Vlad Leonheart

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Poor vision may lead to loss of balance

<b>UC DAVIS (US) —</b> Compared to those with normal vision, people who should wear glasses but don’t have a significantly greater risk of failing a balance …

Neurology

Life on Mars may have been possible, new rock discovery suggests

A Mars rover has discovered a rock that could suggest life was possible on the Red Planet billions of years ago.<p>The Nasa Opportunity rover vehicle, which has been on the Red Planet since 2004, uncovered a rock containing clay minerals, suggesting it previously had contact with water and therefore …

Are self-fertilizing plants their own worst enemy?

<b>U. TORONTO (CAN) —</b> It’s called self-fertilizing or “selfing” and, while it guarantees reproduction, plants that practice it may be contributing to …

Biology

Cyborg Eyes and Stumpy the Dumpy Tree Frog: SciShow Talk Show #11

Letters: We need a new dialogue between physics and philosophy

In his article (Philosophy isn't dead yet, 27 May) Raymond Tallis raises some important and difficult issues about the extent to which contemporary …

Ape-like feet 'found in study of museum visitors'

Bonobos have bendy feet to help them grip branches<p><b>Scientists have discovered that about one in thirteen people have flexible ape-like feet.</b><p>A team studied the feet of 398 visitors to the Boston Museum of Science.<p>The results show differences in foot bone structure similar to those seen in fossils of …

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 …