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Neanderthals Were Caring Parents, Bone Study Shows

Neanderthals, the now-extinct cousins of modern humans, have a reputation of living lives that were brutal, primitive and short. They were apparently superseded by a more sophisticated species that became us. Maybe not. Researchers from the University of York in England, studying burial practices of Neanderthals, particularly the bones of children [...] Read more

Revolutionary 'metamaterial' has potential to reshape neurosurgery

Tobias A. Mattei, MD, of Invision Health/Brain & Spine Center – Buffalo, New York and Azeem A. Rehman, BS, of The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria present a "primer" on the development of graphene-based metamaterials that may lead to new advances in several areas of neurosurgery. Mattei and Rehman write, "As a surgical [...] Read more

Explainer: How do homing pigeons navigate?

Pigeons have extraordinary navigational abilities. Take a pigeon from its loft and let it go someplace it has never been prior to and it will, immediately after circling in the sky for even though, head house. This remarkable capacity extends to areas tens even hundreds of kilometres from its household and is all the a lot more exceptional to [...] Read more

Italian Prosecutor: Stem Cell Group Is a "Criminal Organization"

After a four-year investigation, a public prosecutor in Turin has delivered a withering indictment about a controversial stem cell therapy provided by the Stamina Foundation in Italy. The report, issued on Wednesday, describes Davide Vannoni, who introduced the treatment in Italy, as the head of a criminal organization that has defrauded around a [...] Read more

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