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Is it a dog or is it a wolf? 18,000-year-old frozen puppy leaves scientists baffled

by Amy Woodyatt, CNN

The 18,000-year-old body of a near perfectly preserved puppy has left scientists puzzled.

Russian scientists discovered the body of the canine near Yakutsk, in eastern Siberia. Preserved by permafrost, the specimen’s nose, fur and teeth are remarkably intact.

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Computers made of genetic material?

by ScienceDaily

Researchers conduct electricity using DNA-based nano-wires

Tinier than the AIDS virus — that is currently the circumference of the smallest transistors. The industry has shrunk the central elements of their computer chips to fourteen nano-meters in the last sixty years. Conventional methods, however, are hitting physical boundaries. Researchers around the world are looking for alternatives. One method could be the self-organization of complex components from molecules and atoms. Continue reading Computers made of genetic material?