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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."

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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Humans will never get older than 115: study

Humans will never get older than 115: study

Humans have been living to surprisingly great ages over the past many decades but a new study has suggested that we have reached the upper limit of human longevity.

On August 4, 1997, Jeanne Calment died in a nursing home in France at age of 122 years, setting a world record for human longevity. Researchers believe that humans will likely not see the likes of her again.

A team of researchers at the Einstein College of Medicine in New York has concluded that the maximum lifespan for humans is probably 115 years.

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Liberals and conservatives see impacts of climate change very differently: survey

Liberals and conservatives see impacts of climate change very differently: survey

Republicans and Democrats have a double sided view of the impacts of climate change
A fresh report from the Pew Research Center has revealed that liberals and conservatives are worlds apart when it comes to the science of climate change, its causes, impacts of climate change and what can be done to tackle it.

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Water plumes on Europa may provide another way to sample its subsurface

Water plumes on Europa may provide another way to sample its subsurface

Possibility of the presence of water vapor plumes on Jupiter’s moon Europa is getting strengthened with newer evidences. Lately, NASA has unveiled that the Hubble Space Telescope data has found what seems to be water plumes ejecting from Europa’s surface.

There is a possibility that NASA may use the James Webb Space Telescope scheduled to be launched in 2018 to ascertain the plume activity on one of the 67 known moons of Jupiter. The revelation provides hint towards the presence of geysers of water on Europa.

Chemistry in surface material on Mars has a hand in makeup of Mars’ atmosphere

Chemistry in surface material on Mars has a hand in makeup of Mars’ atmosphere

New details from NASA’s Curiosity rover have unveiled that Mars crust played a role in the composition of the planet’s atmosphere. Researchers came to know about the contribution after the rover’s Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) studied the gases xenon and krypton present in Mars’ atmosphere.

Drepanosaurus fossil defies convention on how reptiles evolved and flourished

Drepanosaurus fossil defies convention on how reptiles evolved and flourished

Newly discovered fossils of a 200-million-year-old reptile are changing the common perceptions on how reptiles evolved and flourished. The Current Biology-published paper has unveiled that Drepanosaurus, which was found in a New Mexico quarry, was the size of a cat and lived in the trees.

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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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Reykjavik Council switches off city lights to provide clear view of Northern Lights to residents

Reykjavik Council switches off city lights to provide clear view of Northern Lights to residents

On Wednesday night, Reykjavik council switched off the lights in the city centre and many other districts from 22:00 local time. Main aim behind the move was to lessen the light pollution so that the capital's residents are able to enjoy the Aurora Borealis, one of the most impressive views of the sky.

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New Highly FlexibleHyperelastic Bone could be Effective Bone Graft

New Highly FlexibleHyperelastic Bone could be Effective Bone Graft

A group of US scientists has invented a new artificial bone which could be manipulatedfor custom-made implants. The new 3-D printed material works like a real boneand helps accelerate recovery. In future, it could be an inexpensive and effective technique to replace current approaches for bone implants.

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