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Technology to obtain DNA in air samples is tested

Two groups of scientists have practiced a method that could change the way of studying biodiversity, archeology and forensic medicine, and that consists of collecting the DNA that animals give off from the air.

The Perseids, the most intense meteor shower of the year, can be seen in August 

Each year, the intricate path of the Earth around the Sun passes through regions of its orbit with particles of ice, rocks and dust left by comets as they pass through the inner planets of ...

Michelangeloʼs fingerprint presumably discovered in one of his sculptures 

The discovery of a fingerprint on a piece of wax by Michelangelo Buonarroti reveals signs of a dark past, still unexplored.

Internet speed record set in Japan

A team of Japanese scientists has broken a new Internet speed record by reaching the fastest connection in history, 319 TB per second, according to a paper presented at the National Institute of Information and ...

Diabetes test through saliva could be commercialized in 2023

Scientists at the University of Newcastle, in Australia, developed "the first painless diabetes test " that measures the sugar levels of patients through saliva, as opposed to current tests that do so through blood, the institution said in ...

Mushroom with possible biotechnological potential discovered in Chile

Researchers from the University of Chile discovered in the central area of ​​the country a unique fungus in the world, imperceptible to the eye and with possible biotechnological potential, specialized media reported today.

Studies suggest high prevalence of COVID-19 in pets whose owners got Coronavirus

It is common for pets such as dogs and cats to become infected with COVID-19 when their owners contract the virus, two studies presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases have ...

Finding of the Dragon Man could change the evolutionary history of mankind

Until now, the closest hominid to humans was unequivocally the Neanderthal. However, the discovery of a huge skull in the vicinity of the Songhua River in China could forever dismantle this globally accepted conception.

Mount Roraima: strange geological formation

For more than 500 years, scientists from around the world have tried to decipher the unique geological origin of Mount Roraima, in southern Venezuela. In addition to rising almost three thousand meters above sea level, the ...

World's largest iceberg splits into fragments

Washington, June 3 - The 4,320-square-kilometer A76 floating iceberg is no longer the largest iceberg in the world after fragmenting into three parts, the NASA Earth Observatory site reported today.

Variants of SARS-CoV-2 are given official names

Geneva, June 1 - The World Health Organization (WHO) has as of today a new nomenclature for the different variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19.

Floating park inaugurated in New York with 350 types of species

The Little Island Park, floating on the River Hudson and is connected to Manhattan in New York (USA) by two bridges, opened its doors to the public on 21 May.    

Researcher suggests link between heart rate and life expectancy

Cardiologist Elena Golujova has suggested that people with a slower pulse often live longer than those with a faster heart rate. According to the specialist, this characteristic could help determine life expectancy individually.

Woman gives birth to nine babies

Malian Halima Cisse, 25, gave birth to nine babies, five girls and four boys, on Tuesday in a Moroccan hospital, reports the Malian Ministry of Health and Social Development.

COVID-19 detected in eight lions in India

Eight lions have tested positive for coronavirus in a zoo in India. This is the first case of the virus in wild animals in the country, according to the Times of India newspaper.

Study suggests alteration in the Earth's rotation due to climate change

Climate change is likely the cause of a recent alteration in the Earth's axis of rotation, suggests a new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.