Colossal flying dinosaur species discovered in Canada

Called the "frozen dragon of the north," a new species of flying dinosaur, Cryodrakon boreas, has been discovered in Canada. The pterosaur is thought to have had the wingspan of a small airplane.

Unusual new mineral discovered inside a diamond

Canadian student has discovered a new and curious mineral inside a diamond unearthed from a mine in South Africa. The mineral—named goldschmidtite has an unusual chemical signature for a mineral from Earth's mantle.

No single gene associated with being gay

A genetic analysis of almost half a million people has concluded there is no single "gay gene" and that it's effectively impossible to predict an individual's sexual behaviour from their genome.

New whale species discovered along the coast of Hokkaido

A new beaked whale species Berardius minimus, which has been long postulated by local whalers in Hokkaido, Japan, has been confirmed.

A face for Lucy's ancestor

Researchers have discovered a remarkably complete 3.8-million-year-old cranium of Australopithecus anamensis at Woranso-Mille in Ethiopia. Due to its rare state, the researchers identified never-before-seen facial features in the species.

Researchers probe microbiome-cancer treatment link

There's a lot of evidence to suggest that the gut microbiota play a role. Over the next year, US researchers will try to suss out how millions of tiny microbes living inside us might make the difference between a cancer treatment's success and its failure.

New record with entangled quantum bits

An international team have succeeded in transforming 20 entangled quantum bits into a state of superposition. This is an important step in the development of quantum computers after the old record of 14 qubits remained unchanged since 2011. 

Team first to grow genetically engineered mini livers

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine are the first to grow genetically modified miniature human livers in the laboratory, to emulate human liver disease progression and test therapeutics.

3D printing the human heart

Researchers have published a new 3D bioprinting method that brings the field of tissue engineering one step closer to being able to 3D print a full-sized, adult human heart.

Scientists make fundamental discovery to creating better crops

Scientists have discovered the specific gene that controls an important symbiotic relationship between plants and soil fungi. The discovery could lead to the development of bioenergy and food crops that can withstand harsh growing conditions.

This Radical New DNA Microscope Reimagines the Cellular World

The new technique, dubbed DNA microscopy, uses only a pipette and some liquid reagents. The results are absolutely breathtaking. Cells shine like stars in a nebula, each pseudo-colored according to their genomic profiles.

First-ever successful mind-controlled robotic arm without brain implants

Using a noninvasive brain-computer interface (BCI), researchers have developed the first-ever successful mind-controlled robotic arm exhibiting the ability to continuously track and follow a computer cursor.

Climate change make Siberia more habitable

Large parts of Asian Russia could become habitable by the late 21st century due to climate change, new research has found. Scientists used current and predicted climate scenarios to examine the climate comfort of Asian Russia.

Scientists Witness the Birth of a Submarine Volcano for the First Time

Thanks to the international researchers, a baby submarine volcano roughly 2,630 feet high and as wide as 3 miles has been spotted 2 miles beneath the waves of the Indian ocean.

Scientists uncover genes that could hold key to how humans evolved

New computational analysis finds that more than two dozen human zinc finger transcription factors, previously thought to control activity of similar genes across species have in fact human-specific roles and could help explain the evolution.