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DNA study proves long-term Aboriginal connection to country

DNA study proves long-term Aboriginal connection to country

Historic hair samples collected from Aboriginal people show that following an initial migration 50,000 years ago, populations spread rapidly around the east and west coasts of Australia. “The mitochondrial dates reported here for Aboriginal Australian arrival and dispersal appear considerably older than recent estimates from nuclear genomic data that suggest a single ancestry population started to differentiate as recently as ... Read More »

IBM scientists write data onto a single atom in major breakthrough

IBM scientists write data onto a single atom in major breakthrough

Researchers at IBM and EPFL have shown for the first time that it is possible to store in and retrieve information from single-atom magnets. The breakthrough can have significant implications for the miniaturization of magnetic memory devices. As memory devices are becoming increasingly smaller, it was hypothesized whether the elementary storage unit could one day be as small as a single ... Read More »

Researchers Create Time Crystals As A New Form Of Matter

Researchers Create Time Crystals As A New Form Of Matter

A team of scientists led by physicists at the University of Maryland-based Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) have created the world’s first time crystal using a chain of atomic ions. Crystals such as ice or diamond are made of atoms arranged in a repeating pattern in space. These new time crystals have atoms follow a repeating pattern, but in time rather ... Read More »

Neanderthal DNA reveals real paleo diet (Research)

Neanderthal DNA reveals real paleo diet (Research)

Ancient DNA found in the dental plaque of Neandertals – our nearest extinct relative – has provided remarkable new insights into their behaviour, diet and evolutionary history, including their use of plant-based medicine to treat pain and illness. Published today in the journal Nature, an international team led by the University of Adelaide’s Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) and ... Read More »

Extremely Rare True’s Beaked Whale Caught on Video (Watch)

Watch the first underwater video of this rare whale (Video)

Researchers have for the first time filmed rare True’s beaked whales underwater.. True’s beaked whale was discovered more than a century ago but little about it is known and it remains one of the least understood creatures on the planet. The True’s beaked whale belongs to a family of cetaceans called Ziphiidae that includes 22 species of beaked whales. Despite ... Read More »

Future survival of BC’s grizzly bears at risk, says new report

Future survival of BC's grizzly bears at risk, says new report

A B.C. conservation group is raising the alarm about the state of the province’s grizzly bear population. The recently-formed charitable organization, the Grizzly Bear Foundation commissioned a three-person board of inquiry to investigate the status of the bears. None of the members is a scientist, but they met with government officials and scientists, and held public hearings across the province. ... Read More »

Researchers Develop ‘Brainwave’ to Rap Robots for Work Blunders

Researchers Develop 'Brainwave' to Rap Robots for Work Blunders

Scientists are using brain scans to learn more about the signals our brains give when we make a mistake called “error-related potentials”. A team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Boston University is working on this problem, creating a feedback system that lets people correct robot mistakes instantly with nothing more than their brains. Using data ... Read More »

Blue Origin’s New Glenn launch & landing animation (Video)

Blue Origin's New Glenn launch & landing animation (Video)

Video Blue Origin, the orbital delivery service funded by Amazon supremo Jeff Bezos, has taken its first satellite launch booking. We’re told the sat will be put into orbit in 2021 or 2022 – basically, once Bezos has finished building the rocket to do the job. It’s been a busy 48 hours for Bezos, who first surprised his Twitter followers ... Read More »

Yellow Taxis Are Safer Than Blue Ones, Says NUS Study

Yellow Taxis Are Safer Than Blue Ones, Says NUS Study

A new NUS research finds that taxi cabs painted yellow are 9 percent less likely to be involved in accidents than ones painted blue. The study was led by Professor Ho Teck Hua, NUS Deputy President (Research & Technology) and Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor, in collaboration with Associate Professor Chong Juin Kuan from NUS Business and Assistant Professor Xia ... Read More »

Nasa To Create The Coolest Spot In The Universe On Board The ISS

Nasa To Create The Coolest Spot In The Universe On Board The ISS

NASA will send an ice chest sized box to ISS to make a cool place in the universe. The box will have lasers, electromagnetic knife and vacuum chamber to eliminate the energy of gas particles, making them motionless. The instrument is named CAL, Cold Atom Laboratory, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California created this instrument. “Studying these hyper-cold ... Read More »

Researchers to create artificial magnetosphere for Mars

Researchers to create artificial magnetosphere for Mars

A NASA scientist has presented the idea of launching a giant magnetic shield around Mars in order to restore its atmosphere and potentially make the Red Planet habitable in the future. Mars is thought to have been temperate and to have had surface water around 3.5 billion years ago, but 90 percent of its atmosphere has been destroyed by solar ... Read More »