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Down`s chromosome cause genome-wide disruption

Down`s chromosome cause genome-wide disruption

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 04:38

The extra copy of Chromosome 21 that causes Down`s syndrome throws a spanner into the workings of all the other chromosomes as well, said a study published Wednesday that surprised its authors.

Oh baby! Scientists find protein that lets egg and sperm hook up

Oh baby! Scientists find protein that lets egg and sperm hook up

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 01:45

Fertilization takes place when an egg cell and a sperm cell recognize one another and fuse to form an embryo. But how they recognize each other in order to hook up had remained a mystery.

Now, composite materials that can self-heal repeatedly

Now, composite materials that can self-heal repeatedly

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 11:35

Researchers have created a 3D vascular system that allows for high-performance composite materials such as fiberglass to heal autonomously, and repeatedly.

T. rex`s neck was powerful enough to hunt and attack

T. rex`s neck was powerful enough to hunt and attack

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 11:27

A new study suggests that the Tyrannosaurus rex did not need proper arms, because its head and neck were so powerful.

How electrical energy naturally produced at sea floor may have given rise to life

How electrical energy naturally produced at sea floor may have given rise to life

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 10:12

Researchers have described how electrical energy naturally produced at the sea floor might have given rise to life.

Robot sex to determine how life began!

Robot sex to determine how life began!

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 22:43

This may come straight from Ripley`s Believe It or Not! Scientists have performed robot sex to find how life began on earth.

`Glow in the dark` road lights up Netherland highway

`Glow in the dark` road lights up Netherland highway

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 22:41

A "glow in the dark" road was recently unveiled on a 500m stretch of highway in Netherlands that contained a "photo-luminizing" powder that would charges it up in the daytime and would slowly emit a green glow at night.

Redirecting sunlight to illuminate narrow streets

Redirecting sunlight to illuminate narrow streets

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 12:10

In a novel way to provide some natural light in dense urban centres with tall buildings around us, Egyptian researchers have developed a corrugated, translucent panel that redirects sunlight onto narrow streets and alleyways.

Neanderthals and early humans did not meet on the Iberian Peninsula

Neanderthals and early humans did not meet on the Iberian Peninsula

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 12:08

Scientists have said that a research that they are taking part in has revealed that Neanderthals and Cro-magnons did not meet on the Iberian Peninsula.

Only 1 in 7 Japanese scientists are women: Study

Only 1 in 7 Japanese scientists are women: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 16:01

Just a seventh of scientists in Japan are female, government figures show -- the lowest rate of any developed nation, despite being a record high for the country.