Anna Lam

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Instantly Identify Any Species With Your Cell Phone, Using The Barcode Of Life

In the not-so-distant-future, a cell phone attachment may let you instantaneously sequence a creature’s DNA. This isn’t useful just for stopping …

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Why Do We Age? A 46-Species Comparison

Science & InnovationOnly Human<p>Why we age is a tricky evolutionary question. A full set of DNA resides in each of our cells, after all, allowing most of them to replicate again and again and again. Why don’t all tissues regenerate forever? Wouldn’t that be evolutionarily advantageous?<p>Since the early …

Newly discovered greenhouse gas '7,000 times more powerful than CO2'

A new greenhouse gas that is 7,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming the Earth has been discovered by researchers in Toronto.<p>The newly discovered gas, perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA), has been in use by the electrical industry since the mid-20th century.<p>The chemical, that does not …

How Brain Scans Can Lighten Sentences In Murder Cases

An increasing trend of defendants using neuroscience to argue for lesser sentences<p>A prison escapee convicted of killing a vacationing couple in their 60s—for their trailer, according to a newspaper from the couple’s hometown—recently dodged the death penalty for his crime. Instead, John McCluskey, …

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How do hummingbirds thrive in the Andes?

New research finds that hummingbird species living at high altitudes have independently evolved hemoglobin with enhanced oxygen-binding properties so they can thrive in oxygen-poor environments.<p>New research finds that hummingbird species living at high altitudes have evolved hemoglobin with …