This Medieval Italian Man Replaced His Amputated Hand With a Knife

Archaeologists in 2018 described a truly fascinating puzzle. This medieval Italian seems to have gone through life with a knife attached to his arm, instead of an amputated arm. The skeleton in question was found in the Longobard necropolis in northern Italy, which dates to around the 6th to 8th centuries BC. Hundreds of skeletons … Read more

What Is The ‘Lunar Effect,’ And What Does It Have to Do With Shark Attacks?

When the full moon comes out, strange things can happen here on Earth. The oysters are getting closer. Corals are spawning. Dive the zooplankton deeper. Seabirds cling to the shore. And lions hunt less. Several of these behaviors are related to the moonlight; others, to the tide. But some have no clear explanation at all. … Read more

A Common Virus Can Trigger Multiple Sclerosis, According to Huge New Study

Multiple sclerosis – an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord – can occur after infection with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). According to the clinical source UpToDate, it is estimated that 90 to 95 percent of people become infected with EBV, also called human herpesvirus 4, by adulthood. In children, the virus usually … Read more

Compelling Evidence That Multiple Sclerosis Is Caused by Epstein-Barr Virus

Per Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health January 14, 2022 Illustration of Epstein-Barr virus. Multiple sclerosis (MS), a progressive disease that affects 2.8 million people worldwide and for which there is no definitive cure, is likely caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection, according to a study by Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health … Read more

Strong evidence shows Sixth Mass Extinction of global biodiversity in progress – BIOENGINEER.ORG

The history of life on Earth has been marked five times by events of mass extinction of biological diversity caused by extreme natural phenomena. Today, many experts warn that the crisis of the sixth mass extinction is underway, this time entirely caused by human activities. Credit: O. Gargominy, A. Sartori. The history of life on … Read more

Scientists Have Detected a Faint Hint of The Background Hum of The Universe

Ever since scientists first discovered gravitational waves from a pair of black holes in a 2015 collision, there is growing evidence that the universe should be full of them. Every major event — every fusion of a black hole or neutron star, every supernova — was supposed to send gravitational waves echoing through space-time. The … Read more

New Evidence Challenges The Idea That Mutations Are Entirely Random

It is a common misconception that evolution has a sense of direction – an idea that biological geeks around the world are constantly trying to correct. But new research reveals that there may be an illusion of truth in this fallacy, at least more than we have ever realized. While this is not as simple … Read more

The Earliest Unequivocal Evidence of Our Species May Be Even Older Than We Realized

The course of human evolution has never gone smoothly. The emergence of hominins on the African continent is full of twists, turns, gaps and dead ends, making it even harder to track the rise of our own species. Today we still do not know when and where the first Homo sapiens appeared on the scene, … Read more