A research group is the first to explain the mechanisms that the Dengue virus has developed to optimize its ability to cause outbreaks as it travels across the globe to new places and revisits old ones. —> Read More
Researchers have long had reason to hope that blocking the flow of calcium into the mitochondria of heart and brain cells could be one way to prevent damage caused by heart attacks and strokes. But in a study of mice engineered to lack a key calcium channel in their heart cells, scientists appear to have cast a shadow of doubt on that theory. —> Read More
A first-of-its-kind animal model to pinpoint two biomarkers that are elevated in the most severe form of coronary disease has been developed by scientists. —> Read More
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Gerald and Tito are the kings of their gay pride…*
Bonobos, one of our closest genetic relatives, engage in homosexual acts a plenty. And it has been found that females that engage in more frequent acts with members of the same sex are higher on the proverbial social totem pole. Sexual activity of all kinds is often used to diffuse tension in groups and male-male and female-female sexual activity is highly common. Female “g-g” (genito-genital) rubbing is often seen between bonobo ‘broads’.
Penguins, in their adorable matching tuxedos, are notoriously gay. Homosexual pair bonds have been seen in penguins for years. And they seem to be leading the fight in the gay animal adoption movement. Roy and Silo, two male chinstrap penguins that once lived in the Central Park zoo, had a long-term love affair that included an adoption of a chick. The two males remained together for 6 years until Silo’s attentions were drawn to a newly introduced female named Scrappy. Roy was left alone but eventually joined a group of male penguins. In Denmark a pair of male king penguins became daddies to an adopted chick after a female had abandoned her egg.
Why women really are the stronger sex: Men have shorter lives because they are more prone to heart disease, claims study
A review of global data by the University of Southern California has found heart disease to be behind most of the excess deaths documented in adult men. —> Read More
U the east of the US, the impact of charging EVs does more harm to the environment than gas cars, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research. —> Read More
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The New Horizons spacecraft lost very little science data when it went into “safe mode” at the weekend, the mission team says. —> Read More
The images, the last to be sent before Nasa lost contact wiht the probe, show ‘four mysterious dark spots on Pluto that have captured the imagination of the world. The agency has since regained contact. —> Read More
Elon Musk takes on killer robots: Entrepreneur spends $10 million on new projects to control artificial intelligence
The Tesla-founder has revealed he is funding 37 research projects to make sure humans can control future robotic systems. He has previously claimed AI could spell the end of humanity. —> Read More