Author Archives: Mark Romando

Neanderthals in Siberia belonging to two different groups, one from Europe

A team of paleoanthropologists confirms, through a study published in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, that the Neanderthals living in Siberia, or at least a part of them, came from various European populations. At least one of the two … Continue reading

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Half the world’s beaches could disappear by 2100 due to erosion.

The natural phenomenon of beach erosion will worsen in the near future and may have more serious consequences than thought according to a study published in Nature Climate Change. According to researchers, up to half of the world’s beaches could … Continue reading

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Scorpion fluorescence: scientists may find out what it’s for

Past studies have shown that scorpions emit a strange blue-green fluorescence when lit by dim moonlight or ultraviolet light. Since it is not known how scorpions themselves exploit this strange characteristic, some researchers have written a new study, the results … Continue reading

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Fish oil supplements associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease

Regular intake of fish oil-based supplements may be linked to a lower risk of death from all causes and cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke, according to a press release accompanying a new study published in The BMJ. Fish … Continue reading

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3D printing of capillaries and vascular system very faithful thanks to new material

A new material could allow the realization, through 3D printing, of artificial tissues more similar to human vascular structures, according to a statement referring to a new study published in Nature Communications. Researchers at the University of Nottingham and Queen … Continue reading

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New robotic prosthesis allows hand and finger movements with thought

One of the main problems with robotic hand implants is sending the command from the patient’s brain to the hand and fingers, through the muscles or nerves, to make the necessary movements. It is an obstacle that seems to be … Continue reading

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Nuclei of half-destroyed planets from stars detectable by radio telescopes

There are stars that, after burning all their “fuel,” turn into so-called “white dwarfs” but project their outer layers outward before performing this transformation. This material, projected at very high speed, destroys nearby objects and also strongly damages the planets … Continue reading

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Blue sharks use hot water swirls to dive into the depths of the sea and feed themselves

An interesting discovery concerning the behavior of blue sharks was carried out by a research group from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the Applied Physics Lab of the University of Washington (UW). According to the researchers, these fish … Continue reading

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