Archive for January 3rd, 2018:

What a woman with a bionic hand can feel

Scientists have unveiled the first bionic hand with a sense of touch that can be worn outside the laboratory. Almerina Mascarello’s bionic hand provides sensory feedback to her brain via electrodes in her upper arm. She lost her hand in an accident nearly 25 years ago. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42558612

Fire reductions ‘make methane numbers add up’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Fires globally are in sharp decline Scientists think they can now better explain the recent surge in methane levels seen in the Earth’s atmosphere. Although only a trace component in the air, CH4 is a greenhouse gas and has been rising rapidly since about 2006. Tropical wetlands and fossil fuels

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Alaskan infant’s DNA tells story of ‘first Americans’

Image copyright Ben Potter Image caption Excavations at the Upward Sun River archaeological site in Alaska The 11,500-year-old remains of an infant girl from Alaska have shed new light on the peopling of the Americas. Genetic analysis of the child, allied to other data, indicates she belonged to a previously unknown, ancient group. Scientists say

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