Ketaki Bagchi

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We're More Confident Than Ever That Life on Earth Really Did Come From Meteorites

They splashed into warm ponds.<p>New research suggests life on our planet started out as a series of meteorites struck the surface and landed in small, …

New Study Suggests That Man May Not Originate From Africa After All

While it's commonly thought that hominins—a species that eventually led to modern humans—originate from Africa, a new study is casting doubt on the theory. A group of researchers recently published two studies that give evidence that early man may have originated from Europe, bucking the theory of …

Researchers may have discovered a way to reverse blindness

Giving Sight to the Blind<p>Visual impairment is still rather rampant, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Some 285 million people …

Asphalt-lithium metal batteries fully charge in five minutes

As useful and ubiquitous as they are, lithium-ion batteries are nearing their limits, and it's unlikely we'll be able to squeeze much more juice out …

What fruits and vegetables looked like before we domesticated them

Fruits and veggies used to look a lot different. Domestication has led to a lot of changes.<p>Wild carrots were likely cultivated around the 10th century. They were purple or white, very thin, with a very distinct, powerful flavor. Modern carrots are orange, thicker, brighter, and crunchy.<p>Wild …

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