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Four new plume moth species identified in the Bahamas

Four new plume moth species identified in the Bahamas

Science
June 7 (UPI) -- Scientists have identified four new species of plume moths in the Bahamas. Plume moths are a family of small moths with uniquely modified wings. Plume moths are named for the fringelike scales that adorn their wings. When extended, the outline of the mosquito-sized moths resembles a tiny star. There are now 23 known plume moths in the Bahamas. Several of them -- including the four described this week in the journal Insecta Mundi -- would likely still be fluttering around in anonymity if it wasn't for Deborah Matthews. Matthews, a biological scientist at the Florida Museum of Natural History, has been conducting plume moth expeditions and field studies in the Bahamas since 1987. "They were just so unique," she said in a news release. "It's the symmetry that really gets yo...
Pig brains partially revived four hours after death

Pig brains partially revived four hours after death

Technology
By Tania Snuggs, news reporter "Frankenstein" scientists in the US have managed to partially revive pig brains four hours after the animals were slaughtered."Frankenstein" scientists in the US have managed to partially revive pig brains four hours after the animals were slaughtered. The re-vitalised organs were said to be "cellularly active" - although there was no evidence that suggested awareness or consciousness.Experts say it raises some "fascinating questions" about the potential to discover new treatments for brain diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's and could lead to debate about the definition of death.Lead scientist Professor Nenad Sestan, from Yale University, said: "The intact brain of a large mammal retains a previously under-appreciated c...
March Madness: Final Four point spreads, title game betting odds

March Madness: Final Four point spreads, title game betting odds

Sports
April 5 (UPI) -- Brackets are busted, but the 2019 NCAA men's basketball tournament has three games remaining. Here are the best bets to advance and potential title favorites. The Final Four tips off with No. 1 Virginia battling No. 5 Auburn at 6:09 p.m. Saturday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. No. 2 Michigan State and No. 3 Texas Tech battle after the final horn of the first game in Minneapolis. The national championship is set for Monday at U.S Bank Stadium. Oddsmakers at BetOnline.AG list Virginia as a six point favorite to beat Auburn. Michigan State is a 2.5 point favorite over Texas Tech. Texas Tech would be a 1.5 point favorite over Auburn if both of those teams advanced to the championship. Virginia would be a 3.5 point favorite over Texas Tech in the title game. Michigan St...
March Madness: Virginia survives 80-75 win over Purdue to advance to Final Four

March Madness: Virginia survives 80-75 win over Purdue to advance to Final Four

Sports
March 30 (UPI) -- The Virginia Cavaliers were five points better in overtime, moving on to the Final Four Saturday night with an 80-75 win over the Purdue Boilermakers. The Elite Eight matchup to determine the South Region winner in Kentucky could not be decided in 40 minutes of play, and had to go an overtime period with the number one seeded Cavaliers being just a bit better to advance. Virginia advances to its first Final Four since 1984, and will face either No. 2 Kentucky or No. 5 Auburn in the Final Four next weekend in Minneapolis. Purdue star Carsen Edwards nearly got the Boilermakers to the Final Four on his own, as he scored 42 points, 16 in the first half and 26 in the second. He put Purdue up 75-74 with 42 seconds left in the second half. Mamadi Diakite was able to send the...
‘Four Palestinians dead’ in Gaza protests

‘Four Palestinians dead’ in Gaza protests

World
Israeli forces have killed four Palestinian protesters as demonstrations take place on the Gaza border, the territory's health ministry has said.Adham Amara, 17, died at a protest camp in Gaza City, while Tamer Abu el-Khair, also 17, died in hospital after being shot in the southern city of Khan Younis, authorities said.Another teenager Belal al-Najjar, 17, was also shot dead at a protest location, the ministry said.Their deaths came hours after Mohammed Saad, 21, was killed during skirmishes overnight as tens of thousands of Palestinians mark a year of weekly demonstrations on the border.A Gaza hospital worker said Mr Saad was a member of the so-called "night disturbance unit", which routinely burns tyres, flashes laser lights and detonates explosives to distract soldiers and disturb resi...