Machine Repairs Damaged Liver Outside Body In 3 Days For World-First Transplant
In a world-first operation, a human liver has been kept outside a body for three days and then successfully transplanted into a person thanks to the miraculous invention of a new perfusion machine. The operation was carried out in May 2021, but the researchers have just published the study this week, and the details are astonishing.
Astronomers Have Found Another Radio Source They Can't Explain
When Professor Miroslav Filipovic of the Western Sydney University assigned a promising young master's student a patch of the sky to study, he thought there might be something interesting in it. Filipovic was more right than he knew, with Joel Balzan turning up a strange radio source that, even with further exploration, no one has been able to explain. The team hopes future generations of radio telescopes will make sense of the anomaly.
The World's Biggest Plant Is A 180-Kilometer Meadow Of Self-Cloning Seagrass
An Australian seagrass clone has taken the title of "world’s largest plant", 4,500 years old and spanning a modest 180 kilometers (112 miles). The discovery came about by accident after researchers were studying how many plants were contained within a seagrass meadow in Shark Bay – and were shocked that there was only one. The entire meadow was made up of just one big ol plant.
"Impossible" Time Crystal System Could Hold Secret To Quantum Computing Revolution
In an experiment seemingly defying the laws of physics, scientists have created the first-ever time crystal two-body system – and it may have some incredible implications for the future of quantum computing. Researchers from the UK, Russia, and Finland described how they created two time crystals inside a superfluid and brought them together to touch each other, creating a coupled system that relies not on classical physics, but quantum rules.
Drought Reveals Ruins Of 3,400-Year-Old City By The Tigris River... Again
Three years ago a drought lowered the height of the Mosul Reservoir in Iraqi Kurdistan and briefly revealed a city that archaeologists think might be Zakhiku, a center of the Bronze Age Mittani Empire. Now, the dry conditions have returned, presenting a major threat to the people of Iraq, but benefiting archaeologists by giving them a second chance to explore the important site.
Menopause Misconceptions: What Actually Causes The Symptoms Of Menopause?
It affects almost 50 percent of the population, who will spend a third of their life postmenopausal, but what actually is menopause? Why does it happen? And why aren't we talking about it?