Last Build Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:36:18 +0000
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:36:18 +0000
A Russian paleontologist has stumbled upon a parrot fossil in Siberia, the first proof of parrots living in Asia. In a report published by Biology Letters, Nikita Zelenkov described how he noticing the lower limb bone of a bird being placed in a container in his office and instantly saw that it was from a […]
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Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:19:36 +0000
New research certain to cause controversy among the religious faithful is claiming that men and women who believe in God tend to be worse at math and have an overall worse understanding of the world’s physical and biological phenomena, CNET and The Independent report. As part of their research, Marjaana Lindeman and Annika Svedholm-Häkkinen of the […]
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Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:07:16 +0000
Statistics show that as many as nine out of 10 people are right-handed, and while it is difficult to say exactly when this particular preference first arose in humans, a new discovery by researchers from the University of Kansas reveals that it has been around for at least 1.8 million years. Evidence to support the […]
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Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:37:08 +0000
A species of begonia living on the floor of tropical rainforests has blue leaves because of a trick of quantum mechanics that allows the plant to extract a greater amount of energy from dim light and prevents it from dying out, according to a new University of Bristol study. In fact, as Dr. Heather Whitney […]
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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:25:04 +0000
After giving a headlines-grabbing speech where described the future colonization of Mars, SpaceX founder Elon Musk recently held an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit where he expanded on both his Mars settlement vision and the Interplanetary Transit System (ITS) his company is currently developing. One of the major revelations of the AMA session was […]
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:58:32 +0000
Scientists have discovered a small thread-like millipede that has been recognized as the evolutionary cousin of the leggiest creature in the world, another millipede known as Illacme plenipes. The newly-discovered millipede was named Illacme tobini after cave biologist Ben Tobin of the National Park Service who helped to discover it. The arthropod was uncovered together […]
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:39:02 +0000
Researchers who won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for their groundbreaking discovery that the universe has been expanding at an accelerating rate may have been wrong after all, according to new research published last week in the peer-reviewed online journal Scientific Reports. Using an analysis of Type Ia supernovae, a type of exploding star […]
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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:58:02 +0000
The discovery of two sets of long-necked dinosaur fossils is shedding new light on how these massive creatures originally made their way to Australia approximately 100 million years ago, according to new research published online this week in the journal Scientific Reports. Based on the remains, which were found in Queensland, the new species were […]
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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:26:10 +0000
Stone flakes were ancient tools that have been regarded as the handiwork of early humans, but a new study indicates this may not actually be the case. Published in the journal Nature, the study reported on a small group of capuchin monkeys seen making small stone flakes. It’s not apparent the monkeys realized they were […]
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Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:38:13 +0000
A study of Ice Age cave paintings combined with testing of ancient DNA has revealed the existence of an intriguing hybrid bison that originated more than 120,000 years ago. A result of prehistoric relations between aurochs (the now extinct ancestor of modern cattle) and steppe bison, the newly uncovered bison flourished unusually well for a […]
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