Life Sciences

Girl power: life’s going swimmingly for all-female fish species

Girl power: life’s going swimmingly for all-female fish species

Published 12/02/2018

The Amazon molly, an all-female species that engages in asexual reproduction, appears in a handout photo taken in a laboratory at the University of Wurzburg [more…]

Scientists grow human eggs to full maturity in a lab

Scientists grow human eggs to full maturity in a lab

Published 09/02/2018

An undated picture shows a magnification of a lab-grown fully matured human egg ready for fertilization. Doctor David Albertini/University of Edinburgh/Handout via REUTERSLONDON, (Reuters) - [more…]

Surprising bat genetic trait holds secrets of longevity

Surprising bat genetic trait holds secrets of longevity

Published 08/02/2018

The greater mouse-eared bat (Myotis myotis) is shown in this undated handout photo taken in Brittany, France, released on February 7, 2018. Courtesy Olivier Farcy/Handout [more…]

A real head banger: woodpeckers show signs of potential brain damage

A real head banger: woodpeckers show signs of potential brain damage

Published 03/02/2018

A Downy woodpecker is shown in this undated photo provided February 2, 2018. Courtesy Arlene Koziol/The Field Museum/Handout via REUTERSWASHINGTON (Reuters) - For a person, [more…]

Fossil of school bus-sized dinosaur dug up in Egyptian desert

Fossil of school bus-sized dinosaur dug up in Egyptian desert

Published 29/01/2018

Artist's life reconstruction of the titanosaurian dinosaur Mansourasaurus shahinae on a coastline in what is now the Western Desert of Egypt approximately 80 million years [more…]

FDA clears radioactive drug for cancer that killed Steve Jobs

FDA clears radioactive drug for cancer that killed Steve Jobs

Published 26/01/2018

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a radioactive drug to treat the ultra-rare type of digestive tract cancer that killed [more…]

AstraZeneca’s three-in-one inhaler helps COPD patients in trial

AstraZeneca’s three-in-one inhaler helps COPD patients in trial

Published 26/01/2018

A sign is seen at an AstraZeneca site in Macclesfield, central England May 19, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo(Reuters) - AstraZeneca said an inhaler for chronic [more…]

Oldest human remains outside Africa found in Israeli cave

Oldest human remains outside Africa found in Israeli cave

Published 25/01/2018

A close-up view of the teeth accompanying the left maxilla of human remains from Misliya Cave in Israel, the oldest remains of our species Homo [more…]

Chinese scientists break key barrier by cloning monkeys

Chinese scientists break key barrier by cloning monkeys

Published 25/01/2018

Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua, two cloned long tailed macaque monkeys are seen at the Non-Primate facility at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai, [more…]

Mind bender: shape of human brain evolved over time

Mind bender: shape of human brain evolved over time

Published 24/01/2018

Brain shape evolution in Homo sapiens are shown in this combination image, the earliest known members of our species, the 300,000 year-old cranium Jebel Irhoud [more…]