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幾個世界之最…

沒想到,我們一篇《自然》的論文(2013年4月11日,封面論文),竟然創了幾個記錄,我把它們記錄下來,不是要 ㄏㄧㄠˇㄅㄞ˙,而只是自己做個人記錄,人老不留白。<p>世界之最古老的恐龍胚胎<p>2003 年無意間在「百戰天龍」活動到雲南祿豐恐龍營撿到的一塊石頭,竟然引起了如此的「風波」,先是透過微型電腦斷層掃描 …

New Human Body Part Discovered

Time to rewrite the textbooks!<p>The newest addition to human anatomy is just 15 microns thick, but its discovery will make eye surgery safer and simpler. Harminder Dua, a professor at the University of Nottingham, recently found a new layer in the human cornea, and he's calling it (can you guess?) …

Did comet impacts jump-start life on Earth?

Icy comets that crashed into Earth millions of years ago could have produced life building organic compounds.<p>Early Earth was not very hospitable when …

Chemistry

'What is time?' These grade-school explanations take the prize

The nature of time, like the nature of a flame, is easy to experience but tricky to explain scientifically — and that's exactly why the Flame Challenge took on time as the subject of its second annual contest for explanations that would make sense to 11-year-olds. Now, five and a half months after …

The relentless exploitation of Asian Giant Lizards

A new study reveals that the illegal harvesting and trading of Southeast Asian monitor lizards – valued for their skins and as pets – continues.<p>A …

Extinction

Eight bronze age boats surface at Fens creek in record find

A fleet of eight prehistoric boats, including one almost nine metres long, has been discovered in a Cambridgeshire quarry on the outskirts of …

The Amazing Potential Of Wave Energy, In Numbers

Some major wave energy installations are planned for the U.K. and the U.S.<p>Plans for the world's biggest wave farm got the go-ahead from the Scottish government, the BBC reported last week. Exactly how big is the farm? It will create more than twice as much energy as nearby homes will be able to use.<p>…

Mars Rat: Website Claims Rodent on Red Planet

A photo from a NASA’s Curiosity rover shows what some people are claiming is a rat or another type of rodent on the surface of Mars.<p>The image was …

UFOs

Report Of Liquid Woolly Mammoth Blood Prompts Clone Talk

Scientists in Siberia say they've extracted blood samples from the carcass of a 10,000-year-old woolly mammoth, reviving speculation that a clone of the extinct animal might someday walk the earth, if scientists are able to find living cells. But researchers say the find, which also included …

Bright Pink Slugs Reside on Australia's Mount Kaputar

<i>Triboniophorus aff. graeffei</i> is a bright large pink slug that resides only on Mount Kaputar in New South Wales, Australia. The mountain top is the …

Acidifying oceans could spell squid doomsday

Earth's oceans are growing increasingly acidic, and the phenomenon is expected to produce both environmental and economic problems over the next century, according to a new study. At the center of all this is a key player in the oceanic food chain — the squid. As the acidity of seawater rises, …

Mom's gastric bypass surgery might benefit her offspring's DNA

When a woman undergoes weight loss surgery, her own body isn't the only one affected: children born to women after they've undergone gastric bypass procedures exhibit key genetic differences compared to siblings born prior to the surgeries.<p>That's according to a small new study published in <i>PNAS</i> this …

Scientists Capture Atom-by-Atom Images of Molecules Before and After a Chemical Reaction

Scientists at University of California, Berkeley have captured an atomic-scale picture of a chemical before and after it reacts for the first time. …

Why do identical twins end up having such different lives?

Barbara Oliver has had an intriguing relationship with her identical twin sister, Christine, over the decades. Throughout their childhoods, they were …

Why did the Neanderthals die out?

The puzzle is one of the greatest surrounding our species. On a planet that bristled with different types of human being, including Neanderthals and …

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'Superfoods' shown to fight prostate cancer

Superfoods have been shown to fight prostate cancer, in a ground-breaking study.<p>Men who had been treated with surgery or radiotherapy for the disease were given a capsule containing essence of pomegranate, green tea, turmeric and broccoli.<p>At the end of a six-month trial, their PSA levels - a …

Cancer

Scientists search for way to help burns victims regenerate skin

British scientists are hoping to find ways to help burns victims regenerate new nerves and skin so that they are only left with minimal scarring.<p>It is believed that at one point humans had the ability to regenerate skin but it was lost over time. The liver still has the ability to regenerate itself.<p>…

What is a Dyson sphere?

Are some advanced civilizations in our galaxy now collecting all of the energy emitted by their stars? If so, we would call their energy-collecting …

MicroRNA links inflammation, blood cancer - Futurity

CALTECH (US) — A new study is the first to offer a detailed molecular connection …

Research

FYI: What Is The Limit To How Fast A Human Can Run?

Scientific and technological advances are making that an awfully complicated question.<p>The limit to how fast a human can run is 9.48 seconds for the 100-meter race, 0.10 seconds faster than Usain Bolt's current world record, according to Stanford biologist Mark Denny. That is, if you are talking …

If a medical cure looks too good to be true, it probably is

If you want to know whether science works, look around you. Your mobile phone, your TV, your computer –they would have seemed like miracles only 50 …

養毒菌防身的苔蘚動物

Jonathan Linneman 和他的研究海報<p>苔蘚動物(Bryozoa)大概大部份的人一輩子都不會有機會在野外注意到。我講的不是綠綠滑滑的青苔;那是苔蘚植物。苔蘚動物是結群而居的小動物,用觸手收集水中漂過的碎屑或浮游生物來當自己的食物。這次在美國微生物學會年會裡看到一篇關於苔蘚動物共生細菌的研究 …

大洋中的垃圾海

Cold-Loving Bacteria Offer Clues for Life on Mars

A microbe discovered in the Canadian high Arctic thrives at the coldest temperature known for bacterial growth.<p>Researchers found the newly discovered …

史巴克阻止了火山爆發?真的假的?

史巴克和熔漿浴 Copyright Paramount Pictures<p>在最新電影《闇黑無界:星際爭霸戰》(Star Trek: Into Darkness)中有一幕,史巴克(Spock)帶著一箱冷聚變(cold fusion)儀器,獨自一人在火山岩漿中,企圖阻止火山爆發。<p>但究竟,在現實生活中,向火 …

Star Trek

New light cast on dark matter

Following the discovery of the Higgs boson, perhaps the most pressing problem in particle physics is to determine the nature of dark matter. The …