Under the skin: humans develop extra muscles which vanish before birth, scientists say

Under the skin: humans develop extra muscles which vanish before birth, scientists say

Researchers from Howard University and the Vision Institute in Paris found that humans develop extra muscles in their hands and feet in the womb that later disappear before birth. The researchers examined images showing the initial stages of human muscle development and found that extra muscular tissues were growing weeks after conception. These tissues, as reported by the researchers in the journal Development, eventually vanished a few months into the pregnancy.

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Klebsiella pneumonia: The bad gut bacteria that makes you drunk even without alcohol

It turns out, you don’t need alcohol to get drunk, says a recent study published in the journal Cell Metabolism. Continue reading

Astronomers detect signs of life on Venus

An international team of researchers found evidence of a gas on Venus that could indicate the planet may harbor life. Continue reading

NASA is monitoring a weird dent in the Earth’s magnetic field over the South Atlantic

Researchers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are monitoring a slowly splitting dent in the South Atlantic Anomaly, or SAA, the region in Earth’s magnetic field that is weaker than the rest.

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