Tel Aviv University researchers discover unique non-oxygen breathing animal
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Tel Aviv University researchers discover unique non-oxygen breathing animal

IMAGE: TEM image of H. salminicola mitochondrion-related organelle with few cristae. view more  Credit: American Friends of Tel Aviv University Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have discovered a non-oxygen breathing animal. The unexpected finding changes one of science’s assumptions about the animal world. A study on the finding was published on February 25 in PNAS…

By gum! Scientists find new 110-million-year-old treasure
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By gum! Scientists find new 110-million-year-old treasure

– Advertisement –    A remarkable new treasure has been found by scientists from the University of Portsmouth – the first fossil plant gum on record. The beautiful, amber-like material has been discovered in 110 million year old fossilised leaves. University of Portsmouth PhD student Emily Roberts, made the discovery while examining fossilised leaves of the Welwitschiophyllum plant,…

Ancient humans lived through a massive volcanic eruption 74000 years ago
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Ancient humans lived through a massive volcanic eruption 74000 years ago

(CNN)About 74,000 years ago, Sumatra’s Mount Toba experienced a super-eruption — an event scientists suspect was large enough to wipe out a majority of early humans living at the time, slowing down the spread of humanity.But researchers have discovered evidence that Homo sapiens were migrating before, during and after the event, according to a new…

CDC flu pandemic plans hint at the playbook for a new coronavirus outbreak
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CDC flu pandemic plans hint at the playbook for a new coronavirus outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is preparing for the possibility that the new coronavirus will spread through the United States — and it’s using its guidelines for pandemic influenza as a starting point. The new coronavirus isn’t influenza, so the recommendations probably won’t match what may happen during a coronavirus outbreak. But…

Talking to kids about race
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Talking to kids about race

The collective gasp that happens when a small child chooses an encounter with a supermarket cashier or her new doctor as the moment to notice racial differences is one that many parents can relate to. Kids often ask questions that adults wouldn’t dare—and that’s a good thing. “Children as young as three years old are…

‘Shocked’ scientists find brain parasites in baby lizards still in shells
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‘Shocked’ scientists find brain parasites in baby lizards still in shells

Home News Female common wall lizard (Podarcis muralis) (Image: © Nathalie Feiner) A newfound species of parasitic worm wiggles its way into the brains of baby lizards long before the reptiles hatch. How do the nematodes break into developing lizard brains? They sneak in through the lizard mothers’ ovaries, a surprising new study finds.Parasitic nematodes that…