Sean Parker

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Your Favorite Banana Is Facing Extinction As Deadly Fungus Spreads

The world's most popular banana, the Cavendish, is under serious threat from the seemingly unstoppable Panama disease.<p>One of the world’s most popular fruits may go extinct -- yet again.<p>Before 1960, your grandparents and great-grandparents were eating better bananas. Called Gros Michel, they were …

Forestry

Scientists have trained pigeons to diagnose breast cancer

A new study his revealed that pigeons are surprisingly adept when it comes to spotting cancerous cells<p>Doctors train for years in order to be able to correctly diagnose cancer - but could they soon be replaced by pigeons?<p>Well, no. Obviously not.<p>However, scientists have now discovered that pigeons …

Breast Cancer

Scientists may have accidentally found cure for cancer… using malaria

<b>Malaria could hold the key to a cure for cancer, research has revealed.</b><p>A team of scientists accidentally stumbled across the breakthrough while …

Frozen Giant Virus Still Infectious After 30,000 Years

It's 30,000 years old and still ticking: A giant virus recently discovered deep in the Siberian permafrost reveals that huge ancient viruses are much …

Biology

Spongy ‘decoy’ lures in breast cancer cells

A small, implantable device that acts like a cancer “super-attractor” could one day give doctors earlier warnings of relapse in breast cancer …

The Story Of The Mozart We Never Knew

St James Studio’s The Other Mozart is the untold story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s virtuoso sister Nannerl, who performed with her prodigy brother …

Cancer patient receives 3D-printed ribs in world-first surgery

(Credit: Anatomics)A Spanish cancer patient has received a 3D-printed titanium sternum and rib cage.Suffering from a chest wall sarcoma (a type of …

Prosthetics

DARPA Is Developing Human Bio-Factories to Brew Lifesaving Vaccines

ST. LOUIS — The next factory for lifesaving drugs could be the human body itself.<p>Scientists are developing a new vaccine-making method that co-opts …

2 climbers crawled through a suffocatingly tiny cave and discovered a new human ancestor that could be 'one of the greatest fossil discoveries of the past half century'

A couple of cavers stumbled across the remains of at least 15 individuals in South Africa's Cave of Stars. The species, which is named Homo naledi ("naledi" means "star" in the South African language Sotho)<i>,</i> had a small brain, yet remarkably humanlike features. And the bones appear to have been …

Archaeology