Gene That Allowed Life To Evolve Beyond Bacterial Slime Identified

Photo credit: Creations/Shutterstock An ancestral gene coding for the synthesis of enzymes called kinases played a vital role in the evolution of all complex life...

$250,000 Shark-Spotting Drone Debuts In Australia

Photo credit: Andrea Izzotti/Shutterstock A great white, one of the types of shark spotted off the coast of New South Wales. Although the chance of dying...
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Monkey Takes Man’s GoPro And Goes On A Selfie Rampage

Photo credit: Trent Houdek/YouTube As a general rule, camera equipment and small monkeys don’t mix. Case in point: The footage shot at Wildlife World Zoo in Phoenix,...

$1bn Bank Heist Foiled By A Rather Hilarious Mistake

Photo credit: Hurst Photo/Shutterstock When there’s billions of dollars on the table and you’ve been snooping around the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank, make sure you...

This Week in Science (Feb. 21 – 28)

This is a collection of the 10 best and most popular stories from science and technology over the past 7 days. Scroll down and...

Ice Shelf Bigger Than Manhattan Could Be About To Break From Antarctica

Photo credit: Nansen Ice Shelf and the crack, taken by Landsat 8 on December 16, 2015. USGS Antarctic scientists have documented ice shelves disintegrating from the southern continent at an unprecedente...

Dinosaur Survived A Record Number Of Bone Fractures

Photo credit: Leandra Walters An artist's impression showing the multiple injury points. You should have seen the other guy! Two paleontologists have uncovered evidence that a...

Scientists Create Synthetic Bacteria With Only 473 Genes

Photo credit: Shutterstock A team, led by synthetic biologists at the J. Craig Venter Institute in La Jolla, California, have come up with an answer...

Arctic Sea Ice Sets New Record Low For This Time Of Year

Photo credit: tuthelens/Shuttersock The arctic is warming much quicker than the rest of the planet. Last year it was reported that the Arctic is warming twice as...