Around four billion years ago, Earth was an inhospitable place, devoid of oxygen, bursting with volcanic eruptions, and bombarded by asteroids, with no signs of life in even the simplest forms. But somewhere amid this chaotic period, the chemistry of the Earth turned in life's favor, giving rise, however improbably, to the planet's very first organisms.
Naked mole rats are incredibly resistant to certain types of pain, have a high immunity to cancer and can survive 18 minutes without oxygen but they may also hold the key to never aging, new research suggested.
A court in Bahrain sentenced 10 anti-regime protesters to life imprisonment and revoked their citizenship as the ruling Al Khalifa regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed clampdown on political dissidents and pro-democracy campaigners in the Persian Gulf kingdom.
Residents of a southern Philippine city where Daesh supporters waged a brutal five-month battle began returning home on Tuesday, but gunfire greeted them as soldiers scoured devastated neighborhoods for remaining terrorists.