Pigeons have learnt to distinguish between people that will feed them, and people that will chase them away, therefore maximising their time to eat food and less time is spent searching for food, this is an example of natural selection we can see in our lifetime. Further information on the study carried out can […]
A protein in spinal fluid could be used to predict the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to German researchers. Patients with high levels of the chemical – soluble amyloid precursor protein beta – were more likely to develop the disease, they found. Doctors analysed samples of spinal fluid from 58 patients with mild cognitive […]
The ALPHA exeriment at CERN has managed to trap 300 antiatoms in the CERN Antiproton Decelerator for over 16 minutes, allowing them to be measured, studied, and compared to hydrogen atoms. “We can keep the antihydrogen atoms trapped for 1000 seconds,” explained ALPHA spokesperson Jeffrey Hangst of Aarhus University. “This is long enough to begin […]
The Spitzer space telescope took this stunning picture of the RCW120 ring nebula. More information: http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/53433000/jpg/_53433099_greenringneb-rect.jpg
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A drug has been found to repair the damage done by a heart attack. Thymosin beta 4 can ‘wake up’ dormant epicardium-derived progenitor cells that line an adult’s heart. Once woken, these cells can move inward and form new heart muscle. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-13699711
Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft has been put into a deep sleep for the next two and a half years and is presumed to be woken up at 1000 GMT on 20 January 2014, the only things that have been left running are heaters and an alarm clock. When it wakes it will only be a […]