A new study published in the journal Nature reveals that Australian Aborigines descended from a population that colonized Australia some 50,000 years ago. This was at a period when New Guinea and Australia were joined together as one single continent, and before they eventually drifted apart. Scientists used mitochondrial DNA and hair samples from descendants of ancient Aborigines to trace their history and how they came to be located in Australia alone.
Slowing down the aging process can now be a walk in the park through exercises, a new study published in the journal Cell Metabolism suggests. Not just any exercises, though, but through high-intensity interval training (HIIT) which does miracles at the cellular level. The well-regulated exercise regime works from within the body’s cells to drive changes associated with an aging reversal.
Scientists have analyzed the dental structure of Neanderthals that lived between 42,000 to 50,000 years ago in modern-day Belgium and Spain and discovered new interesting facts. The new discoveries were published in the journal Nature and now the subject of paleontologists and archaeologists. The discoveries cover the foods that Neanderthals may have eaten thousands of years ago and the medicines they must have used to treat various ailments.
A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals that many Americans die annually from consuming too much bacon and soda and too little nuts and seeds. The study cited a 2012 government report that revealed about 700,000 people died that year from complications resulting from unhealthy eating habits. A combined list of 10 unhealthy ingredients was found to contribute to nearly 45% of these deaths.
A venerated sea turtle in Thailand has undergone a successful operation with 915 metal coins extracted from her belly. Tourists threw coins to the giant turtle with the belief that they are saving money which Fortune will return to them in multiple blessings. The respected but ignorant turtle ate up all the coins and became sick, almost dying before a team of conservationists took it up for medical care.
Researchers from the University of Washington and the University of Oregon have published a study in the Journal of Management highlighting the benefits of sex at workplaces. The research found that married employees are happier and more productive at work when they engage in regular sex at home. The study underscores the social, emotional and physiological benefits of sex at home and its overall boost at work.
A Pennsylvanian father, Richard Zaragoza Sr., is lamenting the hospitalization of his 10-year-old boy and his half-sister who suffered severe throat burns after consuming tainted apple juice from a restaurant. The boy, Richard Zaragoza Jr., and 4-year-old half-sister Ginaya Mendoza had visited the Star Buffet and Grill in Lancaster County to celebrate Zaragoza’s 10th birthday. They ordered for apple juice and suffered severe throat burns the moment they tasted the juice.
Officials and staff of both the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) are currently mourning the passing of Thomas Starzl. Dr. Starzl was the pioneer surgeon to first transplant livers into patients and also researched drugs that would make the body to accept new organ transplants. He died at his home on Saturday and was aged 90 years.
The question “why do pandas have black and white colors?” has been on the minds of scientists for decades. Now a study published in the journal Behavioral Ecology seems to have the answers. The research was published by researchers from the University of California in Davis and the California State University in Long Beach.
SpaceX’s CEO and founder, Elon Musk, on February 27 announced that two private citizens contracted to fly on its Dragon 2 spacecraft in a circumnavigation mission around the moon in 2018. Musk added that NASA could provide astronauts to make this trip as a matter of priority, but then two private individuals had deposited significant amounts to embark on the moon mission. This announcement has set off a wild speculation as to who the two rich and bold explorers could be.
A vehicle emission scandal hit German auto giant Volkswagen in late 2015, after the automaker used special software to deceive the general public that its cars were eco-friendly with minimum-level environmental emissions. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) however proved them wrong by demonstrating that Volkswagen was fraudulent in its claims. The automaker agreed to a US settlement of $22 billion and a recall of millions of vehicles installed with the emission cheat software.
Jeffery P. Bezos, the founder of space company Blue Origin is not competing with SpaceX’s founder Elon Musk to take people and cargo to Mars at the moment. He is only trying to deliver cargo to the moon in the next couple of years and perhaps also deliver humans to the lunar surface to occupy the moon as a dwelling place. Bezos is also the founder of Amazon.com and the owner of The Washington Post.
A grieving mother, Jillian Johnson, feels her newborn baby would have been alive today if she had introduced him to the bottle rather than exclusive breastfeeding. She feels she had failed her deceased baby, Landon, because she followed what the nurses and doctors told her to the letter. Now Jillian feels she knows better and in a superior position to advise other new mothers on the need to supplement breastfeeding with the bottle if their babies couldn’t get filled.
A study published in the Environmental Science & Technology Letters, a journal of the American Chemical Society reveals that many people, including professional swimmers, pee inside swimming pools. Many people would not readily admit to this, but a survey of people in Canada shows that urinating in public pools and in Jacuzzis is a fairly common practice. The researchers found that all the public pools tested had remarkable levels of urine inside the water.
A team of researchers has identified 208 new natural minerals that couldn’t have formed from natural chemical processes, but largely from human activities. The study published in the journal American Mineralogist suggests that the activities of people on Earth are generating the natural creation of solid minerals. It also adds that future generations to occupy the Earth will have abundant “solid minerals” whose creation had been due or partly due to human activities on this planet.