Dinosaurs that lived 200 million years ago used three toes to walk through mud like guinea fowls

Dinosaurs that lived 200 million years ago may have used three toes to walk through mud just like modern-day guinea fowls, study shows Scientists compared guinea fowl tracks to those of meat-eating theropods Similarities suggested dinosaurs also moved in a looping motion with their legs Researchers said the motion had lasted 200 million years due … Read more Dinosaurs that lived 200 million years ago used three toes to walk through mud like guinea fowls

Papua New Guinea tribesmen cover their faces in colourful dye

Stunning photographs reveal the ancient tradition that now brings competing tribes of Papua New Guinea together in a colourful festival of song and dance. Extraordinary images of the tribes show them painting their faces with a mixture made of clay and plants, the Kunai donned in a combination of yellow, black and red paint and … Read more Papua New Guinea tribesmen cover their faces in colourful dye

I was the family guinea pig for a new Covid antibody test

Antibody tests, which reveal whether you’ve had Covid-19, have been hailed as the way out of lockdown and safely getting people back to work.  With one of the first tests now finally officially approved, Mail writers undergo two versions — and find out what’s it’s like to discover you’ve had the virus confirmed . . … Read more I was the family guinea pig for a new Covid antibody test

Stroking GUINEA PIGS helps people recover from catastrophic brain injuries

People who suffer catastrophic brain injuries may recover their social skills quicker by stroking guinea pigs, research suggests. Traumatic brain injuries often affect a patient’s ability to feel empathy and express their emotions. But a study found allowing patients to stroke ‘cute animals’ – such as micro pigs, rabbits and donkeys – during rehabilitation sessions … Read more Stroking GUINEA PIGS helps people recover from catastrophic brain injuries

From reaching Papua New Guinea to attending a Papal Mass in Rome, the holiday guru offers top tips

Q I’m planning a nostalgia trip to Sydney, from where I hope to take a short cruise, in a small ship, to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea’s capital, where I used to live. Can you help? Edward Mitchell, Bournemouth. Not easy, I’m afraid. Some cruise liners feature Papua New Guinea, but they are usually long … Read more From reaching Papua New Guinea to attending a Papal Mass in Rome, the holiday guru offers top tips

Army veterans are concerned the government is using them as ‘guinea pigs’ for COVID-19 study

Some veterans of the Australian Defence Force have criticized a new study testing the effectiveness of antimalarial medication as a COVID-19 prophylaxis, which uses soldiers as test subjects. A small selection of soldiers from the ADF will be given a range of doses of the antimalarial drug chloroquine to see whether it can really stop, … Read more Army veterans are concerned the government is using them as ‘guinea pigs’ for COVID-19 study