Archive for February 21st, 2017:

GM hens help build ‘frozen aviary’ in Edinburgh

Image copyright Google Image caption The researchers at Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute want to preserve rare poultry breeds Genetically-modified hens that can lay eggs from different poultry breeds are helping scientists set up a “frozen aviary” to conserve rare birds. The aviary acts like a seed bank for poultry, storing primordial stem cells that produce eggs

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Sir David Attenborough to present Blue Planet sequel

Image copyright BBC/Steve Benjamin Image caption Bottlenose dolphins were filmed surfing in South Africa for Blue Planet II Sir David Attenborough will present the sequel to 2001′s The Blue Planet, the BBC has announced. The seven-part series, to be shown later this year, will aim to highlight recent scientific discoveries. Filming innovations include suction cameras

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Slippery bottle solves ketchup problem

Media captionThe BBC’s Pallab Ghosh reports: The invention means the ketchup “just glides out” Scientists in Boston have found a way to get every last drop of ketchup out of the bottle. They have developed a coating that makes bottle interiors super slippery. The coating can also be used to make it easier to squeeze

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