Rommi Kashaln

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Each arm of an octopus has a mind of its own

These cephalopods use their arms to think, act, smell and even taste.<p>Have you ever wondered how an octopus manages to choreograph eight arms all …

How do birds get their colors?

A new article in <i>Physiological and Biochemical Zoology</i> explores the role of melanins in creating complex plumage patterns in 9,000 species.<p>Birds' …

IIT scientists develop silk mats that could treat arthritis

Scientists from IIT Guwahati have synthesised mats made of silk-proteins and bioactive glass fibres that they believe can assist the growth of bone …

University College London

All You Need to Know: The Latest Gene Editing Breakthrough

<b>What happened?</b><p>Reproductive biologist Shoukhrat Mitalipov led a team of scientists from Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, and the Salk …

Genetics

Partial lunar eclipse on August 7-8

Tonight – August 7, 2017 – just two weeks before the much-anticipated total eclipse of the sun on August 21, the full moon will pass through the …

Shrinking Bat Genomes Spark a New Model of Evolution

Take an onion. Slice it very thin. Thinner than paper thin: single-cell thin. Then dip a slice in a succession of chemical baths cooked up to stain …

Exploring the Ancient DNA of Fossil Mammals

The Museum’s Fossil Mammal Collection, one of the world’s largest and most important, has more than 400,000 specimens. There are ancient animals like</i> …

Can We Encode Medical Records Into Our DNA?

In 1878, a series of photographs of a rider on his galloping horse were turned into the first-ever motion picture titled, “The Galloping …

I Nearly Died Last Week. Here's What I Learned | Inc.com

As I mentioned in my most recent column, I had a "cardiac incident" while camping with my 12-year-old son.<p>It started as a burning in the center of my chest and a drenching cold sweat. At first, I told myself it was a panic attack or severe indigestion, but as it continued, I realized that something …

Entrepreneurship

A NASA scientist's inside scoop on the great American eclipse

<i>NASA scientist Dr. C. Alex Young has spent more than 20 years studying the sun. Here's his take on the Great American eclipse happening August 21, 2017</i><p><b>Q: What is a total solar eclipse anyway?</b><p>A: Most people are familiar with the idea that the moon orbits around the earth, and that takes roughly 27 …

Nanoparticles fool your body into allowing organ transplants

Organ transplants are frequently life-saving, but they remain a gamble when your body can reject the new organ well after the initial surgery. Yale researchers have discovered a clever solution to this: prevent your body from noticing the organ until it settles in. They've developed a drug delivery …

First time in 99 years: US total solar eclipse on 21 August excites scientists

Entire US will fall into shadow as eclipse passes, with darkest path, or ‘totality’, contained in 70-mile (113km) ribbon from Oregon to South Carolina<p>The sun, moon and Earth will line up perfectly in the cosmos on 21 August, turning day into night for a few wondrous minutes, its path crossing the …

South Carolina