How is it that vultures can live on a diet of carrion that would at least lead to severe food-poisoning, and more likely kill most other animals? —> Read More Here
An international collaboration of scientists including Baylor College of Medicine has completed the first genome sequence of a myriapod, Strigamia maritima — a member of a group venomous centipedes that care for their eggs — and uncovered new clues about their biological evolution and unique absence of vision and circadian rhythm. —> Read More Here
Centipedes have been genetically sequenced for the first time by an international team of over 100 scientists. Study co-author Prof. Ariel Chipman at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem says the humble arthropod’s DNA gives scientists new insight into how life developed on our planet. The creature independently evolved solutions to the problem of living on land by losing some genes and expanding other gene families not present in insects. —> Read More Here
Blind Scottish centipede found WITHOUT a body clock – and the discovery could unlock clues to how millions of insects evolved
A team of researchers from led by the University of St Andrews in Scotland has sequenced the first full myriapod genome – a complete set of DNA – from the Strigamia maritima centipede (pictured). —> Read More Here
LONDON (Reuters) – An international team of more than 100 researchers has mapped the genome of the centipede and found that, while it easily outpaces humans on number of legs, it falls short when it comes to genes.
A weak region in the brain may be associated with both Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia. Continue reading â†’ —> Read More Here
Officials say the vast ancient burial mound at Amphipolis in Greece (pictured) could contain more than one body – raising hopes that it could hold members of the royal Macedonia family. —> Read More Here
A medieval sword found in Siberia’s Novosibirsk region may have belonged to the infamous Russian Tsar. Discovered buried deep beneath a tree back in 1… —> Read More Here
The galaxy cutting dramatically across the frame of this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image is a slightly warped dwarf galaxy known as UGC 1281. Seen here from an edge-on perspective, this galaxy lies roughly 18 million light-years away in the constellation of Triangulum (The Triangle).
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Nov. 25 (UPI) — New research suggests the microbial makeup of a vulture is almost the mirror opposite of that of a human. —> Read More Here