Category Archives: Science

Doomsday Vault Seeds Gets Massive New Deposit (PHOTO) 0

The ‘Doomsday’ Svalbard Global Seed Vault is nearing one million seed samples after nearly 50,000 samples from around the globe were deposited Wednesday in an effort to safeguard the world’s food supply. The vault, which opened in 2008, is housed in Svalbard’s Plateau Mountain, on a group of islands located off the northern coast of […]

Man Flying Drone Causes Elk Stampede 4

Drone causes 1,500 elk to charge in Wyoming snow Wildlife refuge officials say a man with a drone caused 1,500 elk to stampede half a mile. The stampede happened Monday at the National Elk Refuge in western Wyoming. Elk and bison often congregate at the refuge to eat feed put out to help them survive […]

2nd Case Of Chimp With Down Syndrome Discovered 6

Chimpanzee Kanako has the disease Trisomy 22, a rare disease that occurs in chimpanzees. The monkeys with this disease have the same kind of condition as people with Down’s syndrome. Kanako was born in captivity in Kumamoto in Japan. The chimpanzee was born with an abnormality in her eyes, so she is now almost blind. […]

DNA Offers Clues to Mysterious Crypt in Ancient Pueblo 1

A maternal dynasty ruled one of the earliest and most mysterious civilizations in the Americas, centered in New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon, for more than three centuries, researchers say. DNA extracted from the bones of individuals buried inside a massive Chaco stone pueblo or great house, along with new radiocarbon dates for interred bones, indicate that […]

Strange Microbes Found In Cave Crystals 0

Scientists have discovered long-dormant microbes trapped in giant crystals in the famous Naica mine of Mexico and have estimated that these organisms may have survived 10,000 to 50,000 years. The Naica mine is a lead, zinc and silver mine located in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua and contains extremely large selenite crystals measuring as […]