Archaeologists use tooth enamel protein to show sex of human remains

Archaeologists use tooth enamel protein to show sex of human remains

Archaeologists use tooth enamel protein to show sex of human remains The study of an archaeological site in Northern California uses a new method for estimating the biological sex of human remains based on reading protein sequences rather than DNA. The work is published in Scientific Reports on 17 July.  The protein-based technique gave superior results to DNA analysis in studying […]

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FDA approves new NASA ventilator for emergency response in COVID-19 treatment

FDA approves new NASA ventilator for emergency response in COVID-19 treatment

FDA approves new NASA ventilator for emergency response in COVID-19 treatment According to the Space Agency, a new ventilator developed by NASA to treat victims of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic was issued emergency approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on April 30.  The engineers of NASA at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California., developed a high-pressure […]

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SCIENTISTS IDENTIFY 1.9 MILLION PIECES OF MICROPLASTIC IN SQUARE METER OF OCEAN FLOOR

SCIENTISTS IDENTIFY 1.9 MILLION PIECES OF MICROPLASTIC IN SQUARE METER OF OCEAN FLOOR

SCIENTISTS IDENTIFY 1.9 MILLION PIECES OF MICROPLASTIC IN SQUARE METER OF OCEAN FLOOR The amount of microplastics in the seabed is the highest level ever, with up to 1.9 million pieces covering just one square meter. Researchers said that they were “shocked” by the volume of microplastics found on the seafloor bed. According to research led by the University of Manchester […]

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Vampire Bats “French Kiss” With Mouthfuls Of Blood To Develop Social Bonds

Vampire Bats "French Kiss" With Mouthfuls Of Blood To Develop Social Bonds

Vampire Bats “French Kiss” With Mouthfuls Of Blood To Develop Social Bonds There are all sorts of strange behaviours that animals establish and strengthen social relations. Elephants use watering holes. Birds dance. Vampire bats share blood-drenched “French kisses.” Dance of the birds. “French kisses” exchanged by vampires bats blood. According to IFLScience, scientists have found that a social ritual among […]

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Dinosaur DNA Found Remarkably Preserved in 75 Million-Year-Old Fossil

Dinosaur DNA Found Remarkably Preserved in 75 Million Year-Old Fossil

Dinosaur DNA Found Remarkably Preserved in 75 Million-Year-Old Fossil Cartilage cells, chromosomes and DNA were found preserved in the baby duck-billed dinosaur 75 million-year-old fossils, according to a study. Skull fragments of young, nest-bound Hypacrosaurus specimens unarthed in Montana’s US from the ‘ Two Medicine Formation ‘ were analyzed by researchers. These organic material should not historically remain intact for so long […]

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3,000-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy Speaks From The Afterlife

3,000-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy Speaks From The Afterlife

3,000-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy Speaks From The Afterlife Scientists have fulfilled the wish for life after death of a mummified Egyptian priest-by replicating his voice with artificial vocal cords. The voice of Nesyamun was reproduced as a vowellike sound reminiscent of the bleat of a sheep. The priest lived between 1099 and 1069BC during the politically complex reign of Pharaoh Ramses XI. As a priest in Thebes, for his ritual duties which included singing, Nesyamun would […]

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