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Y Chromosomes Shed Light Why Men Function Differently Than Women | Science Times

Y Chromosomes Shed Light Why Men Function Differently Than Women | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!The was recently published by professor Christian Deschepper from the Université de Montréal, which is Montreal Clinical Research Institute's director of the Experimental Cardiovascular Biology research unit, in Scientific Reports.The study provides new light on understanding the mechanics of the genes in Y chromosomes that allow male cells to behave differently from female cells, said study lead author Deschepper, an associate professor at the McGill University.The researchers hope that their research would help...

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New Species of Truffles Discovered Thanks to Mushroom-Munching Bonobos | Science Times

New Species of Truffles Discovered Thanks to Mushroom-Munching Bonobos | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!They are costly because they are also hard to find and to grow. Truffles are also difficult to store for any length of time because they lose their aroma only after a week. Its size could range from strawberry-size to an apple-sized, although there are  that were discovered.Truffles are found in many parts of the world, but the prestige truffles come from specific areas in Europe and California. But a new species of truffles have been discovered in the Dominican Republic of the Congo, thanks to the mushroom-munching...

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Humpback Whale Found Its Way Back To Sea After Getting Lost in Crocodile-Infested River | Science Times

Humpback Whale Found Its Way Back To Sea After Getting Lost in Crocodile-Infested River | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!An update of the whale reports that it has successfully found its way back to the sea after being stranded for two weeks. According to authorities, there were two whales to have left the area, however, it seems that one whale got stuck in the river where large saltwater crocodiles live.In a very unusual event last week, three whales entered the East Alligator River in Kakadu Park. According to reports, the animals were spotted on Tuesday, September 15, and ever since then, authorities have been closely monitoring...

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Human Cells Look Younger Than Chimp's Despite Sharing 99% of Genetic Code | Science Times

Human Cells Look Younger Than Chimp's Despite Sharing 99% of Genetic Code | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!Although the advancement in medicine over the last 200 years have made human lives longer, researchers from Duke University believe that there could be a more ancient explanation for why humans are long-lived primates. Their study suggests that the secret of human longevity may be found in the clock-like epigenetic changes that tick slower for humans.The researchers think that part of the secret of human longevity lies in the changes in the DNA within the human cells, which slowed down the rate of human aging around...

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Thousands of Birds Mysteriously Drop Dead in New Mexico | Science Times

Thousands of Birds Mysteriously Drop Dead in New Mexico | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!Researchers from the department of fish, wildlife, and conservation ecology New Mexico State University said that they had received reports in the past weeks that different species of birds are found dead.NMSU biologist Martha Desmond said that they see , and just seeing the numbers tell that the death of the birds is a large event.WOW:   Residents in New Mexico have reported seeing dead birds on hiking trails and in other areas as well. According to Desmond, the die-offs were first noticed last month at the White...

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Oldest Sperm To Date Is Preserved in 100-Million-Year-Old Amber | Science Times

Oldest Sperm To Date Is Preserved in 100-Million-Year-Old Amber | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!The study was published in .The sperm cell approximately measures 0.6 millimeters and belonged to a still-living organism under the class of microcrustacean called ostracods. these organisms are known to house sperms that are up to ten times larger than they are. It seems impossible but when these organisms are twisted and tangled to form a ball, they could travel through the female reproductive more easily.The researchers used a micro-CT scan to reveal 39 of their ancient crustacean relatives that are all preserved...

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How Does the Hippocampus Affect Bodily Functions? | Science Times

How Does the Hippocampus Affect Bodily Functions? | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!Humans and other mammals have two hippocampi on each side of the brain. Hippocampus is a significant component in the limbic system that plays a vital role in information processing turning  into, as well as spatial memory that enables navigation.There are various theories that explain the role of the hippocampus in different body functions. One of these theories is the , which suggests that those with damage in the hippocampus tend to be hyperactive and have difficulty in learning.Another theory explains the...

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Golden Frogs in Panama Threatened by Superfungus | Science Times

Golden Frogs in Panama Threatened by Superfungus | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!As their name suggests, these frogs are yellow or gold in color with black spots on their bodies. They are cocooned from the outside world inside a fish tank installed by the  which is a 5,000-square-foot facility located in the northern city of Panama in Gamboa.These species are endemic in Panama, but these days, there are no golden frogs that can be seen in its natural habitat because of the threat brought by superfungus that kills the amphibians in the wild. According to the report from the World Wildlife Fund,...

