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Why Are There 7 Days In a Week?

Why does everyone use a 7 day week, and where did it come from? Where do the names of the days come from? And who can we blame for Mondays? Here’s the true story of one of the oldest human … Continue reading

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Why cats are crazy for catnip

By Sofia MoutinhoJan. 20, 2021 , 2:00 PM Minty chemical in catniplike plant activates their opioid systems—and acts as a mosquito repellent   Cat owners flood the internet with videos of their kitties euphorically rolling and flipping out over catnip-filled … Continue reading

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Electric eels work together to zap prey

The electric predators work in groups to herd and “zap” their prey in unison, scientists shocked to discover.   More than 200 years after the electric eel inspired the design of the first battery, it has been discovered that they … Continue reading

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Australian lungfish has largest genome of any animal sequenced so far | New Scientist

By Donna Lu The Australian lungfish’s genome is around 14 times larger than the human one, and its DNA confirms it is closely related to land-based animals with a backbone The Australian lungfish has the largest genome of any animal … Continue reading

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Oldest Cave Art Found in Sulawesi

A team of Griffith University archaeologists has shared in the discovery of what may be the world’s oldest known cave painting, dating back to at least 45,500 years ago. Uncovered in South Sulawesi during field research conducted with Indonesia’s leading … Continue reading

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Did our early ancestors boil their food in hot springs?

HUMAN ANCESTORS Scientists have found evidence of hot springs near sites where ancient hominids settled, long before the control of fire. The proximity of the hot springs indicates to the researchers that early humans could have used them for cooking. … Continue reading

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 Sheanderthal | Aeon

Not all Neanderthals were ‘cavemen’: half were women. What can archaeologists tell us about how they lived? The first Neanderthal face to emerge from time’s sarcophagus was a woman’s. As the social and liberal revolutions of 1848 began convulsing Europe, … Continue reading

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Here’s How Humans Have Evolved In the Last 100 Years

Hello and welcome! My name is Anton and in this video, we will talk about some of the recent discoveries in regards to our own evolution in the last 250 years. Paper: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/1… Support this channel on Patreon to help … Continue reading

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A Question Hidden in the Platypus Genome: Are We the Weird Ones?

Researchers have produced the most comprehensive platypus genome yet, as well as that of another monotreme, an echidna. Is the platypus the paragon of mammals? Researchers have produced the most comprehensive genomes yet of the platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) and echidna … Continue reading

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Megaprojects: Terraforming The Sahara | Answers With Joe

A team of researchers have figured out how to turn the Sahara desert into lush, green farmland. It could save the world… But it is insane. By the way, if you want to learn more and support the Africa Great … Continue reading

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