Geneticists may have just solved a 320-year-old evolutionary mystery

The Falkland Islands wolf is a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a tawny fur coat. For starters, it's not even a wolf (more on that in a minute); but far stranger is the fact that, when it was first encountered on the South American archipelago for which it's named, it was literally the only terrestrial mammal in… » 3/06/13 11:00am 3/06/13 11:00am

How a 43,000-Year-Old Wooly Mammoth Could One Day Save Your Life

Heart and brain surgeries are called "hypothermia-dependent" procedures because doctors often have to lower their patients' temperatures during surgery. The thing is, human blood doesn't transport oxygen as well at cold temperatures. Surgeons rely on synthetic blood substitutes to help the patient's body cope. » 9/14/11 1:18pm 9/14/11 1:18pm