Biology & Chemistry
Scientific approach to the subject of human height. Are we taller than our ancestors? Will our grandchildren grow even more? Find out everything we know about height and growind.
Scientists at the Roslin Institute, the birthplace of Dolly the cloned sheep, have announced a milestone in a project to produce animals resistant to infections – they created the first genetically modified pig using a new technique of “gene editing”. The gene editing technique is at least 100 times more precise and efficient than existing [...]
We humans have made genitals such a convoluted and taboo topic, that even a mention of them will evoke at least one red face in every crowd. But animals have taken them in a different direction — some way farther than others. While size may not matter to them, barbs, explosions, and hypodermic needles just might.
Researchers at the University of Illinois developed a new tiny LED, small enough to fit through the eye of a needle. It will also help them to improve on deep brain stimulation, a therapy to treat movement disorders.
Bees have been rapidly and mysteriously disappearing from rural areas, with grave implications for agriculture. But bees seem to flourish in urban environments — and cities need their help, too. Noah Wilson-Rich suggests that urban beekeeping might play a role in revitalizing both a city and a species.
Original and stunning high definition slow motion footage of animals and their actions.
Have you given someone a lift? Helped a friend with rent? Bought lunch for a homeless person? Picked up a lost dog? If so, you may be infected with the good virus. Good Virus is a feel-good documentary by best selling author of the novel and film Pay It Forward, Catherine Ryan Hyde. Is a film about being nice and the benefits of it.
Have you ever wondered why humans lack the regenerative ability found in salamanders and some lizards? Why can these animals regrow their amputated limbs and we can’t?
Nitrogen Triiodide is an extremely sensitive explosive compound that, when dry, can be detonated by the lightest of touches or vibrations. For this reason, it should never be contained or transported and we are not aware of any industrial uses.