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Mouse cloned from drop of blood

<b>Scientists in Japan have cloned a mouse from a single drop of blood.</b><p>Circulating blood cells collected from the tail of a donor mouse were used to produce the clone, a team at the Riken BioResource Center reports in the journal Biology of Reproduction.<p>The female mouse lived a normal lifespan and …

Biotechnology

The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is <i>the</i> highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. …

Spices

National Geographic Travel

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

Hiking

The Popular Science Guide To DNA

What is DNA?<p>DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is an extremely important molecule for life on Earth. All known living organisms use genetic information in their cell growth and development, division, and function – and DNA is responsible for encoding that information. Structurally, DNA is a double helix …

Element of the week: protactinium | video

This week's element is protactinium, which has the symbol <b>Pa</b> and the atomic number <b>91</b>. This element was originally named proto-actinium ("parent of …

Book a window seat if you're flying into these airports!

Aisle or window? That’s a question I’m sure many of us are familiar with. I’m a big fan of window seats – you’ll know why if you’ve seen any of my …

Genes tied to severe seizure disorders in kids - Futurity

U. MELBOURNE (AUS) — Scientists have identified two new genes linked to seizure disorders in …

New Hot-Pink Slug Found in Australia

<b>He’s big. He’s slimy. And he’s … neon pink?! Meet Triboniophorus aff. graeffei, a new species of 8-inch-long (20-centimeter-long) slug that’s found only on one Australian mountain.</b><p>Scientists already knew that a bright-pink slug lived on Mount Kaputar (map), thinking it was a variety of the red …