In New Zealand, a group of scientists has successfully created RNA-like molecules in test tubes by dipping them into the geothermal hot springs known as Hell’s Gate. In order to understand and recreate life’s origins, they are trying to replicate the basic building blocks of life and study how...
The prospect of any home pregnancy test sold in pharmacies guarantees 99% accuracy. However, scientific research shows different numbers. Up to 5% of all tests return false negatives. The test measures a hormone in the body called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), produced during pregnancy. The manufacturers advise to carry out...
Sleeping is not just a way to spend the nights, it is an essential biological function that, when properly obtained, is associated with good health, and when it is deficient, a variety of psychiatric illnesses and disorders. We spend about a third of our lives sleeping, and although it seems...
A recent study has shown that less than half an hour of brain training with neurofeedback is enough to strengthen neural connections and communication between brain areas. According to the researchers, the findings offer new possibilities for the optimization and development of therapeutic approaches for the treatment of diseases such...
The theory of chaos provides an unexpected solution to the climate crisis: butterfly wings can create a tornado of climate action that changes the energy culture and favors the transition to a clean economy. The measures that are being taken to contain global warming are not working. The escalation of...
A report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has revealed that plant and animal species face extinction due to human activities. Analysis backed by the United Nations panel's report has revealed that species extinction rates will continue to increase in subsequent years if action...
Doubts and fears have been hovering around doctors' offices in recent decades. Why are girls reaching puberty at a younger age than those of previous generations? It is estimated that from 1920 until today the transition from childhood to puberty has fallen on average about five years. Years ago...
Mental illness is more widespread in today’s modern society than it has ever been before. Yet as mental illness runs rampant, we seem to be no closer to discovering the links between what’s happening in the brain and the actual conditions with which patients are labeled. In addition, modern...
We still do not know what exactly dark matter is, but we can discard what it is not. Now, new research refutes the theory proposed by the brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking that dark matter is composed of a lot of small microscopic black holes. A team of astronomers including Surhud...
The tigers of Bengal are imposing animals that, if we don't do something urgent about, we could only remember about in books or documentaries of the past. This is because human activity has been reducing the largest natural refuge in the world of this species. It is a mangrove forest...