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Greenland shark oldest vertebrate at 400

Move over tortoises. The Greenland shark has taken the crown as the world's oldest vertebrate. This was recently confirmed by a shark's eye lens tests....

Why are PMS causes still unclear?

Studies have found that 90 percent of women suffer at least one symptom of PMS, yet the exact causes and treatments are still a mystery....

Ancient skeleton may confirm Greek sacrifice legend

Archaeologists have made a discovery at the top of a Greek mountain which might corroborate one of the darkest legends of antiquity: human sacrifice....

New method allows stiff materials to cover complex shapes

Complex shapes can prove difficult to cover with materials like leather, plastic and metal. A new method could solve this problem by cutting patterned holes......

Can stress-resistant corals protect the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef along with coral reefs around the world are in the midst of the largest coral bleaching event yet. ResearchGate finds out...

Tracking down dinosaurs and their ancestors

Ichnologist and paleontologist Hendrik Klein travels to faraway places to find tracks of dinosaurs and their ancestors to research 200 million years of life...

Underwater “ruins” actually microbial poop

Ancient sunken ruins off the Greek coast have turned out to be anything but the man-made objects they were thought to be. It's just microbial...

SA boy born with cerebral palsy to undergo stem cell treatment in USA

A three-year-old South African boy born with cerebral palsy is due to undergo stem cell treatment at Duke University in the USA this month....

New tool monitors CO2 injection underground

CO2 injection into the ground has been found to play a large role in meeting the reduction targets set by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change....

Moon discovered orbiting dwarf planet Makemake

A discovery by researchers at the Southwest Research Institute shows the dwarf planet Makemake located in the Kuiper Belt has a moon of its own....

Coral bleaching event largest yet, possible remedy found

The world is seeing the largest scale of coral bleaching yet that could impact on the livelihood of more than 500 million people worldwide....

Gut bacteria found to reverse autism-related social behaviour

The mouse study joins a growing set of research that links the gut microbiome to the brain. Bacteria commonly found in human breast milk, increased...

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