death of the world's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, doesn't end efforts to save a subspecies of one of the world's most recognizable animals. The focus now turns to his stored semen and that of four other dead rhinos, as well as the perfection of in vitro …

Endangered Species

Male birth control pill one step closer to reality, researchers say

<b>(CNN) —</b> For decades, birth control pills have exclusively been used by women. But a male birth control pill that is both safe and effective may be on the horizon, according to a new study.<p>The results of the study were presented Sunday at the annual Endocrine Society meeting in Chicago. The …

Women's Health

Why You Shouldn't Eat a Slug (In Case You Need Reasons)

Hint: A brain-infesting worm carried by gastropods is spreading around the world.<p>Sam Ballard was 19 years old when friends at a party dared him to swallow a slug. Within days, the Australian teen developed a rare form of meningitis and fell into a coma that lasted more than a year. Even after …

Zoology

This Woman Fused With Her Twin In Utero And Has The DNA Of Two People

Chimerism is a rare genetic condition where an individual has two sets of DNA.<p>Twins often have an inseparable bond, but Muhl and her fraternal twin are actually the same person. In a rare genetic event, Muhl fused together with her fraternal twin in the womb. So Muhl has two sets of DNA: her own, …

The mistake you are making which is killing your car's engine in the cold

Many early morning commuters do this every day before driving in cold conditions.<p>Driving in the cold and the snow is not easy as the best of times, …

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the NRA but were too embarrassed to ask

Have a question about the NRA? We've got answers.<p>The NRA often gets a lot of attention in the news — and there’s been a particular focus on the …

House approves anti-trafficking bill that frustrates web companies

The House passed legislation Tuesday that allows victims of sex trafficking to sue websites that facilitated the crimes against them by knowingly …

User Generated Content

What fossils reveal about the spider family tree is far from horrifying

Recent fossils in amber tell us how spiders evolved into their modern groups, but the fossil record for arachnids goes much deeper<p>The discovery of a 100m-year-old spider ancestor with a whip-like tail, bearing a more than slight resemblance to everyone’s favourite parasitoid alien – the facehugger …

Zoology

Bizarre blue sea creatures wash up on Sydney beaches

Mysterious blue sea creatures with wings like a dragon have amazed beach-goers after washing up in their hundreds in Sydney.<p>Experts warned people not …

Scientists say Earth’s atmosphere is raining viruses and bacteria down on the entire planet

If you like to start out your day by opening your window for a big breath of fresh air you might want to rethink your habits a bit. A new study …

New 'Slasher' Wasp Comes Equipped with Its Own Body Saw

Freddy Krueger, eat your heart out. A new species of parasitic wasp comes equipped with built-in saws, which the killer insect may use to slice its …

In Cave in Israel, Scientists Find Jawbone Fossil From Oldest Modern Human Out of Africa

Scientists on Thursday announced the discovery of a fossilized human jawbone in a collapsed cave in Israel that they said is between 177,000 and 194,000 years old.<p>If confirmed, the find may rewrite the early migration story of our species, pushing back by about 50,000 years the time that Homo …

Anthropology

Scientists Discover Worm That Has Three Sexes

Scientists have found a species of worm that has three sexes. The worm produces males, females, and hermaphrodites, which is a biological term for an …

Biology

Study says the world's most vilified and dangerous animals may be humankind's best ally

An international review led by the University of Queensland and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) says that many native carnivores that live in and …

Ecology

The Y chromosome is disappearing – so what will happen to men?

The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring. Although it …

Genetics

Scientists find darknet drug markets have little influence on global trafficking

The darknet, cyberspace’s filthy flea-market for forbidden goods, isn’t the global drug network it’s been made out to be. According to Oxford’s new darknet drug map it’s more like your local pusher’s Etsy page than Amazon’s marketplace.<p>The researchers used darknet web crawlers to scrape the …

This pill could help you figure out why you’re always farting

Many different foods and disorders can cause intestinal gas.<p>Everyone gets gas. And (almost) everyone could stand to live without it. But figuring out what drives gas is a difficult endeavor—even for doctors. A multitude of foods can initiate gassiness, to varying degrees, depending on the …

Diets

Physicists Create Coldest Liquid Water Ever, Reaching Bizarre Mathematical Singularity

Water acts familiarly at familiar temperatures. It freezes into ice at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, which corresponds to 0 degrees Celsius and 272 Kelvin. …

Scientists Figure Out How to Make Muscles from Scratch

For the past several years, Nenad Bursac has been trying to make muscles from scratch.<p>A biological engineer at Duke, Bursac came close in 2015, when …

Cell Biology

Women are the stronger sex - and here's the scientific proof

Eleanor Roosevelt once quipped that a woman is like a tea bag. You can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.<p>So the former first lady would most certainly have approved of a new study which suggests women, far from being the weaker sex, are much more likely to survive a …

Research

Surprising result shocks scientists studying spin

Imagine playing a game of billiards, putting a bit of counter-clockwise spin on the cue ball and watching it deflect to the right as it strikes its …

Physics

The light and dark of AI-powered smartphones

Analyst Gartner put out a 10-strong listicle this week identifying what it dubbed “high-impact” uses for AI-powered features on smartphones that it suggests will enable device vendors to provide “more value” to customers via the medium of “more advanced” user experiences.<p>It’s also predicting that, …

Artificial Intelligence