A pair of massive subglacial lakes have been discovered underneath of the melting Greenland Ice Sheet by researchers from the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) at the University of Cambridge. … [Read full article]
Some people have the ability to suppress their “incriminating” memories and as a result pass the brain activity guilt detection tests that are currently used by many law enforcement agencies … [Read full article]
New light has been shed on the strange mutualistic relationship that exists between a species of Bornean insect-eating pitcher plant and a species of ant that is found living only … [Read full article]
There have been hopes in the scientific community that as the increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere warmed the planet’s climate, the forests would grow and increase their carbon storage capacity. But new research suggests that another factor – increased litterfall – may turn about turn about any increased carbon storage.
A working group of the Medical Research Council’s National Institute for Medical Research in London has drawn up the first “regulatory framework” to guide the creation, use and treatment of animal-human hybrids, also known as chimeras. The framework is outlined in the group’s July 22 published document ‘Animals Containing Human Material’ and calls for the UK to take the lead in establishing safeguards for future chimera experiments.
The changing face of Earth’s climate is more and more being attributed to humans and our effect on the planet and its atmosphere. The latest set of observations which back … [Read full article]