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Modern Science Detects Disease in 400-Year-Old Embalmed Hearts

Marie de Vera   | Dec 03, 2015 09:18 AM EST

Archaeologist have discovered five heart-shaped urns made of lead which each contains an embalmed human heart in the foundation of a medieval convent in the French city of Rennes. Researchers used modern technology to study these old hearts, which have been buried for four centuries. It turns out three of them bore tell-tale signs of heart disease that are common today. read more

Anti-alcoholism Drug Can Potentially Awaken and Eliminate HIV Virus: Study Reveals

Charissa Echavez   | Nov 17, 2015 08:53 AM EST

In a bid to cure the deadly AIDS virus, scientists have made an unexpected discovery - that a drug used to combat alcoholism can actually awaken and eliminate dormant HIV virus lurking in the body. read more

Scientists Identify New Species of Box Jellyfish; Named After Aussie Lad

Quadey Humile   | Jul 16, 2015 05:12 PM EDT

Scientists from Queensland, Australia have identified the new species of box jellyfish that was first discovered in a Gold Coast canal by a 9-year-old lad. read more

World's Oldest Sperm May Be A Window To The Past

Staff Reporter   | Jul 15, 2015 09:43 PM EDT

In Science, it is widely known that living things without bones do not fossilize easily as compared to those who have. These include worms, leeches and sperm. But, a group of scientists from Stockholm were in awe upon the discovery of a 50-million-year-old sperm of a worm-like creature which was fossilized. read more

Carnivorous Plants Attract Bats Through Ultrasonic Communication

Cecille Marie Gumban   | Jul 11, 2015 11:29 PM EDT

Bats use echolocation to be able to communicate with other bats, but they aren’t just the one using this kind of technique. Plants in Borneo jungle called Nepenthes hemsleyana used this kind of communication too, to attract bats. The Nepenthes hemsleyana is a flesh eating plant, but these plants are terrible at eating flesh. read more

Meet Wendiceratops: 3 Facts About This Newly Discovered Horned Dinosaur

KJ Belonio   | Jul 09, 2015 09:07 PM EDT

On Wednesday, a newly discovered dinosaur named Wendiceratops pinhornensis was unveiled in an report published in the PLOS ONE journal. According to the new study, the 79-million-year-old bones of four pickup truck-sized horned dinosaurs have been excavated in Alberta, Canada, which is considered as a hotbed of newly discovered ceratopsian dinosaurs. The fossils were discovered in 2011 by renowned fossil hunter Wendy Sloboda. read more

How A Science Project Lead To Discovery Of New Firefly Species

Quadey Humile   | Jun 29, 2015 05:00 AM EDT

When 24-year-old Joshua Oliva went to do his usual insect hunting for a semester project, he never thought he’d make a significant discovery. read more

Apple in Talks to Bring Discovery and Viacom Channels to Internet TV Service

David Curry   | Mar 19, 2015 08:43 AM EDT

This will give Apple over a dozen new channels to add to the growing list that's expected to push past 40 channels. read more

'Eaten Alive" Latest Discovery Shock Realty Show Debuts In December

Dan Weisman   | Nov 06, 2014 04:15 PM EST

Reality television takes another great leap into the unknown, and possibly gross, with the introduction next month of a Discovery Channel special going where no show has gone before. "Eaten Alive, premiering in December, features a man being eaten whole by a giant anaconda snake. read more

Blindfolded Nik Wallenda Walks Tightrope Between Chicago Skyscrapers

Dan Weisman   | Nov 03, 2014 03:33 PM EST

With a national TV audience, and local crowds, in tow, daredevil Nik Wallenda put on a blindfold and walked between two skyscrapers two football field lengths above downtown Chicago. read more

Scientists Discover Largest Prehistoric Flying Bird

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Jul 08, 2014 05:51 AM EDT

This extinct bird's wingspan was as long as a two-storey house is tall. read more

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