Gun-control initiative of the President Barack Obama is gaining thrust during the 2016 presidential campaign. Obama will officially reveal the executive actions over the initiative on Tuesday. However, the controversial topic has become a hot debate just weeks prior to the Iowa convention, which will be held on February 1, 2016.
Researchers have provided fascinating insights on parthenogenesis or virgin birth in snakes recently. Facultative parthenogenesis or asexual reproduction in any other sexually reproducing species seems to be very common in snakes and could signify a potentially vital feature of vertebrate evolution.
A genetic muscle disorder in a living adult mammal has, for the first time ever, been treated by scientists by using a CRISPR gene-editing tool. The development by the scientists is being praised worldwide and is being seen as a promising medical breakthrough that could soon lead to the formation of human therapies.
A specific type of pygmy chameleon has the ability to fling its tongue till a length that is 2.5 times more as compared to its own body’s length. The speed of the fling varies from 0-60 miles per hour in a hundredth of a second. This is 300 times more than the speed achieved by a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette.
The annual sugar intake of an average five-year-old kid has increased to as much as their own weight, according to health officials. The caution issued by the officials has urged the parents to manage their children’s eating habits. The government, which is being pushed to levy sugar tax on drinks and foods, is on the road to formulate its child obesity strategy.