Earth-like Proxima Centauri Exoplanet Not So Earth-like

Like all other space nerds recently I’ve been excited by the discovery of an ‘earth-like’ planet around Proxima Centauri. It has been described as the most important exoplanet discovery there will ever be given that it is the nearest possible one; allowing for the exception of any rogue planets that might be out there. But… Read More Earth-like Proxima Centauri Exoplanet Not So Earth-like

Longest Lived Vertebrate? More Data Required

A new study published this week purports to have discovered the longest lived of all the vertebrates. The Greenland shark, Somniosus microcephalus, is a very large, very slow growing creature that lives in the far reaches of the north Atlantic. Full grown adults can reach in excess of five metres in length. The new research, published in… Read More Longest Lived Vertebrate? More Data Required

Genetically Modified Mosquito On Verge Of Full Scale US Release

Regular readers may remember a post back in March of this year where I wrote about a genetically modified mosquito. The aim of the GM mosquito was to decrease populations of the speciesĀ Aedes aegypti, an all but domesticated variety of mosquito perfectly adapted to live in human-inhabited areas and carrier of several significant human pathogens… Read More Genetically Modified Mosquito On Verge Of Full Scale US Release