The technique claims to “recharge the batteries” in a woman’s eggs using mitochondria from other cells extracted from her ovaries. The clinic’s first births are due soon, though other doctors worry.
The 2.8 million-year-old bone may mark the first human branch in the primate family tree. It wasn’t just a bigger brain that marked the shift, scientists say. It was also big changes in the mouth.
Every weekend, Londoners stream out of their homes and visit the city’s many markets: long stretches of street (off-limits to cars) teeming with stalls of all types of delicious food, trendy clothes, and quirky trinkets. This past weekend, while strolling through one of these markets, I happened upon a booth selling some lovely prints of old London maps.
My project for the Fulbright National Geographic Fellowship involves mapping the digital data of groups of Londoner’s relationships, so my excitement at seeing the prints came as no surprise. And of course, I’m not the only one who cares about maps. They’re generally beloved both as visual objects and communicators of spatial details, and though I’ve given a twist to their original function by using them to convey less obvious information, I still have lots of appreciation for their conventional offerings.
But my excitement sprang from the fact that bumping into map prints during a casual weekend walk reminded me of just how fortuitous it is to be here in the UK working on my project. The word “fortuitous” implies that —> Read More Here
The discovery is the earliest known fossil of the genus Homo and suggests humankind’s ancestors were living in open grassland environments, near lakes and rivers
Doug G. Ware
LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) — In less than two days, NASA will provide the closest ever view of the dwarf planet Ceres — which has interested scientists for centuries. —> Read More Here
A low-cost antiseptic used to cleanse the cord after birth could help reduce infant death rates in developing countries by 12 percent, a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library suggests. —> Read More Here
People affected by river flooding worldwide could triple by 2030, with climate change and population growth the main factors, says a new report. —> Read More Here
The effort to build a synchrotron – a large accelerator that generates X-rays for research – in Africa is gaining momentum, a US conference hears. —> Read More Here
Adults who closely followed the Mediterranean diet were 47 percent less likely to develop heart disease over a 10-year period compared to similar adults who did not closely follow the diet, according to a new study. —> Read More Here
Natural gas powered solid oxide fuel cells, located at the point of use to produce electricity for facilities the size of big box stores, could provide economic and environmental benefits, with additional research, according to new study. —> Read More Here