Science News Archive - January 16, 2010
An avalanche survival study in Austria that involved burying 29 pigs alive under large amounts of snow has been cancelled to avoid potential public protests.
A technology that allows pig stem cells to be converted into strips of meat might one day offer a solution to world hunger and a green alternative to raising livestock, scientists say.
An Egyptian mummy - known as Pa-Ib - that was examined by researchers using new imaging technology, offered no evidence that a packet inside her entombed body contained the remains of a bird mummy, a speculation based on previous tests.
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