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15 Recent Science Discoveries You Wont Believe

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15 amazing recent discoveries in the world of science and here they are from bionic contact lenses to reanimating dinosaur dna!

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7. New Human Species
Biologists all over the world were intrigued upon hearing the 2015 discovery of a new species of human, Homo Naledi, allowing for an ever clearer picture of our ancient ancestry. The findings were unveiled deep in an underground cave in South Africa and is considered one of the greatest collection of human remains ever unearthed. So far, it is known that this species of human grew to an average height of 5 feet and had a brain no larger than an orange. The way the bones in the South African cave were arranged suggests that these human ancestors ritualistically buried their dead, giving scientists a glimpse into our cultural past.

6. Bionic Lens
While still in the testing stage, the founder of Ocumetics Technology Corp may have stumbled upon a revolutionary technology that could augment the way humans perceive the world. A new bionic contact lens will give wearers an ability to see the world with stronger than 20/20 vision. Some subjects, who have already tried the lens themselves, claim that they not only see better than ever before but have identified a unique spectrum of colors unfamiliar to the unaided eye. Is this perhaps the first step in the direction of a new era of superhumans?

5. Harder Than Diamond
Scientists may have recently discovered a substance harder than diamond, Q-carbon. What gives diamonds their excellent hardness are the chemical bonds that hold them together. The carbon in diamonds is held together by incredibly tight chemical bonds at the microscopic level, giving diamonds their prominent hardness. By the manipulation of carbon atoms, scientists were able to augment their chemical bonds, producing a material that is potentially 60 times harder than diamond. While this substance is still being experimented on, it is a potential prospect for the future of cheap, efficient technologies.

4. First Mammals
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have discovered an ancient species of mammals that survived the notorious extinction of the dinosaurs over 65 million years ago. The reason this find is so significant is that it gives us a glimpse at how mammals began to rule the world previously dominated by their cold-blooded counterparts. The mammal is thought to have been a plant-eater closely resembling a modern beaver. Once the dinosaurs were eliminated these beaver-like creatures began to flourish, given that they were no longer victims of dinosaur predators. Because these little guys were able to withstand the destruction that wrecked havoc on the dinosaurs, an array of mammals, including our ancestors, were finally able to leave their mark on the world.

3. Whale Gene Mapping
Gene mapping is starting to look less like a theoretical nicety and more like an applied science with this new aquatic discovery. Scientists have finally discovered why Bowhead Whales are able to live to 200 years old by remapping their entire genome. By comparing the genome of Bowhead Whales with the genome of other mammals with a less impressive lifespan, scientists were able to point out marked differences. Bowhead longevity is due to its genes’ effectiveness in repairing gene deterioration, which is the cause of cancer and other ailments known to cut human life short. By further studying this animal’s genes, scientists may finally be able to restore our own faulty genetic system, substantially lengthening our lives.

2. Second Earth
NASA has recently confirmed their discovery of a possible second Earth. Kepler-452b orbits its sun in what scientists call the “Goldilocks Zone,” which is the habitable region in space, not too far or close to the sun, necessary for the possibility of life to flourish. The new planet appears to have a rocky surface as well as liquid water, which is another key ingredient for life to subsist. Although not much is known about if there is life beyond Earth, it makes sense to take notice of planets similar to our own.

1. Animal Re-animation
Scientists have always been intrigued by the prospect of re-animating creatures that have been extinct for many years. While bringing a dinosaur back to life would be kind of cool, bringing a Wooly Mammoth back to life would be just as cool, and that is just what scientists are trying to do. Because Wooly Mammoths and Saber-Toothed Tigers have only been extinct for tens of thousands of years, unlike the millions of years dinosaurs have been extinct, intact DNA samples are much easier to find. Scientists believe it is possible to recreate these extinct beasts by cloning them with DNA and tissue samples, which have been found, over the years, preserved in ice.

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29 Comments

  1. Funk Monk

    October 25, 2017 at 6:33 am

    The combination of his voice and this music is truly heinous <3

  2. eddie lee watson

    October 26, 2017 at 12:38 am

    you know that there are no such thing as PLANETS . I stop watching after that dumb azz claim. YOU SUCK

  3. X ho

    October 26, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    RR245

  4. Daeg

    October 27, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Dude, chill with the radio dj voice. It's really off putting.

  5. Theo Meester

    October 28, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    At the new species you lost me

  6. Charizard Planet

    October 28, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    3:42 water on Msrs. Not a typo.

  7. Legend of Red

    October 28, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Why would we want to prolong our lives over population is gonna kill us if nukes dont

  8. A A

    October 29, 2017 at 12:18 am

    Every planet and moon in this solar system has water In some form, liquid,solid,or gas,this has been known for eons,water means life.Go back in time, and make sure this time, the library of Alexandria is not destroyed,then maybe you will learn something.

  9. Sabonn Jones

    October 29, 2017 at 5:44 am

    Nice boy-girl prancerizing commercial…

  10. Jibbyjab 123

    November 1, 2017 at 1:38 am

    it says "the carbons in the diamond" it should be the carbon atom, and the crystal lattice structure of the diamond. carbons are like charcoal pencils. wow.

  11. Jibbyjab 123

    November 1, 2017 at 1:42 am

    also they mention the intact DNA samples of woolly mammoths, its a more complete sample not a intact one, there will still be sequence gaps. DNA degradation is only slowed by cold and what preserved mammoths.

  12. Wolf

    November 1, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    BUY ONE AND GET THE SECOND ONE FREE!

  13. Adhyan Ravel

    November 1, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    wow

  14. Vansh Varma

    November 2, 2017 at 10:35 am

    You spelled Mars wrong in 3:42!!!!

  15. Crystal Glenn

    November 2, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    on number 8 they spelled mars wrong #3:35

  16. daniel dehlin

    November 2, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    The problem with this video is where the hell is the sources from this video no articals linked no information pages linked

    I can also do a video where i tells that mars have ice robots on it but that dont make it true plz link your source

  17. Stacy Hartman

    November 2, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    They spelled mars rong they spelled msms

  18. Speed Killer

    November 3, 2017 at 2:18 am

    i guess the You Wont Believe was meant literally…

  19. Puppy Girl MSP

    November 3, 2017 at 3:33 am

    ok woolly mammoths ok sabertooth tigers no please nobody wants to get eaten by a sabertooth tiger ;-;

  20. flippy dude

    November 3, 2017 at 6:44 am

    anyone else notice the mistake with water on mars it says water on msrs

  21. pen mightygun

    November 3, 2017 at 7:16 am

    dinos are killed but beavers survive = bullshit

  22. Rolando Medina

    November 3, 2017 at 10:54 am

    nanomachines!

  23. John Ghost

    November 3, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    It's only goodbye to flash drives if we can write and rewrite to this new optical storage medium. That may be on the way, but until then flash drives are still king.

  24. Mad Geordie

    November 3, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Am I the only one who finds the narrators voice exceedingly annoying?

  25. Espurration

    November 4, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    His voice and enthusiasm made me leave the video

  26. Cody Voyer

    November 6, 2017 at 6:27 am

    Why are you yelling at me?

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  28. Quiet Life

    November 8, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    What is up loopmaster? I was like I got that bassline…

  29. LaCasaDivertente/LCD Freeplayer

    November 9, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    3:49 water on msrs
    Wtf what is msrs

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