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Dead right whale had bruising from blunt trauma: necropsy report

Dead right whale had bruising from blunt trauma: necropsy report

The female North Atlantic right whale that was found floating dead in Cape Cod Bay on Thursday had died from blunt trauma, initial necropsy results showed.

The huge marine creature was brought to a landfill in Bourne, where a team of experts performed a necropsy on Friday. They found bruising from some kind of blunt trauma. However, there was no indication of entanglement.

Researchers grow potato in lab simulating harsh Mars climate

Researchers grow potato in lab simulating harsh Mars climate

Researchers at a lab in the Peruvian capital of Lima have successfully grown a potato in an experiment mimicking the harsh conditions found on Mars.

The researchers created a simulator with temperatures below zero, high concentrations of carbon monoxide and air pressure similar to that found at an altitude of 6,000 meters. In other words, they tried to grow a vegetable in conditions similar to those of the red Planet.

The Moon is a blend of multiple moonlets: study

The Moon is a blend of multiple moonlets: study

Earth's Moon is not a single rock but a blend of multiple moonlets, a new study led by planetary scientist Raluca Rufu of Israel's Weizman Institute of Science suggested.

According to the new study, the silently serene Moon was formed as a result of merger of a number small moonlets or disks of planetary debris produced by multiple objects' collision with Earth.

Researchers announce success of experimental brain cancer treatment

Researchers announce success of experimental brain cancer treatment

Immunotherapy uses the body’s immune system to beat cancer, and the same immune-based therapy has reportedly helped a patient with advanced brain cancer.

Researchers around the globe have long been using immunotherapy for beating blood cancers like lymphomas and leukemias, but it has yet to be approved for treating brain cancer.

Weird dinosaurs lost all their teeth and grew beaks as they aged: paleontologists say

Weird dinosaurs lost all their teeth and grew beaks as they aged: paleontologists say

A dinosaur species related to the T. rex started out life with a full set of pointy teeth but grew up to lose them all and get a beak instead, according to a new research.

A team of researchers led by George Washington University’s paleontology PhD candidate Josef Stiegler analyzed 19 dinosaur skeletons unearthed in China’s Gobi desert. They were surprised to find that fossils of young members of the Limusaurus inextricabilis species had jaws with chompers, while adults had beaks.

Women doctors may be better at treating patients: researchers say

Women doctors may be better at treating patients: researchers say

A study published in the JAMA Internal Medicine made an intriguing suggestion that female doctors may be better than their male counterparts at treating patients and keeping them healthy in the long-term.

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