Archive for December, 2006

Two heads are better than one

Scientists seem to have discovered the first two-headed reptile fossil. The abnormal animal, belonging to a group of aquatic reptiles, was unearthed in northeastern China and dates to the time of the dinosaurs.The specimen reveals that it must have been very young when it died and became fossilised, says lead researcher Eric Buffetaut. Details of […]

Blue or Brown: Understanding the genetics behind human eye colour

Scientists have made a breakthrough in their understanding of the genetics behind human eye colour. They found that just a few “letters” out of the six billion that make up the genetic code are responsible for most of the variation in human eye colour. The research, by a team of scientists from Queensland, Australia, will […]

Makeup is possible secret weapon against skin cancer

It may turn out that women have a secret weapon to protect themselves against skin cancer—an every day product many women use regularly, if not every day: Makeup! Sunscreens reduce the effects of the sun’s rays, but the sun still gets through and radiation damage to the DNA of the skin cells can still occur. […]

The iPhone has arrived!

The iPhone has arrived, but it’s not made by Apple Computer Inc. (AAPL), which was widely rumored to be working a cell phone-iPod combination of the same name. Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) that makes networking equipment for the home and small businesses, unveiled the new line of Internet-enabled phones this week. […]