More Evidence That the Blueprint For Life Started in Space

In a new study, scientists have found the remaining two of the five informational units—known as nucleobases (adenine, guanine, cytosine, thymine and uracil)—of DNA and RNA that were still to be detected in meteorite samples, adding evidence to the theory that life began in space. The study, led by associate professor Yasuhiro Oba of Japan’s Hokkaido University, has revealed the elusive cytosine and thymine within …

Simple DNA Test Can Detect Common Neurological Conditions

A relatively simple DNA test—which involves whole genome sequencing—can diagnose common neurological disorders, providing people with clarity and ending uncertainty, a new study says. As Linda Geddes writes for The Guardian, “Historically, obtaining a definitive diagnosis for conditions including Huntingdon’s disease and some forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis has been difficult, because, although the cause of the symptoms is genetic, knowing which test to carry …

Scientists Reveal Our Vision Functions On a 15-Second Delay

New research done by scientists at the University of Aberdeen and the University of California, Berkeley reveals that human vision is up to 15 seconds behind real time, and we function on a “previously unknown visual illusion.” Essentially this delay could be the reason our vision doesn’t make us dizzy or nauseated. “Instead of analyzing every single visual snapshot, we perceive in a given moment …