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Everything Worth Knowing About … Ancient DNA

Everything Worth Knowing About … Ancient DNA

In 1984, geneticists recovered 229 bottom pairs of genetic formula from a quagga, a subspecies of zebra archaic given a late 1800s. The feat valid DNA could tarry in passed things and spurred a new margin of science: paleogenetics. Today, technological advances concede scientists to review billions of letters from a genomes of ancient humans […]

The First Australians Arrived 65,000 Years Ago

The First Australians Arrived 65,000 Years Ago

Newly detected archaeological justification suggests a initial Australians arrived during slightest 65,000 years ago, that hurdles a increasingly unsure required timeline for tellurian expansion and migration. New archaeological justification supports an suspicion before suggested by genetic studies: The initial humans arrived in Australia during slightest 65,000 years ago. This progressing attainment date means humans were […]

What to Read This Summer

What to Read This Summer

Caesar’s Last Breath: Decoding a Secrets of a Air Around Us By Sam Kean With wily wit and boyish wonder, Kean’s vignettes about pivotal events in a bargain of atmosphere embody countless interesting detours, such as a work of “William McGonagall, substantially a misfortune producer who ever lived,” and Le Pétomane, a emptiness artist.

Dog Domestication: Is A New Study Barking Up The Wrong Tree?

Dog Domestication: Is A New Study Barking Up The Wrong Tree?

I like to trust she’s thinking “What?! Dog domestication competence go behind 40,000 years to a singular event?” — per a new Nature Communications examine — yet we know she’s usually wondering how prolonged she has to lay still looking Mordorable before she gets another square of cheese. (Credit William Zuback/Discover) Dogs are a initial friends […]

Shape-shifters Once Ruled a Planet

Shape-shifters Once Ruled a Planet

An artist’s sense of rangeomorphs. (Credit: Jennifer Hoyal Cuthill) Before sharks and whales ruled a seas as a biggest bad boys (and girls) of a sea, there were rangeomorphs, a weird plant-looking-animal-type … thing. They roamed a seas of Earth around 540 million years ago, interesting nutrients flapping in a water. Rangeomorphs were a biggest […]

Chronotypes: Evolution Explains Night Owls and Early Birds

Chronotypes: Evolution Explains Night Owls and Early Birds

Two Hadza hunters returning from a hunt. A new investigate of chronotypes, or nap and activity patterns, among a Tanzanian hunter-gatherers sheds light on a evolutionary advantages of staggered snoozing. (Credit Wikimedia Commons/Andreas Lederer) In a jungle, a strong jungle, a lion sleeps tonight… familiar song, even if it misrepresents Panthera leo. Lions, like many […]

How Ancient Peruvians Partied on Eclipse Day

How Ancient Peruvians Partied on Eclipse Day

A sum solar obscure over Australia in 2012. (Credit: NASA) Solar-eclipse feverishness is about to feverishness adult as millions of Americans applaud a astronomical philharmonic function Aug. 21. Businesses and universities along a murky bandwidth from Lincoln Beach, Ore., to Charleston, S.C., are organizing days-long events. There will be festivals with live music, art displays […]

Tomato Plants Can Turn Caterpillars Into Cannibals

Tomato Plants Can Turn Caterpillars Into Cannibals

A spurge hawk-moth caterpillar. (Credit: Chekaramit/Shutterstock) It’s a spin of predestine that wouldn’t feel out of place in a fear movie: A crew of caterpillars, young and hungry, deplane on a defenseless tomato plant to feast, though as they start to eat something goes terribly wrong. The leaves no longer satisfy, and they spin on any other in […]

Everything Worth Knowing About … Marijuana

Everything Worth Knowing About … Marijuana

Humans have used marijuana, or Cannabis sativa, for thousands of years, for eremite purposes, medicinal remedies or simply removing high. These days, 1 in 8 Americans feast or fume marijuana, and a drug faces renewed inspection as some-more states combat with legalization. While a legislative battles fury on, scientists continue to investigate a effects this […]

Citizen Scientists Diving to Study The Mystery of Manta Rays

Citizen Scientists Diving to Study The Mystery of Manta Rays

This post is partial of a Divers’ series. We inspire readers to continue a review by adding their possess comments, doubt or concerns on a Facebook page. You’ll find links to other posts during a finish of this story.  Two years ago we rang in a New Year by scuba diving with hulk manta rays off […]

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