Yale University researchers led by professor Nenad Sestan announce, through the "Nature" journal, that they successfully partly revived the brains of deceased pigs, four hours after death occurred. However, there were no signals from the brains that would indicate awareness or consciousness.
Paleontologists at the University of Bristol announce, through the "Nature" journal, the discovery of the world's oldest lizard fossil, estimated to be 240 million years old. The fossil, "Megachirella wachtleri", is the most ancient known ancestor of all modern lizards and snakes.
Led overall by researchers at Aix-Marseille Université in France using NASA's "Kepler Space Telescope", "Nature Astronomy" publishes observations of what may be a new exoplanet named K2-229b, whose attributes may resemble the planet of Mercury (hot, metallic, and dense).
Researchers report in the journal Nature the discovery of three potentially habitable, Earth-like exoplanets orbiting TRAPPIST-1, an ultracool dwarf star 40 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius.
Five southern Africans, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, have their genomes analysed by scientists and published in "Nature", with Tutu excited to discover he is "related to the San people, the first people to inhabit Southern Africa".