A dead whale was found ashore in the Philippines with 40 kilos of plastic waste in its stomach, activists said on Monday. A necropsy performed on the 4.7-meter long animal showed that it had swallowed grocery bags and rice sacks, thus forcing it into starvation because it was no longer able to eat, director of D' Bone Collector Museum Inc. told AFP.
Science and Technology
Identifying anniversaries to celebrate is not exactly the most pressing issue facing the scientific community these days. There’s much more important stuff. Like articulating the seriousness of climate change and searching for new knowledge that will aid in combatting it. Or coping with sexual harassment and discrimination. Or securing reliable funding from a nonfunctioning government. Not to mention figuring out what dark matter is.
Scientists on Thursday announced that they were able to create a DNA-like molecular system that represents what an alternative to DNA-based life may resemble, in a bid to help researchers for searching for alien life. The alternative DNA system was created as part of a NASA-funded research that included scientists from universities across the United States.