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The Unusual Physics of an Upside-Down Boat Flips Previous Understandings of the Law of Buoyancy | Science Times

The Unusual Physics of an Upside-Down Boat Flips Previous Understandings of the Law of Buoyancy | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!Almost 70 years ago, Russian Nobel prizewinning physicist  described the process of levitating liquid in mid-air. He said that rapidly shaking a pendulum up and down balances it upright rather than falling back to its original position. Scientists have used this concept to make liquids levitate mid-air to get air bubbles to sink.The new study used this concept and suggested that the law of buoyancy could also be flipped. The physicists have managed to float tiny toy boats on the underside layer of the levitating...

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Scientists Measure Fever in Worms Using Quantum Thermometer With Nanodiamonds | Science Times

Scientists Measure Fever in Worms Using Quantum Thermometer With Nanodiamonds | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!But recently, a team of researchers has developed a  to measure the temperature on a nanoscale size. They used this novel technology to observe a 'fever' in tiny nematode worms that is under pharmacological treatment. The technology helps in novel  in biomedical research and further strengthens the connection between biology and quantum sensing.An international team of scientists from Osaka City University has collaborated with other international partners to publish their study in the journal Science...

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Coca-Cola Uses 100% Recycled Plastic for their Bottles in Netherlands and Norway | Science Times

Coca-Cola Uses 100% Recycled Plastic for their Bottles in Netherlands and Norway | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!Before them, the Coca-Cola in Sweden has already announced the same transition back in December 2019, making them the first market to switch to 100% rPET. Coca-Cola in the Netherlands is scheduled to launch its new bottles by October 2020, in which all its locally produced small plastic bottles are already 100% rPET, including other brands like Sprite and Fanta.Large plastic bottles will follow by 2021, which makes the Netherlands as the second market to make the transition to its locally produced...

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Florida Boy Dies After Contracting Brain-Eating Amoeba From Lake | Science Times

Florida Boy Dies After Contracting Brain-Eating Amoeba From Lake | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!A , scientifically known as Naegleria fowleri, killed a 13-year-old boy named Tanner Lake Wall in Florida. According to his parents, the boy contracted the brain-eating amoeba after swimming at a campground in North Florida a few days before he died.Alicia Whitehill, Tanner's mother, told the media in detail that the boy swam in a lake on Friday and Saturday with 50 other kids, their daughters, and her husband. But only Tanner got infected with amoeba, and no one else got the infection.13-year-old Tanner was a...

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Remembering 9/11: The Psychology Behind Terrorism | Science Times

Remembering 9/11: The Psychology Behind Terrorism | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!The horrendous event was later known as the "" in memory of the day when thousands lost their lives, which changed the world. The al-Qaeda attack was considered the deadliest terrorist attack in U.S. history.The al-Qaeda group engaged in acts of terrorism by deliberately sending two airplanes to crash on the upper floors of the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center complex. Due to the damage sustained from the impacts, the  collapsed. A third airplane also crashed into  in Arlington, Virginia.The fourth...

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Proteus: The Underwater Version of the ISS | Science Times

Proteus: The Underwater Version of the ISS | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!They say that the ocean is a vast frontier full of possibilities for the future in its conservation, food production, and medicine. However, they remain unexplored due to the physical limits of scuba diving. For instance, humans can only dive for a few hours a day. They spend each minute at breathing compressed air underwater in which they need to ascent slower to the surface. Otherwise, they will risk having decompression sickness from nitrogen in their bloodstream.That is where Proteus comes in. But before...

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Kite Aerodynamics: How Did a Kite Lift a 3-Year-Old? | Science Times

Kite Aerodynamics: How Did a Kite Lift a 3-Year-Old? | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!This year's annual  in Taiwan was held at Nanlioao on Sunday. However, the seemingly festive event turned a nightmare to a 3-year-old child who was hurled more than 100ft through the air by the giant orange kite.She was entangled by the kite's strings which sent her soaring above the crowd. Screams of horror from the people can be heard in the footage of the incident. It shows that the girl is stuck at the end of the kite's long tail, which soared for 30 seconds.The little girl, who weighs 28 pounds, twisted and...

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Parabon Nanolabs Faces Controversy for Using Supposedly Private DNA Database to Identify Criminals | Science Times

Parabon Nanolabs Faces Controversy for Using Supposedly Private DNA Database to Identify Criminals | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!For so many years in the business, they became the most famous forensics-genetics company in the world, but it all changed when a privacy controversy hit them.It happened when they accepted a job regarding a teenage boy who assaulted a septuagenarian in a Mormon meeting house in Utah. The case was full of privacy concerns, especially when genealogists used , a database of DNA tests in which users upload their DNA in the hope of finding their relatives.Parabon and the police use this database and have been solving...

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Former Fashion Executive Killed in a Shark Attack in Maine | Science Times

Former Fashion Executive Killed in a Shark Attack in Maine | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!But why do sharks attack humans? Are they really interested in eating humans, or was it just a mistake? Also, how to avoid shark attacks?Read:Holowach was about 20 yards offshore the Bailey Island on Monday afternoon when suddenly she was attacked by a great white shark, says the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR).She was rescued by nearby kayakers who witnessed the incident and immediately carried her to the shore, where she was declared dead by emergency responders. Her daughter, who was swimming with her,...

