Scientists

Global shark map REVEALED: Scientists identify areas where animals are most vulnerable

A new set of global criteria will help identify important areas for sharks, rays and chimaeras to ensure the protection they desperately need from extinction.  Pictured: Conservation reference map based on shark area

As apex predators, sharks provide many vital functions to maintain a balanced ecosystem. Sharks shape fish communities, ensure species diversity, and even help our oceans sequester more carbon by maintaining seagrass meadows. But their apex status makes them more susceptible to human threats. Many of these species are affected by fishing, especially in tropical and …

Global shark map REVEALED: Scientists identify areas where animals are most vulnerable Read More »

Scientists believe they have found a solution to one of the oldest problems in the universe

Scientists believe they have found a solution to one of the oldest problems in the universe

It’s one of the oldest problems in the universe: since matter and antimatter annihilate each other on contact, and both forms of matter existed at the time of the big bang, why is there a universe made mostly of matter in place of nothing? Where did all the antimatter go? “The fact that our present-day …

Scientists believe they have found a solution to one of the oldest problems in the universe Read More »

Scientists create ‘synthetic’ mouse embryos that developed a brain, nerve cord and beating heart tissue

Scientists create 'synthetic' mouse embryos that developed a brain, nerve cord and beating heart tissue

A research team in the UK and the US has created “synthetic” mouse embryos that developed a brain, nerve cord and beating heart tissue in the lab without the need for a fertilized egg or uterus to grow. It is similar to a breakthrough by an Israeli team, published earlier this month. Together, the advances …

Scientists create ‘synthetic’ mouse embryos that developed a brain, nerve cord and beating heart tissue Read More »

Scientists discover 4-billion-year-old chunk of Earth’s crust beneath Western Australia

Earth Slice Interior Core

The earth is made up of three main layers: the crust, the mantle and the core. Lasers pave the way to finding ancient bark. Curtin University researchers have discovered evidence of an approximately four-billion-year-old piece of Earth’s crust that exists beneath southwestern Western Australia using lasers smaller than a hair human to target microscopic grains …

Scientists discover 4-billion-year-old chunk of Earth’s crust beneath Western Australia Read More »