Deniz Akman

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Smelted In Space? Ancient Iron Beads Linked To Meteorite

Since it was found in 1911, an Egyptian iron bead has sparked wonder and debate over how it was produced — made around 3,300 BC, it predates the region's first known iron smelting by thousands of years. Now, researchers say the iron was made in space and delivered to Earth via …

Earliest Bird Claim Ruffles Feathers

During the Jurassic period, between about 200 million and 145 million years ago, some meat-eating dinosaurs began evolving birdlike skeletons and …

Genetically-engineered mosquitoes find humans less attractive

Scientists worked with Aedes aegypti, which transmits dengue and yellow fever. Modified mosquitoes showed a reduced preference for humans’ …

Can we breed the burps out of cows?

Cows, goats, deer, and sheep naturally produce an abundance of methane — one of the more powerful greenhouse gases — but researchers are hoping that they can all but bring an end to that with selective breeding. Preliminary findings suggest it can be done, according to a team of researchers from …

Brazil rainforest deforestation leads to seed shrinkage

<b>The destruction of tropical rainforests is having an even greater impact on the environment than was previously thought, a study suggests.</b><p>Scientists have found that deforestation in Brazil is causing trees to produce smaller, weaker seeds that are less likely to regenerate.<p>They believe this has …

How the turtle got its unique hard shell

<b>How the turtle shell evolved has puzzled scientists for years, but new research sheds light on how their hard shells were formed.</b><p>Scientists say the ancient fossil skeleton of an extinct South African reptile has helped bridge a 30 to 55-million-year gap.<p>This ancestor of the modern turtle,</i> …

DARPA's new mind-controlled prosthetics let patients feel again

Over the past decade, DARPA’s work on brain-controlled prosthetic limbs has led to some impressive breakthroughs, but with the development of novel neuromuscular interfaces, it’s making real headway toward mainstream bionic limbs in the near term. Today, the agency released some new information …

Photographs capture the moment atoms bond for the first time

Your chemistry textbook diagrams were more literal than you thought<p>Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have captured the moment when atoms form a covalent bond. The team happened upon the discovery by accident: they set out to build graphene …