Organic molecules found in this Martian meteorite are not from the Earth, shows study

Allan Hills Meteorite 84001. Credits: NASA / JSC / Stanford University. Organic molecules found in a meteorite that flew to Earth from Mars were synthesized during the interaction between water and rocks that occurred on the Red Planet about 4 billion years ago. The meteorite, named Allan Hills (ALH) 84001, was discovered in Antarctica in … Read more

Ancient Mayan civilization not likely to collapse due to drought, shows study

Credit: Marv Watson / Unsplash. A new study calls into question the drought as a driver of the collapse of the ancient Mayan civilization. There is no doubt that a series of droughts occurred on the Yucatan Peninsula in southeastern Mexico and northern Central America in the late ninth century when Mayan cities mysteriously began … Read more

A new study reveals that cells may be able to back out of self-destruction

Cells can die in many ways, but one fate is especially terrible. Pyroptosis occurs when a cell dies by detonation, usually in response to infection. In a fiery swan song, a pyroptotic cell sacrifices itself to flood its surviving compatriots with its last supply of danger-signaling chemicals called cytokines. The death of the station is … Read more

Slushy magma ocean helped form the Moon’s crust, shows study

An ocean of magma and the first rock crust on the moon. Credit: NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center. Scientists have shown that the freezing of the ‘slimy’ ocean of magma could be responsible for the composition of the Moon’s crust. Scientists at the University of Cambridge and the Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon have … Read more

Dawn of humanity pushed back 30,000 years, shows fossil study

Approximate location of the Omo Kibish formation marked in red. Credit: NASA. The age of the oldest fossils in East Africa, widely believed to represent our species, Homo sapiens, has long been uncertain. Now, dating a massive volcanic eruption in Ethiopia reveals that they are much older than previously thought. The remains – known as … 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

Study finds national and international frameworks are imperative for implementing nature-based solutions in Asia – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Recognized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), nature-based solutions (NbS) address solutions that combine human well-being, environmental sustainability and benefits for biodiversity. NbS are also key elements of recovery strategies after the COVID-19 pandemic. The NbS includes a range of elements, ranging from ecosystem-based … Read more

These Ancient ‘War Donkeys’ Were Likely The 1st Human-Bred Hybrid Animals

Mesopotamians used hybrids of domesticated donkeys and wild donkeys to tow their chariots 4,500 years ago – at least 500 years before horses were bred for the purpose, a new study reveals. Analysis of ancient DNA from animal bones unearthed in northern Syria solves the long-standing question of which animal species were the “kunge” described … Read more

New study sheds light on origins of life on Earth – BIOENGINEER.ORG

New Brunswick, NJ (January 14, 2022) – Addressing one of the deepest unanswered questions in biology, a team led by Rutgers discovered protein structures that could be responsible for the origin of life in the primordial soup of ancient Earth. New Brunswick, NJ (January 14, 2022) – Addressing one of the deepest unanswered questions in … Read more

Scientists Found a Healthier Way to Cook Broccoli, But There’s a Catch

In recent years, broccoli has gained a reputation as an excellent vegetable due to its high level of a particularly beneficial compound called sulforaphane. With some early-stage studies showing how this compound plays a role in controlling blood sugar and potentially even having anti-cancer benefits, it’s no wonder broccoli pills are on the rise. However, … Read more