ANALYSIS OF ANCIENT DNA REVEALS A PREVIOUSLY UNRECOGNIZED GENUS OF EXTINCT HORSES THAT ONCE ROAMED NORTH AMERICA
DATE: NOVEMBER 28, 2017
SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – SANTA CRUZ
SUMMARY: SCIENTISTS HAVE DISCOVERED A PREVIOUSLY UNRECOGNIZED GENUS OF EXTINCT HORSES THAT ROAMED NORTH AMERICA DURING THE LAST ICE AGE.
The new findings are based on an analysis of ancient DNA from fossils of the enigmatic ‘New World stilt-legged horse’ excavated from sites such as Natural Trap Cave in Wyoming, Gypsum Cave in Nevada, and the Klondike goldfields of Canada’s Yukon Territory.
Read Article: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171128090948.htm
‘Ghost Minitaur‘ is a 4-legged robot that can traverse tough terrain, jump, climb stairs, open doors, and even climb fences.
The company hopes it could be used as a platform for “developing commercial unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), advanced gait and locomotion research, and machine learning and training applications.”
Watch Video: http://mashable.com/2017/10/11/ghost-minitaur-robot/#Fn2revNR65qd
This is a snapshot of a computer simulation of two (relatively small) planets colliding with each other. The colours show how the rock of the impacting body (dark grey, in centre of impact area) accretes to the target body (rock; light grey), while some of the rock in the impact area is molten (yellow to white) or vaporized (red).
Credit: Philip J. Carter
Analysing a mixture of earth samples and meteorites, scientists have shed new light on the sequence of events that led to the creation of the planets Earth and Mars
Read Article: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170927133629.htm
A FASCINATING SCIENCE ARTICLE ABOUT HOW EARTH MAY ONCE HAVE RESEMBLED A STEAMING JELLY DOUGHNUT CALLED A SYNESTIA.
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A large spinning hunk of hot, vaporized rock that forms when rocky, planet-sized objects collide
Earth may have taken on a jelly doughnut shape early in its history. The rocky planet was spinning through space about 4.5 billion years ago when it smacked into a Mars-sized hunk of rotating rock called Theia, according to one theory (SN: 4/15/17, p. 18). That hit may have turned Earth into a synestia, a blob of mostly vaporized rock with an indented center, resembling a slightly squished jelly doughnut, new simulations suggest. This synestia wouldn’t have had much of a solid or liquid surface. And the structure could have spread to about 100,000 kilometers across or more, much larger than its original 13,000 kilometers or so. The added girth would have come from rock vaporizing and continuing to spin quickly, which would puff up and flatten the shape.
Read Article: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/earth-might-once-have-resembled-hot-steamy-doughnut?tgt=nr
Doctors have found a way to manipulate wounds to heal as regenerated skin rather than scar tissue. The method involves transforming the most common type of cells found in wounds into fat cells — something that was previously thought to be impossible in humans.
Read Article: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170105160225.htm
The formerly female-driven plastic surgery industry is beginning to balance out with the addition of more men looking for cosmetic upgrades.
A recent survey by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) found that 31 percent of men said they are "extremely likely" to consider plastic surgery.
Of the 31 percent, 92 percent were millennial men.
Read Entire Article: http://www.abc10.com/news/health/millennial-men-are-driving-up-the-plastic-surgery-industry-/451650264