What’s new in science?

  • Researchers have managed to turn limb cells into genitals in lizards- showing their same developmental origin.
  • The landing site for the rosetta comet mission has been named “Agilkia”.
  • Researchers use a rover dressed to look like a baby penguin to infiltrate colonies of penguins.
  • Researchers have shown there is a link between polluted air and increased risk of ADHD.
  • Retinal scans can be used to analyse the advance of macular degeneration.
  • A new species of coral has been identified off the coast of California.
  • The Alma radio telescope has photographed planets forming around a young star.
  • The planet’s salamanders are at risk from a flesh eating fungus.
  • Baboons also build up knowledge as humans do – known as cumulative culture.
  • Women who have a Y chromosome do not think like men…
  • Women may have more olfactory (scent) neurons than men.
  • An agreement has been made with landowners, including Network Rail and the Highways Agency, to help to restore and maintain habitats for bees.
  • Scientists have created a 3D model of a slice through the adolescent universe.
  • A study has revealed two genes that are linked with violent crime.

About Author


jacobbeebe Going into his 2nd year of his Biomedicine degree, Jacob plans to spend his time in the hive huddled around a cuppa’ - more than likely sporting a befuddled expression on his face. Aside from his studies he is a guitarist, saxophonist and a budding drummer. Previously a committed Environment writer, he aims to make the newly formed Science and Environment section an interesting new addition to Concrete.

April 2021
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