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Ancient Neanderthal Still Influences our Genes

Ancient Neanderthal Still Influences our Genes

Neanderthal DNA still has a profound impact on our genes, as per a new analysis conducted by researchers. Modern human race in Europe and Asia inherits nearly 2 percent of their genome to Neanderthal DNA. However, researchers now claim that Neanderthal DNA has a strong impact on how our genes work today. Neanderthals went extinct nearly 30,000 years back but possibly due to interbreeding that happened between Home sapiens and Neanderthals, modern day humans have genetic connection with Neanderthals.

Meerkat tops the list of mammals most likely to be murdered by its own kind: Study

Meerkat tops the list of mammals most likely to be murdered by its own kind: Study

In order to have a better understanding about the evolutionary origins of humanity’s violent nature, researchers have studied the violence rates among a thousand species. While looking at the data, researchers were stunned to know that meerkat topped the list of the mammals that is most likely to be murdered by its own kind.

Study’s lead researcher José María Gómez from the University of Granada said that the species might look cute and is popular for its cooperative ways, but when it comes to violence they kill each other.

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Asteroids hit Jupiter due to its strong gravitational pull

Asteroids hit Jupiter due to its strong gravitational pull

A tiny asteroid or comet collided with Jupiter on March 17, resulting into a fireball that was spotted by amateur astronomers. According to experts, such events are stunning, but common. The huge gravitational pull of the giant planet is the reason why such events are common for the planet.

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Researchers find surprising way of investigating relationship between hurricanes and climate change

Researchers find surprising way of investigating relationship between hurricanes and climate change

A latest research has found an innovative way of investigating the link between hurricanes and climate change by analyzing the history of the Caribbean Sea’s Spanish shipwrecks at the time of a planetary cooling period by the end of the 17th and 18th century.

Based on the comparisons between the Florida Keys’ tree rings and shipwrecks historical records, the research has concluded that there were quite less hurricanes, or tropical cyclones, during the time period of 1645 through 1715 when Earth experienced what is known as the ‘Maunder Minimum’.

Scientists Discover Remains of Medium-Sized Dinosaur Named Morelladon

Scientists Discover Remains of Medium-Sized Dinosaur Named Morelladon

A team of researchers has revealed that they have discovered remains of a new medium-sized dinosaur near the town of Morella in Spain's Castellon Province. The dinosaur has an unusual sail-like structure on its back, found researchers.

According to the team, Morelladon was a four-legged herbivore that measured around six meters long i.e. almost 20 feet. The team noted that a series of boney spines were protruding out from its back. These unusual bones formed a sail-like structure, which was about two feet (60 cm) tall.

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New study shows link between green space and mental and physical health

New study shows link between green space and mental and physical health

A new study has revealed that exposure to nature improves the mental development of young children.

The study found that playing in patches of grass, trees and playgrounds is important for children's physical health.

The study also found that the green spaces improve the progress of superior working memory, which is the ability to update memories with changing information by 6% and reduced inattentiveness.

Fossilized skull discovered inside Spanish cave cracks world’s oldest murder mystery

Fossilized skull discovered inside Spanish cave cracks world’s oldest murder mystery

Scientists have found evidence of the earliest known homicide in a 4,30,000-year-old human skull in Spain. The fossilized skull discovered deep inside a Spanish cave in the Atapuerca mountains belonged to a primitive member of the Neanderthal lineage.

The research was carried out at the archaeological site of the Sima de los Huesos Spanish for 'Pit of the Bones'. The site is located deep within an underground cave system and contains the skeletal remains of at least 28 individuals that lived during the Middle Pleistocene time period.

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