Nicholas Gaetano

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Scientists discover gene controlling genetic recombination rates

Genetic recombination is vital to natural selection, yet some species display far more crossover than others. Scientists have discovered a gene in …

Genetics

The Strangest Science Findings of 2017

The year 2017 was brimming with strange science news. We're talking about worms sprouting two heads after visiting outer space, subatomic particles …

This $40 million robotic 'plantscraper' will feed over 5,000 people per year

By 2050, the world's population is expected to swell to 9.6 billion, with around 66% living in urban areas. This projection is leaving many cities wondering how they will feed all those people.<p>A Swedish food-tech company called Plantagon is proposing that cities consider building what it calls …

Aquaponics

Scientists Have Discovered a Way to Make Alcohol Out of Thin Air

But it's not just for drinking.<p>Friends, the utopia is real. Researchers say they have a way to make alcohol out of thin air, and the technique might …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Destroys Climate Change Deniers' Favorite Argument In 1 Tweet

BOOM!<p>A go-to argument from science deniers was absolutely crushed by one of the world’s most famous scientists.<p>Some believe one reason for the consensus that human activity has caused climate change is that scientists are in cahoots with each other. But Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist, …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Ethanol cancer treatment could eliminate tumors for just a few dollars

Ethanol-Based Cancer Treatments<p>Researchers from Duke University have achieved a 100 percent cure rate for squamous cell carcinoma in a hamster model …

This All-Female, Polyamorous Salamander Has Three Genetic Daddies

It just gets weirder.<p>A species of salamander known for only producing female offspring has been observed using genetic material stolen from males of …