Looks like a fish oil pill a day won't keep the doctor away.
Scientists have discovered well-preserved frozen woolly mammoth fragments deep in Siberia that may contain living cells, edging a tad closer to the "Jurassic Park" possibility of cloning a prehistoric animal, the mission's organizer said Tuesday.
Before you down that pint, check the shape of your glass--you might be drinking more beer than you realize. According to a study of British beer drinkers, an optical illusion caused by the shape of a curved glass can dramatically increase the speed at which we swill.
Is eating organic food better? In a surprise, Stanford University doctors said: maybe not.
Scientists have found three ancient insects frozen in amber -- and time -- in what is Earth's oldest bug trap. The insects found in northeastern Italy are about 230 million years old, about 100 million years older than what had been the previously known oldest critters in amber. David Grimaldi, curator of the American Museum of Natural History and lead author of the study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, said the ancient mites are similar to modern ones. That's surprising because the world itself has changed a lot. Back then, there was only one giant continent, primitive dinosaurs and no flower plants. Experts said the discovery could help researchers further understand how life evolved on land. AP
Young farm animals given antibiotics gain weight quickly. Now a study suggests that the same thing may happen to human infants treated with antibiotics.
Research also said its shape is more stable than thought, hinting that its outermost part may be rotating more slowly than expected.
In the wake of successfully dropping the Curiosity rover on Mars this month, NASA will send another robot to the Red Planet in 2016 to drill into the planet's crust and, for the first time, piece together a picture of the Martian interior. The $425 million robotic lander, named InSIGHT, will be built and operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, home of the now-famous engineers and scientists who designed and assembled the $2.5 billion Curiosity rover. InSIGHT will be planted in one spot after dropping onto the surface, and then a drill will pound 30 feet into the crust to take the temperature of the planet, while a seismometer will detect any Marsquakes. "We'll be able to deduce the deep structure of Mars, which now is a total mystery," said Gregg Vane, the lab's head of planning for solar system exploration.
They managed to avoid the notice of nosy human beings for thousands of years, mostly by clinging to the roofs of dark caves and keeping their six tiny eyes peeled for trouble. But the secret existence of the Bigfoot of spiders has come to an end.
Studies keep finding a racial gap, but they don't explain why whites tend to sleep better.
Scientists were preparing to send Curiosity on its first test drive over the billion-year-old rocks of Mars and said a busted wind sensor wouldn't jeopardize its mission of determining whether life could exist there.
On paper, Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 boasts an impressive array of features and capabilities. But bigger isn't always better.