Life Sciences

Long neglected after landmark discovery, armored dinosaur finally gets its due

Long neglected after landmark discovery, armored dinosaur finally gets its due

Published 31/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When the bones of the early armored dinosaur Scelidosaurus were unearthed in 1858 in west Dorset, England, they comprised the first complete [more…]

COVID-19 often goes undiagnosed in hospital workers- virus may impair heart functions

COVID-19 often goes undiagnosed in hospital workers- virus may impair heart functions

Published 31/08/2020

(Reuters) - The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines [more…]

How low did it go? Scientists calculate Earth’s Ice Age temperatures

How low did it go? Scientists calculate Earth’s Ice Age temperatures

Published 26/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Guided by ocean plankton fossils and climate models, scientists have calculated just how cold it got on Earth during the depths of [more…]

British fossil hunters find bones of new dinosaur species, cousin to T.Rex

British fossil hunters find bones of new dinosaur species, cousin to T.Rex

Published 13/08/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Four bones found on a beach on the Isle of Wight, off England’s south coast, belong to a new species of theropod [more…]

Chemical signal for locust swarming identified in step toward curbing plagues

Chemical signal for locust swarming identified in step toward curbing plagues

Published 13/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have identified a chemical compound released by locusts that causes them to swarm, opening the door to possible new ways to [more…]

‘Gnarly’ tumor shows dinosaurs got cancer, too

‘Gnarly’ tumor shows dinosaurs got cancer, too

Published 04/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When scientists first unearthed fossils of a horned dinosaur called Centrosaurus in the badlands of Dinosaur Provincial Park in Canada’s Alberta province [more…]

Lowly flies get super names as scientists find inspiration in Marvel

Lowly flies get super names as scientists find inspiration in Marvel

Published 29/07/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian scientists said on Wednesday they have given five fly species scientific names that pay tribute to the Marvel comic universe, including [more…]

Virus tricks the body into attacking brain- common heartburn drugs linked to coronavirus risk

Virus tricks the body into attacking brain- common heartburn drugs linked to coronavirus risk

Published 08/07/2020

(Reuters) - The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and [more…]

Merck says it has agreed to supply potential COVID-19 drug Rebif to EU countries

Merck says it has agreed to supply potential COVID-19 drug Rebif to EU countries

Published 08/07/2020

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German drugmaker Merck said on Wednesday it had agreed to supply its potential COVID-19 drug Rebif to European Union countries should orders [more…]

Study shows ancient contact between Polynesian and South American peoples

Study shows ancient contact between Polynesian and South American peoples

Published 08/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New genetic research shows that there was mingling between ancient native peoples from Polynesia and South America, revealing a single episode of [more…]