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Scientists Use 3D Printers to Make Miniature Organs for Testing Potential COVID-19 Drugs | Science Times

Scientists Use 3D Printers to Make Miniature Organs for Testing Potential COVID-19 Drugs | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!Indeed, 3D printers have become a helpful tool in this fight against the pandemic. Now, scientists are looking into using it to bioprint miniature human organs that they can use to test drugs to treat COVID-19 and other diseases such as cancer.Anthony Atala, the director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and his team are using 3D printers to create pinhead-sized replicas of human organs to test drugs for COVID-19.His institute has been  in the past few years to test drug efficacy against...

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Italian Island Mysteriously Spared from COVID-19 | Science Times

Italian Island Mysteriously Spared from COVID-19 | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!For instance, Paola Muti, a cancer researcher at the University of Milan, worried that the tiny Giglio Island would be hit hard by COVID-19 after reports of people getting infected with COVID-19. She braced herself for the rapid spread of the disease to the island with more than 800 residents.Her mother was a native of the island, being born and raised there. She often stays at the family home with the sea's beautiful overlooking view through the parlor's windows. Much to the residents' surprise, no one on the...

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COVID-19 May Also Cause Loss of Hearing Even to Asymptomatic Patients, Study Says | Science Times

COVID-19 May Also Cause Loss of Hearing Even to Asymptomatic Patients, Study Says | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!Hearing loss in COVID-19 patients looks unlikely since the illness is a respiratory disease. Problems on hearing may not be the first thing that anyone would think of. But recent studies suggest that the two could be linked to each other.In a  published in the American Journal of Otolaryngology, the authors described a case of an older woman in Thailand diagnosed with COVID-19 who suffered from hearing loss. It only discussed brief details about the case and did not provide much evidence on the relationship between...

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Gravitons Create 'Noise' in Gravitational Wave Detectors, New Study Reveals | Science Times

Gravitons Create 'Noise' in Gravitational Wave Detectors, New Study Reveals | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!These particles unify the general theory of relativity of Albert Einstein and quantum mechanics. To see the world of gravitons requires a device that can harness a great amount of energy. However, that too seems impossible to accomplish because that device must be so massive that it would .Celebrated physicist  said, "it appears that Nature conspires to forbid any measurement of distance with error smaller than the Planck length."Many scientists believe that gravitons only exist in the most extreme places in the...

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Did Russia Fire a Satellite Weapon in Space? US and UK Think So | Science Times

Did Russia Fire a Satellite Weapon in Space? US and UK Think So | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!But the Russian government denied all allegations. According to the country's defense ministry, the said testing used a technology that performs checks on the Russian space equipment.Before that incident, the U.S. has already raised some concerns about Russia's satellite activity. However, this is the U.K.'s first time to make accusations against Russian test-firing in space. It came just days after when the U.K. government said they had underestimated the threat posed by Russia.Christopher Ford, the U.S. Assistant...

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Apple Says Special iPhones for Hackers Will Soon Be Available in the Market | Science Times

Apple Says Special iPhones for Hackers Will Soon Be Available in the Market | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!The technology company is to researchers with an established track record of finding bugs in the iOS and those experts in other platforms who want to jump to iOS.Apple will let the researchers borrow the device for a year and with the possibility that they can renew their application. Additionally, they will also have access to new security forums that is on the devices.Once they find, test, validate, verify, or confirm any vulnerability issues with the device, they must inform Apple immediately or any relevant...

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Are Scientists Close to Discovering a Way to Delay Aging? | Science Times

Are Scientists Close to Discovering a Way to Delay Aging? | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!Many scientists have already tried to develop products or methods that can delay or reverse the effects of aging. Recently,  reported that researchers at USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences showed how mifepristone could extend the lives of Drosophila and C. elegans.Now, scientists at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) may be one step closer to delaying the .The team of researchers studied aging in yeast cells. They chose yeast as a material of study because it can easily be manipulated....

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New Zealand Invents System to Predict Volcanic Eruptions | Science Times

New Zealand Invents System to Predict Volcanic Eruptions | Science Times

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!New Zealand's White Island or Whakaari volcano is the country's most active volcano, according to the GeoNet website. It has been built up by more than 150,000 volcanic activities. Experts said the casualties of last year's volcanic activity might have been prevented if only they predicted its eruption. "Had our system been in place [on Whakaari last year] it would have raised the alert 16 hours before the volcano's deadly eruption," they said.Now, scientists from New Zealand claim that they have invented a  that...

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