A genetic variant near the KLF14 gene regulates hundreds of genes that govern how and where women’s bodies store fat, which affects their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to research presented at the American Society of Human Genetics 2015 Annual Meeting in Baltimore. Specifically, different alleles, or versions, of the variant cause fat-storing cells to function differently. —> Read More
Ancient bones from a North Yorkshire cave, including the remains of rhinos, bears and hyenas, are to be transformed into a digital museum. —> Read More
A jaguar on a breeding loan to Delhi zoo is being sent back as he is too fat to mate, keepers say. —> Read More
The highly dubious video footage shows a small humanoid creature running across someone’s floor. The video, which has been picked up by the media more… —> Read More
On Monday, October 5th, NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden planted “Outredgeous” Red Romaine Lettuce seeds in USDA’s People’s Garden, sister seeds of those grown and harvested on the International Space Station.
Balanced chromosomal abnormalities (BCAs), a category of structural changes to the human genome, may account for a large portion of birth defects related to brain development and function, according to research presented at the American Society of Human Genetics 2015 Annual Meeting in Baltimore. BCAs are changes to the structure of an individual’s chromosomes, in which one or more fragments of DNA breaks apart from the regions around it and is reattached elsewhere in the genome. —> Read More
Wildlife is on the upswing on the site of a historic nuclear disaster nearly 30 years ago. —> Read More
Nearly 30 years after a catastrophic nuclear meltdown, something interesting is happening in Chernobyl: In an environment long abandoned — and deemed unsafe — by humans, wildlife is flourishing.
Mount Huashan, in Huayin City, is one of the five sacred mountains in China. The path to the top of the mountain is incredibly steep and treacherous. —> Read More
This Sentinel-1A radar image was processed to depict water in blue and land in earthen colours. It features some of the Azore islands about 1600 km west of Lisbon, including the turtle-shaped Faial, the dagger-like Sao Jorge and Pico Island, with Mount Pico reaching over 2351 m in height.