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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
The body changes countless cells every day. Here’s just how much skin, blood, and saliva it can produce in a life time.

The body changes countless cells every day. Here’s just how much...

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Following is a transcript of the video. The average lifespan for Americans is 78.5 years.  That's a total of 2,477,300,000 seconds. But let's break that down. By the time I finish reading this sentence, 20 million new cells have just been replaced in your body. 20 million, in just a few seconds. Compound that over…
Anthropologists have actually discovered the earliest skull of among our earliest human forefathers. The 3.8 million-year-old fossil modifications our understanding of human history.

Anthropologists have actually discovered the earliest skull of among our earliest...

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Everything we know about the group of human ancestors called australopiths comes from just a few dozen fossils. But a skull discovered in Ethiopia is now changing anthropologists' understanding of the group. The skull, nicknamed "MRD," was unearthed in 2016 in the Afar region in Ethiopia. By dating minerals in the rocks near where MRD…
What occurs to the body after 100 years inside a casket

What occurs to the body after 100 years inside a casket

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Following is a transcript of the video. Your body is made up of over 200 bones, a few trillion microbes, and as many as 37 trillion cells. And while death is often thought of as the end of the line for your self, your body still has a long way to go. It doesn't take…
A 210,000- year-old skull discovered in Greece is the earliest contemporary human found outside Africa. It alters our timeline of human migration.

A 210,000- year-old skull discovered in Greece is the earliest contemporary...

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A piece of skull found in a cave in Greece suggests our human ancestors left Africa far earlier than anthropologists thought. A study published today in the journal Nature revealed that the skull, which was originally discovered in Greece in the 1970s, belonged to a member of an early population of Homo sapiens and is…
Human Civilization Will Collapse by 2050 If We Do Not Stop Environment Modification Now, New Paper Claims

Human Civilization Will Collapse by 2050 If We Do Not Stop...

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The Chernobyl exclusion zone shows a glimpse of a world inhospitable to life. According to a new climate policy paper, much of Earth could look the same by 2050 if humans don't act fast to mitigate global warming. Credit: Shutterstock It seems every week there's a scary new report about how man-made climate change is…
Composting bodies to turn them into soil will quickly be legal in one United States state– part of a growing green death pattern

Composting bodies to turn them into soil will quickly be legal...

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For centuries, dead bodies have been wrapped in shrouds, placed inside coffins, buried below ground, or cremated. Soon, residents of Washington state will have another option: To turn a loved ones' remains into composted soil for use in the garden. The new rule, which allows for "the contained, accelerated conversion of human remains into soil"…
A 160,000- year-old jaw from a human forefather was discovered in a Tibetan cavern. It may discuss why Tibetans have the ability to live at high elevations today.

A 160,000- year-old jaw from a human forefather was discovered in...

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In 1980, a Tibetan monk entered the holy Baishiya Karst Cave to pray. He stumbled upon a broken jawbone with two large teeth. Almost 40 years later, that accidental discovery has upended anthropologists' understanding of our human ancestors in Asia. A new study published in the journal Nature found that the bone came from a…
Earliest Human Footprint in Americas May Be This 15,600- Year-Old Mark in Chile

Earliest Human Footprint in Americas May Be This 15,600- Year-Old Mark...

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This illustration shows how the ancient footprint may have been made about 15,600 years ago in what is now Chile. Credit: Mauricio Alvarez Abel The earliest human footprint on record in the Americas wasn't found in Canada, the United States or even Mexico; it was found much farther south, in Chile, and it dates to…
New ‘mind reading’ system makes manufactured speech more human

New ‘mind reading’ system makes manufactured speech more human

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An example array of intracranial electrodes of the type used to record brain activity in the current study.  UCSF A new technique could go a long way toward transforming brain activity into synthesized speech to truly restore the gift of gab to those who've lost the ability to talk. Neuroscientists at UC San Francisco have…
This is the primary 3D-printed coronary heart constructed from precise human tissue

This is the primary 3D-printed coronary heart constructed from precise human...

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University of Tel Aviv's Tal Dvir presents his team's 3D-printed heart.  Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images One day, scientists hope, we'll be able to manufacture hearts that can be transplanted into humans. A team of researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel has brought that goal closer to a reality. The team successfully 3D-printed a heart using…

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