Recently, a 30-thousand-year-old giant virus has been discovered and revived from the Siberian permafrost. This discovery was made by a group of scientists in France, who thawed the virus and discovered the virus that it had once existed during the time of Neanderthals. This virus is called a Pithovirus sibericum […]Read more ›
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Scientists announced on Feb. 26 that NASA’s Kepler space telescope has discovered 715 new exoplanets. These newly discovered worlds double the current number of confirmed exoplanets, bringing the total tally to roughly 1,700. These exoplanets, which are planets outside of our solar system, were found to orbit 305 stars—revealing multiple-planet […]Read more ›
A recently published study in Psychopharmacology, an international peer-reviewed journal covering how drugs affect behavior, investigated whether or not cannabis use significantly affected a person’s ability to drive safely. As the number of states legalizing the use of marijuana increases, the number of people driving under the influence of marijuana […]Read more ›
The genetic testing of embryos for the presence of disease-causing genes has become an increasing trend. It has been deemed a beneficial practice by many scientists, but it raises a number of ethical questions. Genetic testing of embryos is nothing new—it has been around for more than 10 years. But […]Read more ›
A recent study published in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, investigated whether or not receiving the HPV vaccination promotes risky sexual activity among adolescent women. Despite common misconceptions, the study found no link between riskier sexual behavior and the HPV vaccination. HPV, the Human Papilloma […]Read more ›
Scientists have extracted the DNA of one of the earliest recorded plagues and reconstructed its genetic code from 1,500-year-old teeth. These teeth came from the mouths of sixth century skeletons, discovered by housing developers digging outside of Munich, Germany. They uncovered graves filled with multiple individuals—a sign that is often […]Read more ›