First Cotton-Seed Sprouted On The Moon Doesn’t Survive Lunar Night

China’s Chang’e-4 mission pioneered the first-ever mini biosphere experiment on the lunar surface. One of the cotton seeds carried by to the lunar surface by the Chang’e 4 mission was reported to have sprouted successfully on the moon Xinhua reported. It marked the first time such an experiment was attempted on the moon, and it allowed scientists to understand a plethora of things about plants and microorganisms, and their development in environments entirely different… Seguir leyendo

For The Love Of Science! Researchers To Grow Mini Neanderthal Brains In A Lab

It’s not some morbid science project. Scientists want to grow mini Neanderthal brains in order to figure how the –brains– of ancient people differ from our own. This ‘unorthodox’ science project is being carried out by scientists at the Max Plank Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. Scientists from the Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology have greatly contributed to the sequencing of the genomes of ancient human species. But in order to continue their research… Seguir leyendo