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Scientists Condemn ‘Cruel’ Plans for World’s First Octopus Farm

A proposal to establish the world's first octopus farm that would raise one million octopuses every year for human consumption has triggered concern among scientists. The proposed site, located in the Canary Islands of Spain, aims to raise octopuses intensively...

MIT Researchers Record ‘Memories’ Stored in Protein Chains

Researchers at MIT have developed a technology that allows them to record "memories" of sequences of cellular events, such as when particular genes are active or how cells respond to treatment. This is possible because cells turn on a...

China’s Mars Rover Discovers Evidence of Devastating Floods

Deep beneath the surface of Mars, China's Zhurong rover has discovered evidence of two significant floods that likely sculpted the area it has been exploring since it landed in May 2021. The first outcome from Zhurong's radar imager, which can...

Cancer-Killing Virus Shows Impressive Results in Patients

Scientists in the UK have identified a cancer-killing virus involving therapy that uses a common virus to infect and destroy harmful cells. Early trials of the virus therapy on patients have been especially promising. The drug is a weakened form...

World’s Oldest Heart Discovered in Ancient Fish

Within a preserved ancient fish estimated to be about 380 million years old, scientists found a heart. According to scientists, the specimen is indicative of a crucial stage in the development of the blood-pump organ present in all vertebrate creatures,...

‘Immortal Jellyfish’ May Have the Secret of Life in its Genes

Scientists have unlocked the hereditary code of the "immortal jellyfish," which has the ability to repeatedly return to its juvenile larval form, and therefore it can live forever. Being the only species that is capable of repetitively rejuvenating itself after...

Crater in Africa May Reveal Mysteries of Dinosaur Extinction

Off the coast of West Africa, a potential asteroid impact crater has been found, providing new insights into the extinction of the dinosaurs. Uisdean Nicholson, a geologist at Heriot Watt University in the UK, and his team began poring over...

Extinct Tasmanian Tiger to be Brought Back to Life

Almost 100 years after its extinction, scientists at The University of Melbourne are ready to try and bring the Tasmanian tiger (thylacine) back to life. The species has been declared extinct since the 1930s. The initiative now has a partnership...

Oldest Dark Matter in the Universe Detected by Scientists

Scientists have detected the distribution of the oldest dark matter ever observed in the universe based on calculations from the glow of surrounding galaxies of twelve billion years ago. The history of our entire universe is smeared across the vastness...

Greek Scientists Find Coronavirus Lockdowns Have Reduced Earth's Seismic Activity

Measures taken across the world to restrict vehicular traffic and public movement in order to reduce the spread of the coronavirus have begun to have a positive impact on the environment -- and even on the Earth itself --...