Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 07/10/2010 - 14:00
Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov have been awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize for Physics on account of their groundbreaking research on Graphene.
Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 07/10/2010 - 13:40
The drill that is to rescue miners in Chile who have been trapped underground for over two months has nearly completed the project, and the tunnel is expected to be operational soon.
Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 30/09/2010 - 14:24
New research has shown that the parting of the Red Sea could have happened, on account of very high wind speeds.
Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 30/09/2010 - 13:47
A planet has been discovered which could possibly have the right conditions to support life.
Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 23/09/2010 - 13:59
Scientists now say they have reason to believe that the first humans who caught malaria were infected by gorrillas. Before now, many thought that the virus came from the chimapanzee, and passed into humans when they shared a common ancestor.
Malaria is caused by parasites carried by mosquitoes, and causes 800,000 deaths a year in Africa. These latest discoveries are groundbreaking, and show that the human malaria virus is much newer to humans than was previously thought.
Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 23/09/2010 - 13:58
Scientists in Utah, U.S.A., have found fossils of two new types of dinosaur, which are about 80 million years old.
Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 13/05/2010 - 14:41
Brazilian scientists have rediscovered an incredibly rare species of blind fish nearly 50 years after the first of its kind was collected and classified by American scientists. The reasons for the fish's survival from extinction are thought to be linked to its tendency to swim deeper underground than others of its species, although details of the fish's existence in general are still unknown.
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Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 13/05/2010 - 14:32
A huge leap forward in the science of aging in humans is just around the corner, say american scientists. Brooke Greenberg is a 17 year old girl, but has the body and behaviour of a 1 year old. It is thought that a mutation in her genes has caused her growing defect. If this is true, this could potentially lead to huge breakthroughs in the understaniding of old age and diseases linked with old age. A meeting will be held by the Royal Society in London, with some of the world's leading experts on aging expected to be attending, to discuss the issue.
Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 13/05/2010 - 14:28
Exploration in remote peaks in southern India has given rise to the discovery of a new breed of frog, named Raorchestes resplendens. Found in the Western Ghats mountain range at an altitude of 2698m, the amphibian has been found to have a set of 'mysterious' glands, the function for which are currently unknown. The species has been deemed 'very vulnerable to extinction', as it lives and breeds in some of the most unfavourable habitats in the world.
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Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 13/05/2010 - 14:07
2011 will see the unveiling of a new British supercar which, if it works, will surpass the land speed record of 766 mph. The car will be 42 foot long, 9 foot high and will weigh 6.4 tonnes. The top speed will be 1050 mph, 1.4 times the speed of sound. The car will be driven by Andy Green, an RAF pilot, and will become the first man to drive a car through 1000 mph. Mr. Green, the holder of the current land speed record with the Thrust SSC, will be going 200 mph faster than before, and would be able to drive the length of Great Britain in under one hour.