Angela Sophia Classey

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Old Photos Revive Dinosaur Chase

On the fourth floor of the American Museum of Natural History, hiding in plain sight, there is an enormous anachronism.<p>Striking a proud pose in the Hall of Saurischian dinosaurs is the bulky skeleton of <i>Apatosaurus</i>, and trailing behind the sauropod’s columnar legs is a series of deep dinosaur …

Vagina built in the lab from patient's cells

Scientists grow viable vaginas from girls' own cells | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Four young women born with abnormal or missing vaginas were implanted with lab-grown versions made from their own cells, the latest success in creating replacement organs that have so far included tracheas, bladders and urethras.<p>Yuanyuan Zhang, M.D., Ph.D, assistant professor at …

Company Plans To Make Paper Towels And Diapers Out Of Jellyfish

Gird thy loins with jellyfish, child.<p>In many places, like beaches in Israel, there are too many jellyfish, nourished by rising ocean temperatures and acidity. Besides stinging swimmers in that country and worldwide, they can cause other thorny problems, like recently clogging the intake pipes of a …

Some Bats Call “Dibs” on Food

In my seven-sibling family, “dibs” is the most frequently heard phrase at holiday meals. Everyone wants to lay claim to the turkey drumstick or the …

U.S. Navy Has Found A Way To Turn Seawater Into Fuel

Scientists with the United States Navy say they have successfully developed a way to convert seawater into jet fuel, calling it a potentially revolutionary advancement.<p>Researchers at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) developed technology to extract carbon dioxide from seawater while …

Science Says: Here's The Truth About Aggressive Dogs

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Gut-Eating Amoeba Caught On Film

Most of us have heard of the brain-eating amoeba. You know, the little guy that crops up in neti pots and backyard swimming holes every now and then.<p>Now let me introduce you to its cousin: the gut-eating amoeba.<p>This nasty critter can wreak havoc in your intestinal tract and cause a dreadful case of …

Parasitic Amoeba Eats People Alive, Bite By Bite

These amoebae eat human cells while they are still alive, and then move on. Terrifying.<p>It used to be thought that the parasite <i>Entamoeba histolytica</i> killed human cells with toxins and only ate them once they were dead--and that during its meals, it would eat cells by engulfing them whole, like other …

Iceberg Study Sinks Old Theories About the Titanic’s Loss

Old Coast Guard records are throwing cold water on a longstanding explanation for the loss of the Titanic: the suggestion that the fateful journey took place in waters bristling with icebergs, making 1912 an unlucky year to sail the North Atlantic.<p>Instead, more than a century of Atlantic iceberg …

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