DNA tests reveal Australian wineries have been mislabeling an expensive type of grape for DECADES

DNA tests reveal Australian wineries have been mislabeling an expensive type of grape for DECADES French agriculture authority tested Australian wines labeled as petit manseng Based on the grape’s DNA, they discovered the wines were made from gros manseng grapes, a different but related variety The Australian government believes the issue was caused by the … Read more

NASA’s ‘mini’ Mars Rover that can climb hills covered in sand

NASA has created a new ‘mini’ Mars rover that will be able to climb hills even if they’re covered in sand and gravel – perfect for future exploration missions. Driven by the knowledge that the rolling hills of Mars are a long way from the nearest tow truck, Georgia Tech researchers created a more resilient … Read more

Facebook settlement suggests HALF of company’s moderators developed mental health issues from work

Facebook settlement suggests about HALF of the company’s moderators developed mental health issues as a result of their work removing graphic content from the platform A lawsuits suggests one in two Facebook moderators suffers from mental health issues as a result of their job Attorneys and mental health experts came to the conclusion when assessing a … Read more

Millions of mature human cells are generated inside a mouse embryo

Scientists say they have been able to produce millions of mature human cells in a mouse embryo for the first time. The researchers injected human stem cells into a mouse embryo, which then generated millions of mature human cells as it developed.  The researchers claim that up to four per cent of the total number of … Read more

Scaly anteaters are NOT to blame for spreading coronavirus from bats to humans

Scaly anteaters known as pangolins are NOT to blame for spreading coronavirus from bats to humans, study shows Experts mapped the genome of a coronavirus identified in Malayan pangolins They found it similar to both the virus behind COVID-19 and bat coronaviruses However, their analysis suggested that SARS-CoV-2 did not arise from this virus Here’s how to … Read more

Coronavirus: Recovered patients could provide ‘shield immunity’

People who have caught COVID-19 and recovered from the disease could be encouraged to rejoin the general public to provide ‘shield immunity’. The reintroduction of recovered coronavirus patients would, in theory, help reduce the rate of transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19.  Researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology say the immunity of the recovered patients … Read more