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Fish Fossil Offers More Information on Evolution of Animal Jaws: Research

Fish Fossil Offers More Information on Evolution of Animal Jaws: Research

After analyzing 423 million year old fish fossils, researchers from Sweden and China have offered interesting information about evolution of animal jaws. The research team analyzed fish fossils found in China's Yunnan province belonging to Qilinyu rostrata fish species. The study results have been published in journal Science.

New Dinosaur Species Discovered in Australia after Fossilized Bones Found in Queensland

New Dinosaur Species Discovered in Australia after Fossilized Bones Found in Queensland

Scientists have hinted about finding a new species of dinosaurs after they analyzed fossilized bones found by Queensland resident David Ellioitt. The massive bones have led scientists to suggest new family tree for sauropods which could have thrived in Australia during the past. Mr. Ellioitt now heads Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum in Australia. The analysis suggests that dinosaur could be 40-50 feet long.

Humans killing hundreds of snow leopards every year: report

Humans killing hundreds of snow leopards every year: report

Hundreds of snow leopards are being killed by humans every year, often in retaliation for their attacks on livestock, a new report by wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC revealed.

Snow leopards, which are also called mountain ghosts, are elusive felines that have been categorized as endangered animals. These endangered felines roam the high mountains of central Asia.

Ancient Cave Art points towards Mysterious Ice Age Bison Species

Ancient Cave Art points towards Mysterious Ice Age Bison Species

Scientists have claimed about a mysterious species hybrid bison after carefully analyzing ancient DNA and ice age cave paintings. The unknown species of hybrid bison has been named as ‘Higgs Bison’ by the research team. The research team claims that the bison originated 120,000 years back as per the research paper published in journal Nature Communications. Researchers have been working on this project for 15 years and have finally found samples of DNA which point towards existence of hybrid bison species in the past.

Human biology could benefit from lab dish baby mice research

Human biology could benefit from lab dish baby mice research

RESEARCHERS HOPE LAB DISH BABIES COULD BE REPLICATED IN HUMAN BIOLOGY
A team of Japanese scientists claimed to have produced baby mice from eggs grown entirely in a lab dish using a sample of mouse skin cells.

Prof. Katsuhiko Hayashi and his colleagues took skin cells from a mouse’s tail and reprogrammed them back into immature ones. Then, they successfully turned these cells into eggs. However, not all of those eggs were healthy.

Silkworms produce stronger Fibers that conduct electricity after adding Graphene in feed: Research

Silkworms produce stronger Fibers that conduct electricity after adding Graphene in feed: Research

Silkworms were fed with carbon nanotubes and graphene by researchers in China and to their surprise, silkworms produced threads which were stronger and could conduct electricity. The research team is confident that the technique can help in producing durable and conductive threads which could be used for a variety of applications. Graphene has been termed as a wonderful material which could change the way we use electronics and many other materials due to its amazing strength and conductivity.

Evolutionary history of dogs seem to include Bear dogs

Evolutionary history of dogs seem to include Bear dogs

Evolutionary history of dogs seem to include Bear dogs
Fragmentary fossilized carnivore remains that sat largely unnoticed in a drawer at Chicago's Field Museum after being unearthed in southwestern Texas nearly three decades ago belonged to a strange group of extinct species known as "bear dogs."

Great Apes can read mind in certain situations: Research

Great Apes can read mind in certain situations: Research

Great Apes can read minds in certain situations as per a research conducted by Duke University research team. The research team claims that chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans can tell when something is just in your head. The research paper has been published in October 7 issue of journal Science.

Chimps, bonobos & orangutans can read minds: study

Chimps, bonobos & orangutans can read minds: study

Humans are not the only intelligent creatures in this world that can 'read minds' as a new study has revealed that at least three species of great apes also have this key cognitive skill.

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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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