A Tsetse Fly Births One Enormous Milk-Fed Baby | Deep Look

We mammals like to think we’re pretty special, right? We don’t lay eggs. We feed our babies milk. Well, this very pregnant fly is about to prove us wrong. Yep, this tsetse fly is in labor. And that emerging bundle of joy is her larva. While other insects can lay hundreds of eggs, she grows […]

How do blood transfusions work? – Bill Schutt

In 1881, doctor William Halsted rushed to help his sister Minnie, who was hemorrhaging after childbirth. He quickly inserted a needle into his arm, withdrew his own blood, and transferred it to her. After a few uncertain minutes, she began to recover. Halsted didn’t know how lucky they’d gotten. His transfusion only worked because he […]

What’s So Special About Human Beings? | Unveiled

What’s So Special About Human Beings? Humans are indisputably at the top of the Earth’s food chain. We are the most intelligent species on the planet, and have used this intelligence to migrate to every corner of the globe, overcome hostile environments, and build some of the most amazing things in the planet’s history. But […]

This Quasar Discovery Could Hold the Key to How Galaxies Die

Supermassive black holes with up to 10 billion times the mass of our sun are thought to be at the center of most large galaxies. As their powerful gravity sucks in material, they can create a ring of superheated matter brighter than the galaxy itself called a quasar, and astronomers long thought that this was […]

The story behind Japanese Bitterling fish that determined pregnancy – Series 2 Episode 4

Welcome to another Stories From The Stores We’re joined today by curator Sarah Bond and she’s told me that both these objects were used to detect pregnancy in the last hundred years. Sarah, how is this true? Both of them are used to detect a hormone in pregnant woman’s urine called HCG. Scientists first discovered […]

Scientists Just Witnessed the Birth of Two Stars in Stunning Detail

Ladies and gentleman, a star is born! Or rather, two stars. This transfixing image features two circumstellar disks in which baby stars are growing, taking in material from their surrounding disk. This is the first time ever that we’ve witnessed the complex birth of binary stars in such vivid detail. Stars are one of the […]

Scientists Grew a Lamb in a Bag… Wait What?

I know. This looks pretty freaky, but what you’re looking at is actually a monumental step forward for medicine. Researchers have now created an artificial womb that can successfully keep an extremely premature fetus alive and developing normally. A lamb fetus, that is. The latest development in artificial placenta-based life support technology is an update […]

Q&A with the Archbishop – Why can’t the Church support IVF as a valid fertility option?

i’m Archbishop Mark Coleridge and you are watching Q and A question-and-answer for The Catholic Leader One of the really sad things is to meet people who want to have children often desperately want to have children but who for one reason or another can’t conceive or haven’t been able to conceive so far. It […]