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Scientists Found Cancer Cells in a 1.7 Million-Year-Old Foot Bone and a 2 Million-Year-Old Spine from Two Ancient Hominin Specimens in South Africa.

Cancer has been observed in humans and other animals throughout recorded history. So it’s no surprise that people have been writing about cancer since the beginning of time. Some of the earliest evidence of cancer can be found in fossilized bone tumors, ancient Egyptian human mummies, and ancient manuscripts. But did you know where scientists …

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Magpies

Scientists in Australia were Studying Birds and Fitted Them with Tracking Harnesses. A Group of Magpies Helped Each Other Take the Harnesses Off.

Magpies belong to the Corvidae family of birds. Like other family members, they are often regarded as clever creatures. The Eurasian magpie, for example, is considered one of the most intelligent creatures on the planet. It is one of the few non-mammal species capable of recognizing itself in a mirror test. But how did a …

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Marie Curie

Marie Curie Kept Vials of Radium in Her Pocket and on Her Nightstand Because She Liked How They Glowed.

Radium is a chemical element with the atomic number 88 and the symbol Ra. It is the sixth element in Periodic Group 2, also known as alkaline earth metals. Pure radium is silvery-white, but when exposed to air, it readily reacts with nitrogen, forming a black surface layer of radium nitride. Radium isotopes are all …

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1875 babies

Early Scientists Did Not Know Where Babies Came From. They were Only able to Figure it Out By 1875.

Buffon first coined the term reproduction in 1749. Still, it was Anton van Leeuwenhoek who was the first to conduct experiments on human spermatozoa which eventually led to a better understanding of human production. But did you know early scientists did not have a clear picture of the process up until 1875? It wasn’t until …

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Sleeping gene

There is a Specific Gene That Can Control How Long You Sleep

A natural short sleeper is an individual who can sleep for less than six hours per night even if they have more time to sleep. They are different from people who struggle with insomnia or other sleeping disorders. But why are they this way? There is a gene that controls your sleep cycle. Because of …

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Pencillin

The Mold Alexander Fleming Made that Produced the First Antibiotic was Kept Frozen Since 1945

Sir Alexander Flemming was a Scottish physician and microbiologist popularly known for discovering the first and most widely used antibiotic; penicillin. But did you know that the original mold Fleming used to create penicillin is still kept frozen? Alexander Fleming’s mold, which created the first antibiotic, penicillin, has been kept frozen since 1945. Its genomes …

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How Rich Was Albert Einstein?

An average scientist today makes around $87,000 annually. You’d make a little more if you are an expert in the field or have been awarded. The famous Einstein earned almost double of this amount in his time. Let’s find out how much.  Einstein’s salary was $10,000 in 1933, which equates to nearly $210,000 now. He …

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