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Eric Lefkofsky Searches Coast to Coast for a Cure

You may not have heard of Eric Lefkofsky, but you are very likely to be familiar with one of his business ventures. Eric made a name for himself when he took InnerWorkings and Echo Global Logistics public, but his third public company, Groupon, is the most recognizable.

Homo floresiensis evolved from a much earlier human species than previously thought

Homo floresiensis evolved from a much earlier human species than previously thought

A tiny hobbit-like bipod dubbed Homo floresiensis evolved from a much earlier human species than previously thought, a new study by the Australian National University (ANU) suggested.

When a team of researchers discovered the remains of a ‘hobbit’s in Indonesia in 2003, they thought it was an evolutionary fork of the well-documented Homo erectus. But, the new study suggested that hobbits had evolved from a much earlier species of humans.

Dead right whale had bruising from blunt trauma: necropsy report

Dead right whale had bruising from blunt trauma: necropsy report

The female North Atlantic right whale that was found floating dead in Cape Cod Bay on Thursday had died from blunt trauma, initial necropsy results showed.

The huge marine creature was brought to a landfill in Bourne, where a team of experts performed a necropsy on Friday. They found bruising from some kind of blunt trauma. However, there was no indication of entanglement.

Researchers grow potato in lab simulating harsh Mars climate

Researchers grow potato in lab simulating harsh Mars climate

Researchers at a lab in the Peruvian capital of Lima have successfully grown a potato in an experiment mimicking the harsh conditions found on Mars.

The researchers created a simulator with temperatures below zero, high concentrations of carbon monoxide and air pressure similar to that found at an altitude of 6,000 meters. In other words, they tried to grow a vegetable in conditions similar to those of the red Planet.

The Moon is a blend of multiple moonlets: study

The Moon is a blend of multiple moonlets: study

Earth's Moon is not a single rock but a blend of multiple moonlets, a new study led by planetary scientist Raluca Rufu of Israel's Weizman Institute of Science suggested.

According to the new study, the silently serene Moon was formed as a result of merger of a number small moonlets or disks of planetary debris produced by multiple objects' collision with Earth.

Researchers announce success of experimental brain cancer treatment

Researchers announce success of experimental brain cancer treatment

Immunotherapy uses the body’s immune system to beat cancer, and the same immune-based therapy has reportedly helped a patient with advanced brain cancer.

Researchers around the globe have long been using immunotherapy for beating blood cancers like lymphomas and leukemias, but it has yet to be approved for treating brain cancer.

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