New therapy reversed brain damage in young drowning victim

Doctors were purportedly able to reverse brain damage suffered by a little girl who spent 15 minutes in the water, and whose heart did not beat on its own for two hours after the incident, according to research published this week in the journal . According to Gizmodo and ScienceAlert, ...

Fossils suggest all domestic dogs trace back to a single wolf population

Given the vastly different appearances of different dog breeds, it might be difficult to accept that all of them can trace their ancestors back to a single group of wolves, but that’s exactly what new research published Tuesday in the journal claimed happened. In their paper, Dr. Krish...

T. Rex couldn't run, new study finds

While movies such as would have you believe that a would be capable of chasing down its prey at high speeds, new research published this week in the journal has revealed that the massive predator could manage a top speed of just 12 mph. In their study, William Sellers, a professor at ...

In the next 30 years, we’ll make four times more plastic waste than we ever have

pressdigital/iStockphoto In the next 30 years, we’ll make four times more plastic waste than we ever have Seventy years ago, plastic was barely used outside of the military. Today, we can’t live without it. And over the next 30 years, we may produce four times more ...

What makes dogs so friendly? Study finds genetic link to super-outgoing people

What makes dogs so friendly? Study finds genetic link to super-outgoing people It’s one of the biggest perks of being a dog owner: Your pooch is thrilled when you come home, wagging its tail, wiggling its body, and licking you with its tongue. Now, scientists say...

Watch a shape-shifting robot extend its tentacle

Watch a shape-shifting robot extend its tentacle Many robots are inspired by animals, but now scientists have developed one that takes a cue from fungi. Engineers have designed a soft robot that moves by extending an artificial tendril into its surrounding environment, they rep...

A find in Australia hints at very early human exit from Africa

Mirarr landowners Mark Djandjomerr (center) and May Nango (right) observe researcher Elspeth Hayes sampling stone tool residue near Madjedbebe. CREDIT: DAVID VADIVELOO © GUNDJEIHMI ABORIGINAL CORPORATION 2015 A find in Australia hints at very early human exit from Af...

‘Scientific wellness’ study—and a famed biologist’s spinoff company—divide researchers

CEO and co-founder of Arivale, Clayton Lewis (left), and Co-Founder Leroy Hood, are sold on “scientific wellness” as a new medical frontier. Arivale ‘Scientific wellness’ study—and a famed biologist’s spinoff company—divide researchers Leroy Hood knows a thing or t...

A fungus is attacking Europe’s most beloved salamander. It could wreak havoc if it gets to North Am…

A fungus is attacking Europe’s most beloved salamander. It could wreak havoc if it gets to North America GHENT, BELGIUM—Until recently, the Bunderbos was the best place in the Netherlands to find fire salamanders. With tall broadleaf trees shading small streams, the small forest was h...

Updated: Trump pick for USDA science post has drawn darts for lack of technical background

Sam Clovis at a campaign event in Iowa in 2016. Alex Hanson/Flickr (CC BY 2.0) Updated: Trump pick for USDA science post has drawn darts for lack of technical background President Donald Trump today announced his intention to nominate Samuel Clovis to be the u...
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