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Human embryos have additional hand muscles discovered in lizards however not most grownups

Human embryos have additional hand muscles discovered in lizards however not...

Human embryos are more muscle-bound than adult humans, new microscope images cataloging early development show. For instance, at seven weeks of gestation, embryonic hands have about 30 muscles. Adults have about 19. Many of the muscles are lost, and some fuse with others, adopting the adult arrangement by 13 weeks of gestation, researchers report October…
Here’s the very best Method for People to Dominate the Galaxy, According to NASA

Here’s the very best Method for People to Dominate the Galaxy,...

A team of Chinese researchers has won a NASA competition to design the best-possible method for humans to colonize the galaxy. Their plan for the construction of an interstellar human civilization can be seen in the animation above. The competition was, at its core, about solving a complicated problem of geometry and route-making using limited…
NASA’s quote to get human beings back to the moon video

NASA’s quote to get human beings back to the moon video

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Archaeologists tie ancient bones to a revolt chronicled on the Rosetta Stone

Archaeologists tie ancient bones to a revolt chronicled on the Rosetta...

SAN DIEGO — Excavated remains of a warrior slain around 2,200 years ago provide rare, physical evidence of an uprising that’s described on the Rosetta Stone, scientists say. “Most likely, the warrior we found was a casualty of the ancient Egyptian revolt,” said archaeologist Robert Littman on November 22 at the annual meeting of the…
Children born by C-section have more possibly contagious germs in their guts

Children born by C-section have more possibly contagious germs in their...

Babies born by Caesarean section may miss out on many of mom’s helpful gut microbes. Instead, these infants’ guts harbor more bacteria that commonly lurk in hospital rooms, scientists found. The finding, described September 18 in Nature, adds weight to the idea that C-sections, and the antibiotics that often come with the procedure, may change…
Why screening DNA for ‘designer children’ most likely will not work

Why screening DNA for ‘designer children’ most likely will not work

Picking embryos based on genetics might not give prospective parents the “designer baby” they’re after. DNA predictions of height or IQ might help would-be parents select an embryo that would grow into a child who is, at most, only about three centimeters taller or about three IQ points smarter than an average embryo from the…
An ancient outbreak of bubonic plague may have been exaggerated

An ancient outbreak of bubonic plague may have been exaggerated

An ancient bubonic plague outbreak often characterized as a mass killer that felled Eurasian civilizations was actually pretty tame, researchers say. Known as the Justinianic plague, the outbreak likely didn’t cause enough deaths to trigger major events such as the eastern Roman Empire’s decline, Islam’s rise and the emergence of modern Europe, say environmental historian…
Human beings are a few of the only animals that do not have tails– here’s why

Human beings are a few of the only animals that do...

Following is a transcript of the video. Tails are like opinions — basically everyone has them. Fish, birds, most reptiles, and even some of our closest relatives. So why are we missing out? Why don't humans have tails? Since tails first evolved at least 500 million years ago, they've taken on every role imaginable. Geckos…
How Unlocking Shark Blood Tricks Assists People

How Unlocking Shark Blood Tricks Assists People

"What is so special about a shark's immune system?" That was the question posed to scientist Dr. Helen Dooley, who studies the evolution of the immune system. Much of her work focuses on understanding the immune responses of sharks, skates, rays, and chimera. "Basically, cartilaginous fishes are the furthest we can go back in evolutionary…
Elon Musk states people interact so gradually with computer systems that it will seem like whale speech to future AI (TSLA)

Elon Musk states people interact so gradually with computer systems that...

There are major language barriers between human beings and computers. For one, human beings communicate with language and text and images — all inputs that are inherently slower at communicating information than straight-up data. But also, crucially, computers perceive time differently than human beings. That's because of their ability to process data at a far…

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