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Epigenome, a second genetic code, mapped by scientists
Scientists for the first time have mapped out the molecular "switches" that can turn on or silence individual genes in the DNA in more than 100 types of human cells and are responsible for differences between identical twins.
How climate change made humans who we are
Planet Earth was once like Middle Earth, with many kinds of hominins, says Canadian anthropologist and filmmaker Niobe Thompson. In a new documentary series, he explores why we're the only one left and how we became who we are.
Asteroid 2004 BL86 zips safely past Earth
A passing asteroid the size of the world's most massive cruise ships has its own moon, NASA says. It flew safely past the Earth this morning. Try to spot it with binoculars or a telescope tonight.
Chemists find a way to unboil eggs
Univ. of California, Irvine and Australian chemists have figured out how to unboil egg whites, an innovation that could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry,
Huge asteroid 2004 BL86 makes flyby Monday
An asteroid up to 550 metres (1,800 feet) across is headed Earth's way. But don't worry: It will miss us by 1.2 million kilometres (745,000 miles), about three times the distance between Earth and the moon.
P.E.I. fossil named for boy who found it on a beach
In 1995, a nine-year-old boy found an extraordinary fossil on a Prince Edward Island Beach. Nearly 20 years later, Michael Arsenault finally shares the story of the fossil's long journey from the beach to his bedroom to a Toronto museum.
Enjoy Comet Lovejoy
For the second time in less than a year, a comet discovered by Australian Terry Lovejoy will be putting on a modestly impressive display for backyard stargazers. Designated C/2014 Q2, Lovejoy found his fifth comet on images he made with an 8-inch telescop
‘Catastrophic’ quake and tsunami brewing off west coast
VICTORIA – The pressure has been building for more than 300 years.
A giant slab of rock sliding in from the Pacific is exerting so much pressure on the west coast of North America it is warping Vancouver Island, tilting it higher and squeezing it a few
Were dinosaurs killed off by a 'one-two punch''
Princeton University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology collected 50 samples of rocks from the India's Deccan Traps and found an eruption began 250,000 years before the asteroid strike.
Orion spacecraft splashes down after test flight
NASA's new Orion spacecraft made a "bullseye" splashdown in the Pacific on Friday following a dramatic test flight that took it to a zenith height of 5,800 kilometres and ushered in a new era of human exploration aiming for Mars
New dinosaur finds soar in 'golden age' of discovery
This year, paleontologists unearthed skeletons of two titanosaurs, the biggest dinosaurs ever found; spinosaurus, the first semi-aquatic dinosaur; the first feathered plant-eating dinosaur, and many more. Where are all these new dinosaurs coming from?
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