Stone Age skeleton missing foot may show oldest amputation

Dr Tim Maloney and Andika Priyatno work at the site in a cave in East Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia, March 2, 2020. The remains, which have been dated to 31,000 years old, mark the oldest evidence for amputation yet discovered. And the prehistoric “surgery” could show that humans were making medical advances much earlier than previously … Read more

How Weak Will Astronauts Feel When They First set Foot on Mars After Months in Space?

In the coming decade, in 2033, NASA and China intend to send astronauts to Mars for the first time in history. This presents numerous challenges, ranging from logistical and technical issues to ensuring that astronauts can deal with waste and have enough food and water for the months-long transit to and from Mars. But of … Read more

What is foot and mouth disease?

Credit: Shutterstock Foot and mouth disease—usually referred to by its acronym FMD—is the most feared livestock disease in the world. It can cripple the livestock sector, cause massive animal suffering, destroy farmer businesses, create food in security and has massive trade impacts for Australia. It’s little wonder Australian farmers, rural communities, consumers and governments have … Read more