Mysterious family life of notorious saber-toothed tiger

New research indicates adolescent offspring of the menacing sabre-toothed predator, Smilodon fatalis, were more momma’s cubs than independent warriors. A new study by scientists at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and University of Toronto, published January 7, 2021 in iScience¸ documents a family group of the sabre-toothed cats whose remains were discovered in present-day Ecuador.…Continue Reading

RNA’s mysterious folding process

A new Northwestern University-led study is unfolding the mystery of how RNA molecules fold themselves to fit inside cells and perform specific functions. The findings could potentially break down a barrier to understanding and developing treatments for RNA-related diseases, including spinal muscular atrophy and perhaps even the novel coronavirus. “RNA folding is a dynamic process…Continue Reading

Who’s the mysterious woman in the Loki trailer? Fans think Black Widow is making a Marvel return

Home News (Image credit: Marvel Studios) The Loki trailer that was revealed during the Disney Investor stream was a surprise in and of itself – but trust the God of Mischief to have a few tricks and surprises up his sleeve.Towards the end of the trailer for the Disney Plus series, a mysterious woman can…Continue Reading

Mysterious monolith is missing, and people have theories

What the monolith heist might have looked like: One artist’s impression. Image: Shutterstock / Limbitech By Siobhan Neela-Stock2020-11-29 17:09:23 UTC The metal monolith, planted by unknown sources in the Utah desert at some point before last week, has gone the same way it arrived: shrouded in mystery.  Officials from the Utah Department of Public Safety…Continue Reading

The stones didn’t give up their secrets easily. For decades, villagers in the dust-blown hills of China’s Loess Plateau believed that the crumbling rock walls near their homes were part of the Great Wall. It made sense. Remnants of the ancient barrier zigzag through this arid region inside the northern loop of the Yellow River,…Continue Reading

Federal health officials said this afternoon that a Salmonella outbreak of unknown origin is spreading rapidly, increasing to 23 states. Now there are  212 patients, which is up by 87 cases since the CDC’s outbreak announcement Tuesday.  “A specific food, grocery store, or restaurant chain has not been identified as the source of this outbreak,”…Continue Reading

Mysterious Xiaomi Phone Gets 3C Certification; Includes 120W Fast Charger

        | Updated: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 17:39 [IST] Xiaomi is working on a couple of devices set to launch in the Q4 of 2020. The list includes a smartphone with the model number M2007J1SC, which recently acquired MIIT network certification in China. The same device has just received the 3C certification,…Continue Reading

Mysterious Stone Age flint artefacts may be crude sculptures of humans

By Michael Marshall The potential flint figurinesKharaysin archaeological teamMore than 100 distinctive flint artefacts from a Stone Age village in Jordan may be figurines of people used in funeral rituals, according to a team of archaeologists. However, other researchers aren’t convinced that the objects represent people at all. Since 2014, Juan José Ibáñez at the…Continue Reading