Drone Footage Reveals Over 100 Whales Trapped in Secret Underwater “Jails”

This post was originally published on this site More than 100 cetaceans have been found cooped up inside a series of tiny enclosures off Russia’s Pacific coast near the southeastern city of Nakhodka. In total, 11 orcas and 90 beluga whales are being housed in what activists are now calling a “whale jail”, potentially illegally. That is the largest number of marine animals … Read moreDrone Footage Reveals Over 100 Whales Trapped in Secret Underwater “Jails”

In Huge Shock, Mitochondrial DNA Can Be Inherited From Fathers

This post was originally published on this site A piece of high school genetics, relied on for many sorts of genetic testing, has been found to have exceptions. Although mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is normally received from the mother, three families have been identified where people received some of their mtDNA, three-quarters in the most extreme … Read moreIn Huge Shock, Mitochondrial DNA Can Be Inherited From Fathers

Disabling One Gene Allows You To Eat As Much As You Want Without Gaining Weight

This post was originally published on this site Scientists have discovered that tweaking a single gene in mice allows them to eat as much food as they desire without gaining weight. With the holiday season upon us, it sounds too good to be true, but the researchers claim their discovery could be used as a … Read moreDisabling One Gene Allows You To Eat As Much As You Want Without Gaining Weight

EPA Announces It Will Discontinue Science Panel That Reviews Air Pollution Safety

This post was originally published on this site The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has decided it will end a scientific review panel that advises the agency on safety and health standards surrounding certain kinds of air pollution. Made up of doctors, researchers, and other experts, the 20-person Particulate Matter Review Panel works to provide guidelines on particulate … Read moreEPA Announces It Will Discontinue Science Panel That Reviews Air Pollution Safety

Surprising Evidence Suggests The Uterus Plays A Role In Cognition

A new study conducted in rats is challenging the longstanding dogma that the uterus has no function outside of pregnancy. A series of experiments conducted by scientists at Arizona State University suggests that the organ influences working memory – the type of short-term information processing involved in carrying out complex tasks such as learning, reasoning, … Read moreSurprising Evidence Suggests The Uterus Plays A Role In Cognition

Scientists Have Figured Out Why Some People Get Severe Acne

This post was originally published on this site Acne is one of those conditions that seemingly has no perfect treatment, with expensive creams, ointments, and pills providing some benefit but not often complete resolution. Now, a large genetic study raises the possibility that we’ve overlooked a major factor in the development of acne. “Applying these … Read moreScientists Have Figured Out Why Some People Get Severe Acne

Bad News Men – Something In Your Kitchen May Have Made Your Penis Smaller

This post was originally published on this site Perfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs) are a class of chemicals whose unique atomic properties have been exploited to make numerous everyday products more convenient. Most notably PFCs make up the nonstick coating on cookware, provide water-, oil-, and stain-repellant surfaces for fabrics and carpeting, and are used to make grease-proof … Read moreBad News Men – Something In Your Kitchen May Have Made Your Penis Smaller

Are You Still Conscious After You Die? Researchers Weigh In

This post was originally published on this site A story is doing the rounds at the moment that your brain keeps working after you die. But what’s really going on, and is it true? A few outlets seemed to have picked up on a story that originated in 2016, where researchers from the University of Southampton in the … Read moreAre You Still Conscious After You Die? Researchers Weigh In

Indonesian Teenagers Are Getting High In The Most Horrifying Way

This post was originally published on this site Various stories around the web at the moment are claiming that teenagers in Indonesia are getting high off sanitary pads, with some even suggesting they were used sanitary pads. The stories seem to stem from comments made by the head of the drug eradication department at the National Drug … Read moreIndonesian Teenagers Are Getting High In The Most Horrifying Way

Scientists Find a “Kill Switch” in the Body That Can Destroy Any Type of Cancer

This post was originally published on this site In 2017, a student in Nigeria developed a promising cure for breast cancer. In the same year, scientists developed a new form of cancer treatment that cured two infants of leukemia without chemo! A group of Spanish scientists may have even found a way to halt cancerous tumor … Read moreScientists Find a “Kill Switch” in the Body That Can Destroy Any Type of Cancer

The Map You Grew Up with Is a Lie, This Is What the World Really Looks Like

This post was originally published on this site The world is not quite what it seems. Most of the maps you see day-to-day are based on Mercator projection. Designed almost 450 years ago, even Google Maps used a variant of this projection until just a few months ago. However, as you can see below, it’s surprisingly … Read moreThe Map You Grew Up with Is a Lie, This Is What the World Really Looks Like

One of the Most Widely Used Antidepressants Has Just Been Implicated in Breeding Antibiotic Resistance

Make no mistake, it’s desperately clear what is driving the rise of “superbugs” and antibiotic-resistant bacteria: we have used and abused antibiotics too often and for too long, both in human medicine and agriculture. However, it’s now suggested that other non-antibiotic pharmaceuticals could also be an “invisible factor” in the problem. A new study published … Read moreOne of the Most Widely Used Antidepressants Has Just Been Implicated in Breeding Antibiotic Resistance