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May 2018

New research on sperm stem cells has implications for male infertility and cancer — ScienceDaily

New research on sperm stem cells has implications for male infertility and cancer — ScienceDaily

from research organizationsNew research on sperm stem cells has implications for male infertility and cancerDate:October 5, 2017Source:University of Utah HealthSummary:Scientists have shed light on the complex process that occurs in the development of human sperm stem cells. Share:Bradley Cairns, PhD, discusses his research.Credit: Huntsman Cancer InstituteBradley Cairns, PhD, discusses his…

Geology rocks for half-term at North Pennines AONB

Geology rocks for half-term at North Pennines AONB

The joint celebration, which starts today (May 25) and runs until June 10, involves all of the UNESCO Global Geoparks in Europe, with events connecting people with the geological heritage of their local area. The North Pennines AONB Partnership has organised events to appeal to families, geology enthusiasts and those…

Geology in the West Country: You can’t get that here!

Geology in the West Country: You can’t get that here!

Email me at graeme@churchard.com and I will update you about once a week of new postings. (Include your email address!)Geology blogsRead More

Capri: Part 2 – Geology, Geraniums and a Granita de Limon

Capri: Part 2 – Geology, Geraniums and a Granita de Limon

There is no denying the unique pull of ritzy glitzy preened and perfected Capri Town, the bustling micro-sized centre of the stunning Neapolitan island of Capri. But beyond the Dolce and Gabbana, the YSL and the Chanel is an island whose real gleaming star is its jaw-droppingly beautiful natural scenery.…

In This Alaskan Town, Every Resident Lives in the Same Building

In This Alaskan Town, Every Resident Lives in the Same Building

During the 22 hours of sunlight that bathe Whittier, Alaska each day in the summertime, the town at the mouth of Prince William Sound plays host to cruise ships and outdoor tours that bring in more than 700,000 visitors annually. The tourists stop in at the few small shops in town;…

Geology Hike: Rabbit Mountain

Geology Hike: Rabbit Mountain

Join volunteer naturalist Roger Myers and others on a moderate 2-mile hike, where you will learn about the unusual geology of the area. We’ll also watch for spring wildflowers, soaring raptors, and other wildlife.Read More

Geology in the West Country: Unlikely places

Geology in the West Country: Unlikely places

Unlikely places Volcanic Ice Caves - You Couldn't Make It Up!Atop Mount Rainier in Washington State there are glaciers. There are also fumaroles. The fumaroles have excavated (or melted) several kilometres of tunnels which are being used as analogues for Jupiter's moon Europa.This article describes the work being undertaken to understand…

Have Scientists Found a Way to Actually Reduce the Effects of Aging?

Have Scientists Found a Way to Actually Reduce the Effects of Aging?

There are some 200 different types of cells in the body, but they can all be traced back to stem cells. Before they differentiated into heart, liver, blood, immune cells, and more, they were called pluripotent, meaning they could become anything.Back in 2006, Shinya Yamanaka discovered four genes that, when…

Giant extinct burrowing bat discovered in New Zealand — ScienceDaily

Giant extinct burrowing bat discovered in New Zealand — ScienceDaily

Teeth and bones of the extinct bat -- which was about three times the size of an average bat today -- were recovered from 19 to 16-million-year-old sediments near the town of St Bathans in Central Otago on the South Island.The study, by researchers from Australia, New Zealand, the UK…

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