The Bank of England has announced that it will be changing its polymer notes and is working on potential solutions after upsetting Vegans, vegetarians, and other animal advocates over their animal-fat-infused £5 bank note.
Researchers from the government and the National Institute of Standards and Technology have taken a cue from man's best friend to improve current explosive and contraband detection technology. "Active sniffing" has been proven to boost these electronic detectors by 10 times, as published in Scientific Reports.
The future of gene editing is slowly approaching great promise. Recent developments surrounding CRISPR/Cas9 showed its efficiency and promise in correcting disease-causing mutations. For the first time, it was used to develop a dual gene therapy to treat hemophilia B in mice, which normally leads to a defective clotting protein.
Researchers from Pennsylvania State University have made a surprising discovery: elkhorn corals may have been on earth for over 5,000 years. Along with experts from the National Marine Fisheries Service and Dial Cordy & Associates, it was determined that the Acropora palmate in the Caribbean and Florida has an extraordinary level of resiliency.
Suffering a population decline of 30 percent in the past 25 years, African leopards may qualify the "endangered status" under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday.
Researchers have discovered that cow farts contribute a huge percentage of carbon emissions all over the globe. This is attributing to the fact that their stomachs can produce methane, and methane emissions from cows have a larger carbon footprint than cars. Engineers have devised a way to capture methane from cow manure, store them in large tanks, and re-produce it into usable energy.
A bacteria fossil, which dates back to almost 2.5 billion years, has been discovered in one rock formation in Gamohaan, South Africa. Scientists are impressed as it is not like many of the bacteria and microorganisms found on Earth which thrive on the presence of oxygen, a proof that it is a microorganism that existed prior the "Great Oxidation Event" in which massive amounts of oxygen dissolved into the atmosphere.
Ripley's Aquarium's animals left behind the property due to the Gatlinburg Wildfire are safe and taken care of.
In October, people were alarmed to hear reports about a 67-year-old man dying from infections caused by a flesh-eating parasite which he got from Ocean City in Maryland. It is the first time that an incident such as this has been reported in the United States since it was completely exterminated decades ago.
Scientists have broken the stereotype that winter is an off-season for lake plants, animals, and algae. Freshwater systems around the planet are incredibly active and much more complex, especially in recent times since climate change is warming lakes around the planet.
Incidents of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have increased across Europe and Asia.
A team of scientists from Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of Texas Austin has determined that Lucy, the 3-million-year-old human ancestor discovered 42 years ago, was mostly a tree climber rather than a ground walker.
Do "aliens" exist on Earth? In a way, experts think so, and they believe that these creatures can be found thriving in massive underground oceans hidden hundreds of miles beneath the Earth's surface.
New research from Georgia Tech has revealed one interesting discovery on cats' tongue anatomy. This new discovery has led scientists to conceptualize "soft robotics" which can be used for gripping items.