Scientists discover secret of Galápaho’s rich ecosystem

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 ISLAMABAD   –  New research has unlocked the mystery of how the Galápagos Islands, a rocky, volcanic outcrop, with only modest rainfall and vegetation, is able to sustain its unique wildlife habitats.The Galá­pagos archipelago, rising from the eastern equa­torial Pacific Ocean some 900 kilometers off the South American mainland, is an iconic and glob­ally significant biological … Read more

Planetary scientists found bands on brown dwarf closest to Earth

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ISLAMABAD   –  A University of Arizona-led research team has found bands and stripes on the brown dwarf closest to Earth, hinting at the processes churning the brown dwarf’s atmosphere from within.Brown dwarfs are mysterious celestial objects that are not quite stars and not quite planets. They are about the size of Jupiter but typically dozens … Read more

Scientists develop a new gene therapy to delay aging

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Islamabad   –  Cellular senescence, a state of permanent growth arrest, has emerged as a hallmark and fundamental driver of organismal aging. It is regulated by both genetic and epigenetic factors. Despite a few previously reported aging-associated genes, the identity and roles of additional genes involved in the regulation of human cellular aging remain to be … Read more

Scientists discovered a Nubian giraffe in Uganda

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ISLAMABAD   –  The average height of a giraffe is around 18 feet, but scientist stumbled upon two that are half the size.Conservation scientists discovered a Nubian giraffe in Uganda that is nine feet, four inches tall and then an Angolan giraffe that stood just eight and a half feet.Baffled by both observations, the researchers could … Read more

Chinese scientists cover glacier with blankets to slow melt

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LANZHOU-Wrapping glaciers in giant blankets might be an effective way to slow the melting of rapidly retreating ice, according to a Chinese research team. The team with Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources under the Chinese Academy of Sciences set up a 500-square-meter experiment area at Dagu Glacier in the northwestern Sichuan Province last August, … Read more

Scientists identify 16-foot crocodile nicknamed ‘swamp king’

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Islamabad   –  Scientists have just identified a prehistoric crocodile measuring more than 16 feet long that stalked the swamps of Australia millions of years ago.Fossils of Paludirexvincenti, nicknamed the ‘swamp king,’ were first unearthed in the 1980s but the creature was only recently identified as a distinct species.It was an apex predator that preyed on … Read more

Scientists clarify origins of pterosaurs, the dinosaur era’s flying reptiles

Scientists clarify origins of pterosaurs, the dinosaur era’s flying reptiles

Scientists may have solved one of paleontology’s enduring mysteries – the evolutionary origins of the flying reptiles called pterosaurs that ruled the skies at the same time that dinosaurs dominated the land. Researchers said on Wednesday a poorly understood Triassic Period reptile group called lagerpetids, known from a few partial skeletons from the United States, … Read more

Scientists identify prolific coronavirus strain which started in Spain

Scientists identify prolific coronavirus strain which started in Spain

A coronavirus strain that emerged in Spain in June has spread across Europe and now makes up a large proportion of infections in several countries, researchers said, highlighting the role of travel in the pandemic and the need to track mutations. The variant, which has not been found to be inherently more dangerous, was first … Read more

Despite vaccines, COVID fight is long one: scientists

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World Health Organization (WHO) officials reeling under the onslaught of COVID-19 are generally encouraged by recent vaccine developments from companies such as Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna. Yet they come with the caveat that there is still a long way to go in the struggle against the novel coronavirus. Patience and vigilance against the virus are … Read more

Scientists probe poorly-understood immune mechanism to help efforts to contain coronavirus

Scientists probe poorly-understood immune mechanism to help efforts to contain coronavirus

PARIS: Could the ghosts of your previous colds help protect you from COVID-19, even if you have never been infected by the new coronavirus spreading across the planet? Scientists are investigating a poorly-understood immune mechanism in the body that they hope could help efforts to curb the pandemic. At the moment, people who think they … Read more