Naming your new pug puppy is one thing, name an entire species of octopus is another! Stephanie Bush is taking on that responsibility. She’s a postdoctoral fellow who works at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. So what goes in to naming an entire species? Bush told ABC News: “I …Read More »
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American researchers in Liberia are staying on to look at survivors of Ebola to determine how common the long term effects are and if these effects can contribute to future outbreaks. Additionally, their research could aid in the ongoing efforts to find an effective preventative vaccine as well as treatment …Read More »
Researchers studying the economic impact of bee pollination have found that the tiny insects contribute a massive amount to global agriculture. This may seem obvious, but what makes this latest study interesting is that scientists were able to quantify in dollars the work that bees do. Specifically, scientists spent three …Read More »
Imagine waiting ten years to see if your hard work paid off, only to have your hopes dashed at the 11th hour. This was the situation faced by European Space Agency (ESA) scientists working on the Rosetta Project; a mission designed to undertake the first ever soft-landing on a comet. …Read More »
Japanese researchers have discovered a genetic switch in fish (and maybe other vertebrates) that determines whether germ cells will become eggs or sperm. The gene has been called foxl3. Germ cells, which are present only in reproductive organs, are the cells that are transformed into either sperm or egg cells. In …Read More »
The world finally has new footage of one of the largest great white sharks in the world to ever be caught on camera, Deep Blue. This time it’s with one courageous diver. Diver and shark expert Mauricio Hoyos Padilla shared a video of himself abandoning his underwater cage and touching …Read More »
As a long time cat owner, this news rattled me quite a bit. According to researchers from the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam, cats, specifically their feces, have been linked to a parasite that can put children at risk for the development of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The parasite known …Read More »
A video of a bizarre green creature taken in Taiwan and posted to YouTube and Facebook has gone viral. The video shows a slimy worm that appears to have a long tongue protruding from its mouth. Since June 5th, when it was posted, the video has been viewed 386,000 and …Read More »
With the news of world health experts asking the G7 this weekend about the creation of a rapid response unit for epidemics, it is a good time for the emergence of a new blood test that actually reveals every virus an individual has ever had. Although still in the testing …Read More »
The FDA voted 18-6 in favor of the drug flibanserin, nicknamed the “Female Viagara” on Thursday. The effect has been a massive surge in stocks from a company making a similar drug, bremelanotide which can only point to an increase of sexual arousal drugs created for women’s sexual pleasure. Palatin …Read More »