Researchers Unfreeze Animal After 30 Years

Tiny animal gets revived after being frozen for 30 years

By on January 18, 2016 at 10:10 PM.

Tiny animal gets revived after being frozen for 30 years

Science can just be so cool sometimes. The Wall Street Journal brings us word that researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Polar Research have successfully thawed out a tiny animal called a water bear after it had been frozen 30 years ago. Impressively, the animal gradually recovered after its long freeze and was completely revived in a matter of days.

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Self Healing Concrete Limestone Producing Bacteria

Incredible ‘bioconcrete’ can heal itself thanks to limestone-producing bacteria

By on May 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM.

Incredible ‘bioconcrete’ can heal itself thanks to limestone-producing bacteria

Remember how cool we all thought the original T-1000 was when it would heal itself after getting shot thanks to its liquid metal alloy? Well, some scientists have created something that’s almost as cool: “Bioconcrete” that can heal itself with the help of some very special bacteria. More →

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Why Do We Yawn

Scientists may have just solved one of life’s biggest mysteries: Why yawning is contagious

By on May 6, 2014 at 4:08 PM.

Scientists may have just solved one of life’s biggest mysteries: Why yawning is contagious

Life is filled with little mysteries, one of which is why we’re more likely to yawn when others around us . However, new research from the University of Vienna suggests that group yawning is actually a survival mechanism that has the side effect of cooling off our brains, which in turn makes us more alert and less likely to doze off. More →

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