Publication: Cosmos Magazine

First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Can a genetic fix replace the pacemaker?

Artificial pacemakers like this one have saved many lives, but as they are machines they don’t always work perfectly.  CREDIT: DON FARRALL/After more than a decade  of experiments, scientists in the US have taken the first steps to developing a new form ... [Published Cosmos Magazine - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

A quantum leap for solar power

Plants are extremely efficient at using the Sun’s energy. We are now learning the tricks they use to separate charge.  CREDIT: ISTOCKPower-generating windows and battery-charging  mobile and laptop screens are just some of the potential applications for ... [Published Cosmos Magazine - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

When dinosaurs took to the skies

An illustration of Changyuraptor yangi, the largest four-winged dinosaur.  CREDIT: STEPHANIE ABRAMOWICZ, DINOSAUR INSTITUTE, NHMThe story of how feathered  flight evolved and birds arose from dinosaurs is written in stone – most of it in stone unearthed ... [Published Cosmos Magazine - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

The mind of Michio Kaku

Kaku’s personality fills the room. A ‘dim bulb’ he is not.   CREDIT: LEILA MENDEZ/CONTOUR BYMichio Kaku has an extraordinary  mind .   It loves nothing better than occupying itself untangling the mathematics of subatomic strings vibrating in 11 dimensions. ... [Published Cosmos Magazine - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Are we addicted to sunbathing?

Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light appears to increase endorphin levels in mice and could explainwhy some people continue to sunbathe despite the risks.   ISTOCKWhile the connection between  sunbathing and cancer has been known for decades, many of us ... [Published Cosmos Magazine - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Sheep’s genome at last reveals its secrets

Two Texel sheep like this one were chosen to reveal their species’ genome.  CREDIT: ISTOCKThe sheep may be one of the  first animals to be domesticated, but it is one of the last to have its genome read. Now it has finally joined the ranks of 80 mammals, ... [Published Cosmos Magazine - Jul 17 2014]
Entities: sheep, Genome, Mouflon, Methane
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Sex and the single cannibal

Male Redback spiders sacrifice themselves during copulation.   CREDIT: IAN WALDIE/This is a story about love gone  horribly wrong. It’s a story where the girl always gets her man.We are talking about males who end up murdered, or murdered and eaten, or, ... [Published Cosmos Magazine - Jul 15 2014]
Entities: Sex, Honey Bee, Cannibalize
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

New device sniffs out terrorists’ bombs

The new test detects tiny concentrations of the vapours given off by explosives, more than current swab tests can achieve .  ISTOCKTerrorist bomb plots are an  ever-present security threat and detecting them is becoming harder. The latest  news , of a ... [Published Cosmos Magazine - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

The year polio won

My aunt Martha had polio because  there was no medicine in 1932 to prevent it and because she was poor – a child of an immigrant family who spoke little English. The children’s noses ran, their heads ached, and so it went. They did not take this middle ... [Published Cosmos Magazine - Jul 15 2014]
Entities: Polio, Epidemic, Vaccine
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Microbes with mind-control

The moment the parasite entered his brain , he was doomed. All he did was eat some tasty bird faeces which, rather unfortunately, were infected with the parasite  Leucochloridium paradoxum . The parasite quickly multiplied inside him, transforming into ... [Published Cosmos Magazine - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Is the Yeti really the polar bear’s cousin?

A photograph taken in California purports to show the American version of the Abominable Snowman. But scientists have found no DNA evidence of primates nor of unknown species.   CREDIT: BETTMANN/CORBISGrainy photographs, mysterious footprints,  and breathless ... [Published Cosmos Magazine - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

How to make national parks more efficient at saving animals

Protected areas often don’t cover the land where the species they are supposed to protect live, like this endangered Mountain Pygmy Possum.   CREDIT: JASON EDWARDS/As the global human population  continues to balloon, our furred and feathered friends ... [Published Cosmos Magazine - Jul 15 2014]

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The mind of Michio Kaku [Published Cosmos Magazine - Jul 22 2014]
When dinosaurs took to the skies [Published Cosmos Magazine - Jul 22 2014]
Can a genetic fix replace the pacemaker? [Published Cosmos Magazine - Jul 22 2014]
A quantum leap for solar power [Published Cosmos Magazine - Jul 22 2014]
Sheep’s genome at last reveals its secrets [Published Cosmos Magazine - Jul 17 2014]
Are we addicted to sunbathing? [Published Cosmos Magazine - Jul 17 2014]
Is the Yeti really the polar bear’s cousin? [Published Cosmos Magazine - Jul 15 2014]
Microbes with mind-control [Published Cosmos Magazine - Jul 15 2014]
The year polio won [Published Cosmos Magazine - Jul 15 2014]
New device sniffs out terrorists’ bombs [Published Cosmos Magazine - Jul 15 2014]
Can we stop one of the deadliest organisms in n... [Published Cosmos Magazine - Jul 15 2014]
Measuring gravity: Have we finally cracked it? [Published Cosmos Magazine - Jul 15 2014]
Sex and the single cannibal [Published Cosmos Magazine - Jul 15 2014]
How to make national parks more efficient at sa... [Published Cosmos Magazine - Jul 15 2014]
Tambora, the volcano that shook the Earth [Published Cosmos Magazine - Jun 25 2014]
What does the future hold for crop yields? [Published Cosmos Magazine - Jun 25 2014]
A weird and wonderful galaxy of exoplanets [Published Cosmos Magazine - Jun 25 2014]
Should the Nobel Prizes move with the times? [Published Cosmos Magazine - Jun 25 2014]
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