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Like non-polydactyl fingers, the extra digits had their own dedicated tendons, muscles, and nerves, as well as extra corresponding brain regions in the motor cortex.

People born with extra fingers or toes requires extra brain’s resources

Globally almost one in every 500 babies are born with extra fingers or toes. This condition is also known as Polydactyly. The extra fingers are...
Artist impression of Arborea panels on London roofs (credit: Imperial College London // Thomas Glover)

World’s first ‘BioSolar Leaf’ to purify the air in London

Technology is everywhere nowadays. Some might say technology, in general, hurts the environment, but some forms of tech like EVs, smart home technologies, Saving...
A bee attached to a 'flight mill'

Pesticide exposure causes bumblebee flight to fall short

Flight behavior is crucial for determining how bees forage, so reduced flight performance from pesticide exposure could lead to colonies going hungry and pollination...
With up to 30% of patients seeing their cancer return within five years, the new test could spot the warning signs earlier than imaging

Simple blood test could help to detect breast cancer relapse earlier

In a recent study by the University of Leicester and Imperial College London, scientists have shown that a simple breast cancer blood test could...
Non-toxic salt water battery

Scientists designed new battery prototype using non toxic salt water

Current commercially available lithium-ion batteries have a relatively high capacity. But they have a limitation: their charging-discharging cycle is slow. In addition, they contain...
Bumblebee. Image credit: Andres Arce

Pesticides affect bee brains in the wild

Social bees are important insect pollinators of wildflowers and agricultural crops. But their continuous declines is a global concern. A major factor implicated in...
Reconstruction of a late Maastrichtian (.66 million years ago) palaeoenvironment in North America, where a floodplain is roamed by dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus rex, Edmontosaurus and Triceratops. Image credit: Davide Bonadonna

Dinosaurs were thriving before asteroid strike that wiped them out

Scientists believe that an asteroid impact potentially combined with serious volcanic movement, wiped out the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period. Although,...
Common chest infection puts babies at risk of hospitalization in preschool years

Common chest infection puts babies at risk of hospitalisation in preschool years

Bronchiolitis is a common lung infection in young children and infants. It causes inflammation and congestion in the small airways (bronchioles) of the lung....
Early use of antibiotics in elderly patients associated with reduced sepsis risk

Early use of antibiotics in elderly patients associated with reduced sepsis risk

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most common bacterial infection in the older patient population, and Escherichia coli is the most common uropathogen in...