Tag: Scientists

  • Scientists recreate 'scent of eternal life' from an extremely dead source

    Breadcrumb Trail Links World News The scent is the centrepiece of a new exhibit in a Danish museum and represents a practice from more than 3,500 years ago Published Oct 31, 2023  •  Last updated 6 hours ago  •  3 minute read The lid for Senetnay’s canopic jar, which contained a trace of the embalming oil…

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  • Scientists create designer cells that produce insulin when Queen's 'We Will Rock You' plays

    Article content Researchers have built designer cells capable of releasing insulin in response to music. A team of researchers in Switzerland found that playing the song ‘We Will Rock You’ by Queen to mice implanted with the cells saw a 70 per cent increase in insulin within the first five minutes. Article content According to…

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  • Sweet, salty, sour, bitter, umami and — ammonium? Scientists discover potential sixth basic taste

    Breadcrumb Trail Links News Life Health Eating & Drinking Neuroscientists have discovered that ammonium chloride — the key ingredient in Scandinavian salty licorice — may qualify as the sixth basic taste Get the latest from Laura Brehaut straight to your inbox Sign Up Published Oct 13, 2023  •  Last updated 4 days ago  •  3 minute…

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  • Scientists played a whale call into the ocean. A whale answered

    Article content For almost 40 years now, the SETI Institute has been doing what its name implies — searching for extra-terrestrial intelligence. But with no definitive sign of aliens yet, the group recently turned to the next nearest thing – searching for terrestrial intelligence. And they found some in that other frontier, the oceans. This…

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  • Comet impact may have kick-started agriculture on Earth, scientists say

    Breadcrumb Trail Links World News A comet that struck the Earth more than 12,000 years ago cooled the climate, leading hunter-gatherers to try something new Published Nov 17, 2023  •  Last updated 39 minutes ago  •  3 minute read Illustration of a comet as it passes through the inner solar system. Earth’s collision with such a…

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  • Stem cell scientists in China create a glowing green monkey

    Article content Scientists in China have created a monkey chimera that had two sets of DNA, as well as glowing green fingertips and eyes. The bizarre creature lived for 10 days before it was euthanized due to respiratory failure and hypothermia. The male long-tailed macaque was created by combining two genetically distinct fertilized eggs from…

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