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These Lizards Evolved Toxic Green Blood

These Lizards Evolved Toxic Green Blood

Not all blood is red. Some types of octopuses, mollusks and crustaceans have clear blood that turns blue in the presence of oxygen. Marine worms and brachiopods bleed violet. Some segmented worms have blood with a greenish hue. But for most vertebrates—a group that encompasses all animals with a backbone, such as mammals, fish, birds, […]

Scientists detect oxygen legacy of first stars

Scientists detect oxygen legacy of first stars

Image copyright ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO) Image caption Alma has become a powerful tool to study the early Universe Astronomers have made the most distant ever detection of oxygen. They observed it in a galaxy of stars that existed just 500 million years after the Big Bang. But what is really fascinating is that this oxygen can […]

UCF students to give free bionic arms to children with missing limbs

UCF students to give free bionic arms to children with missing limbs

0 UCF students to give free bionic arms to children with missing limbs A non-profit started by UCF students is helping children across the U.S. with missing limbs. The central Florida-based group known as Limbitless will help launch the first U.S. clinical trial of bionic arms for children made on 3D printers. The group, which […]

Scientists use Dorset, UK, as model to help find traces of life on Mars

Scientists use Dorset, UK, as model to help find traces of life on Mars

Acidic stream in Dungy Head, Lulworth Cove, on the eastern end of St Oswald’s Bay, UK. Credit: Imperial College London By studying a stream on the UK coast, experts have calculated how much organic matter we might find on Mars, and where to look. Imperial College London scientists have found traces of fatty acids – […]

California STDs Raging At All Time Highs For Third Year In A Row

California STDs Raging At All Time Highs For Third Year In A Row

A billboard above a gas station reads “Feel The Burn,” a play on 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ campaign slogan, “Feel The Bern.” It’s actually promoting tests for sexually transmitted diseases. Nick Ut/AP hide caption toggle caption Nick Ut/AP A billboard above a gas station reads “Feel The Burn,” a play on 2016 presidential candidate […]

Scientists Discovery New Archaeal Lineage In Yellowstone National Park That Might Explain The Origin Of Life

Scientists Discovery New Archaeal Lineage In Yellowstone National Park That Might Explain The Origin Of Life

Scientists have just discovered a new archaeal lineage that was found in Yellowstone National Park. The discovery could help explain how life began on Earth and on Mars.  ( Pixabay ) Scientists have searched for the origin of life on Earth, and new findings from Yellowstone National Park might help explain that. What Was Discovered […]

Report finds cases of STDs reach all-time high in California

Report finds cases of STDs reach all-time high in California

FILE – This April 1, 2016 file photos shows a billboard above a gas station that reads “Feel The Burn,” a play on then-presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ campaign slogan, “Feel The Bern.” It’s actually promoting testing for sexually transmitted diseases. The number of cases of STDs – chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis – in California reached […]

Rare Dinosaur Skeleton Goes On Display At A Cincinnati Brewery

Rare Dinosaur Skeleton Goes On Display At A Cincinnati Brewery

Geleamopus skeletons were initially believed to simply be smaller types of the famous Diplodocus because of their striking similarities. Though they have similar long necks, the Galeamopus has larger legs and high, triangular necks near the head.   ( Matt Cardy | Getty Images ) A rare dinosaur specimen is set to be on display […]

Depression diagnosis is up 33% in the US, and that's a good thing

Depression diagnosis is up 33% in the US, and that's a good thing

Depression is on the rise in the United States. A quick glance at the data, which show rising diagnosis rates, could give the impression that a series of terrible events plunged millions of people into depression. (Those with different political ideologies will likely point to different events, but much of the data pre-date 2016, so […]

Time travellers are welcome at Stephen Hawking's memorial in June

Time travellers are welcome at Stephen Hawking's memorial in June

In a fitting homage to Stephen Hawking, the theoretical physicist’s memorial service will not only be open to members of the public, but time travellers of the future, too. A thousand people will be able to attend Hawking’s memorial service at Westminster Abbey in June, and tickets are being given out via a public ballot. […]