Author Archives: César Tomé

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César Tomé is the editor of Mapping Ignorance.

Researchers devise method to join two single, specific atoms into new molecule
Chemists used laser tweezers to grab a sodium atom and a cesium atom to create a new molecule in a highly controlled chemical reaction.
Science News
How cancer […]

Drones and satellites to find ancient geoglyphs in Peru
More than 50 new geoglyphs have been found in the Peruvian desert by archaeologists using drones and satellites. Some of the geoglyphs appear to be Nasca lines, while others could have […]

Earth-sized metal-heavy exoplanet found
An exoplanet about the size of Earth, but metal-heavy like Mercury has been discovered about 339 light-years away. Scientists think K2-229 b’s similarities to Mercury could help explain why Mercury’s composition is so different from other […]

Genome structures in baby mice influenced by maternal attentiveness
Maternal behavior may affect the genome structures of baby mice. Researchers found more copies of retrotransposon LINE-1 in the hippocampal neurons of baby mice whose mothers were less attentive to their […]

Unique protein with antibacterial properties found in platypus milk
An oddly shaped protein found in platypus milk has antibacterial properties and could one day be used to fight antibiotic resistance. The protein is ringlet-shaped and has a fold never seen […]

Same colour variations show up in spiders on different Hawaiian islands
Hawaiian stick spiders living on a number of different islands quickly evolved the same trio of colour variations several times as they moved into new habitats. “They arrive on […]

Huge family tree gives researchers clues about human movements, relationships
An enormous family tree that involves 13 million individuals over the course of 11 generations has been constructed by researchers using public information from genealogy site Researchers are using […]

Older fossils raise questions about how dinosaurs are defined
New fossil finds are raising questions about long-held beliefs on what attributes constitute a dinosaur. As older remains are found, the number of features that determine whether a creature was a […]

2,000-year-old life-size carvings of camels found in Saudi Arabia
Life-size stone carvings of camels dating back about 2,000 years have been found in Saudi Arabia. The 12 or so carvings are stylistically different from others found on the Arabian Peninsula […]

Some mental health conditions share genetic patterns
A study of brain tissue from people with either schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, depression or alcoholism suggests there are some similar gene expression patterns among those conditions.
New Scientist
Musk’s Tesla Roadster plots […]