Articles by Nsikan Akpan

Brown Cat
Cat Domestication Traced To Ancient Chinese Farm: Felines Became Friends 5,300 Years Ago
Dec 16, 2013 15:08 PM E
Early signs of cat domestication found in 5,300-year-old ancient farm village based in Shaanxi Province, Northwest China.
Moringa Trees (India)
Moringa Tree Seeds Build Better Water Purifiers, Could Provide Clean Drinking To Impoverished Nations
Dec 06, 2013 12:03 PM E
Moringa tree seeds offer a cheap, sustainable option for water purification, according to research from Uppsala University, Sweden.
Scorpion
Scorpions Use Strongest Defense When Under Attack: How They Choose Between Their Stinger Or Pincers
Nov 13, 2013 17:54 PM E
Scorpions possess two basic weapons for defense - their menacing pincers and their venom-laced stinger. Researchers discovered these cunning invertebrates pick which weapon to use when cornered by predators.
Bette Davis (B
Our Brains Fill In The Colors Of Black And White Photos: Is The World A Giant Coloring Book?
Nov 02, 2013 21:46 PM E
The brain fills in the colors of black and white photos, according to an fMRI study from the University of Tübingen.
Dog Tail Wagging
Your Dog's Tail Wag Can Tell You Exactly How He's Feeling
Oct 31, 2013 12:05 PM E
Italian researchers find that dogs can share emotional states (anxiety, happiness) by reading the wagging of each other's tails.
UV Light
A Tiny Bit Of UV Light May Prevent 8,000 Surgical Deaths Per Year
Oct 16, 2013 17:00 PM E
Researchers at Columbia University have devised a solution for the 300,000 life-threatening, post-op infections each year: zap the buggers with ultraviolet (UV) light.
Poop to Power Solar Energy
Poop-Powered Solar Panels Foster A Self-Renewing Hydrogen Energy Source
Oct 12, 2013 11:07 AM E
New device from the University of California Santa Cruz harnesses sun and sewage to produce hydrogen fuel.
Screen grab from the 1994 blockbuster “Stargate."
Oldest Known Iron Jewelry Came From Space: Did ‘Alien’ Encounters Help Craft Ancient Egyptian Culture?
Aug 19, 2013 19:00 PM E
The earliest known iron artifacts come from outer space, according to new research from University College London.
Mint floss
Lethal Mouth Bacteria: Fusobacteria Could Cause Colorectal Cancer, Not Just Gum Disease
Aug 14, 2013 16:36 PM E
New research connects gum disease-causing mouth bacteria to tumor growth in the colon and reveals a possible drug candidate that may prevent some types of colorectal cancer.
"Broken Heart", at the Steampunk exhibit in the Waltham Museum of Technology
Scientists Use Stem Cell To Rebuild Mouse Heart; Breakthrough Could Change The Future Of Heart Disease Treatment
Aug 13, 2013 15:20 PM E
A new study reconstructs tissue from a mouse heart with human-induced pluripotent stem cells.
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