Scientists grow date palm plants from 2,000-year-old seeds

Methuselah, Adam, Jonah, Uriel, Boaz, Judith and Hannah—all sat dormant in Judea since biblical times. Now scientists have resurrected them in the hopes of better understanding their vanished lineage.

Red coral effectively recovers in Mediterranean protected areas

Protection measures of the Marine Protected Areas have enable red coral colonies (Corallium rubrum) to recover partially in the Mediterranean Sea, reaching health levels similar to those of the 1980s in Catalonia and of the ...

Seeing the invisible—A novel gas imaging system

Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University develop a novel gas imaging system to simultaneously visualize and measure gases that are released through the skin in real-time. Gases emitted from the human body have ...

Science needs myths to thrive

I can still remember the horror of discovering that everything I had worked on was wrong. I was a Ph.D. candidate just starting my second year, and my supervisor and I had developed a test for rheumatoid arthritis which seemed ...

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