Should you pee on a jellyfish sting

Should you pee on a jellyfish sting?

Sure, jellyfish look pretty serene, but we all know the evils that come from a run-in with those tentacles. You've probably heard the rumor that...
Scientists propose synestia, a new type of planetary object

Scientists propose synestia, a new type of planetary object

There's something new to look for in the heavens, and it's called a "synestia," according to planetary scientists Simon Lock at Harvard University and...
3.3-million-year-old fossil reveals origins of the human spine

3.3-million-year-old fossil reveals origins of the human spine

Analysis of a 3.3 million-year-old fossil skeleton reveals the most complete spinal column of any early human relative, including vertebrae, neck and rib cage. The...
Graphene is bad news for bacteria

Zap! Graphene is bad news for bacteria

Scientists at Rice University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have discovered that laser-induced graphene (LIG) is a highly effective anti-fouling material and,...
Re-constructing the crew of the Mary Rose

Re-constructing the crew of the Mary Rose

For the first time in 500 years, scientists examining human remains from Henry VIII’s flagship Mary Rose will be able to determine if any bones come...
How Just 13 DNA Snippets Could Identify You

How Just 13 DNA Snippets Could Identify You

Just 13 snippets of DNA may be enough to make conclusions about hundreds of thousands of genetic markers, even those not present in the...
Genomes Reveal Cause of Disease in Rare Cats

Genomes Reveal Cause of Disease in Rare Cats

Researchers have used whole genome sequencing to identify DNA abnormalities that cause genetic diseases in cats, such as progressive retinal atrophy and Niemann-Pick type...
More than 50,000 frozen Alaskan artefacts will be returned home

More Than 50,000 Frozen Alaskan Artefacts Will Be Returned Home

A huge collection of artefacts 'frozen in time' which offer a unique insight into the indigenous people of Alaska will be returned to the...
Viking army camp uncovered by archaeologists

Viking Army Camp Uncovered by Archaeologists

A huge camp which was home to thousands of Vikings as they prepared to conquer England in the late ninth century has been uncovered...
Impact of invasive plants can linger long even after eradication

Impact of invasive plants can linger long even after eradication

It is easy to assume that getting rid of invasive plants will allow a local ecosystem to return to its natural state, with native...

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