Here’s what’s new in Science this week:
1. Potentially habitable super earth discovered
16 light years from us, Gliese 832c was discovered by a team of astronomers led by Dr. Robert Witttenmyer. It’s mass and radius is half that of our Sun and it may have earth like temperatures and a similar atmosphere composition that could support life however season shifts would be extreme.
2. World’s deepest cave home to new species of bug
A new species of a ground beetle named Duvalius abyssimus was discovered 1.5 miles below the earths surface in Russia. The bug has adapted to life in darkness and just above freezing temperatures and it has extended antennae and no body pigment.
3. Chimpanzees create their own fashion trend
Scientists have observed that chimpanzees have started hanging a blade of grass from their ears for now understandable purpose, this new trend has no communication purpose and is a sort of chimp fashion.
4. Cornea regrown from an adult human stem cell
Researchers discover new way to enhance regrowth of human cornea tissue to restore vision using molecule that acts as a marker to identify and repair cells that maintain cornea tissue.
5. Scientist creates untreatable deadly version of Swine flu
A scientist at university of Wisconsin Madison created a mutated version of the H1N1 virus that escapes the antibodies of the immune system making it probably the strongest and most deadly virus ever known to man. However the work was done to help create stronger vaccines and the university says that there is little or no risk of an outbreak.