By 2050, an extraordinary nine billion people are expected to call Earth home
Everyone knows Dolly, but less known is that the first cloned animal success was a tadpole in the 1950s
This week, neuroscientist Russell Foster – a specialist in our body clocks – say that schools should start two hours later at “around 10 o’clock”.
Hepatitis A virus is carried by human faeces and can be passed on through contact with food or water.
latest tablet computers. it is on the shiny new iPad, computer or phone, included one of the rarest metals on Earth: indium. And analysts are warning that global supplies of indium could be exhausted as soon as 2017. The reason you cannot see it is because when indium reacts with oxygen, it becomes transparent.
The Anthropocene: Welcome to the Age of Modern Man
Our population soared from around 10,000 individuals at the start of the Holocene, 10,000 years ago, to 7 billion today. scientists think we have indefinitely delayed the next Ice Age.
At least 75% of the world's land surface has been modified by humans, according to Erle Ellis, an ecologist at the University of Maryland.
the last known passenger pigeon, died in Cincinnati Zoo.
the cloning process was inefficient, with success rates of around 1%.
Canadian skier Nick Zoricic has died after crashing heavily in a World Cup skicross race in Switzerland. Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke has died from injuries sustained in a training accident.
Men with Klinefelter's syndrome have an extra, female, X chromosome, making them XXY, and often have slightly more breast tissue than normal.
“From the weightlessness of space to the gravity wells of nearby planets”
But scientists are also fascinated by the Earth's core because it is responsible for creating our planet's magnetic field which is vital to life.As a tool for navigation, it helps honey bees find their hive, while sea turtles, birds and butterflies use it to migrate over long distances. also...
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