3000-year-old quinoa found in Ontario

Researchers at the University of Toronto discovered a large quantity of quinoa seeds grown in North America in the year 900 BC. J.-C, which sheds new light on the trade maintained at the time. The 140,000 seeds were found by archaeologists in 2010 as they assessed…

First transplant of iPS stem cells to treat Parkinson’s

A university in Japan announced that it has performed the first transplant of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) to treat Parkinson’s disease. The transplant, the first such treatment worldwide for the treatment of Parkinson’s, was made by the University Hospital of Kyoto, according to the…

Google Assistant learns some manners

Should one be polite with one’s electronic devices? Google seems to believe so, since its virtual assistant will now be more polite when a user will say the words “please” and “thank you”. For example, the query “Set a five minute timer, please” will trigger…

complex life on earth started sooner than previously thought: study

Microbes have been able to oxygenate photosynthesis at least a billion years earlier in Earth’s history than previously thought. This hypothesis put forward by British biologists at Imperial College London has upset the widely accepted theory of the moment of the appearance of complex life…

Imminent arrival of InSight probe on Mars

On Sunday, at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) near Los Angelewas preparing, to make the final course adjustments to maneuver the landing gear and allow it to land on Monday on the red planet. If all goes according to plan, InSight, which completes a journey…

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