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Scientists have found the first fossilized heart in a prehistoric animal

But in our case, it was the search for a fossilised heart. And now we've found one.<p>A new discovery, announced today in the journal eLife, shows the perfectly preserved 3D fossilised heart in a 113-119 million-year-old fish from Brazil called <i>Rhacolepis</i>.<p>This is the first definite fossilised heart …

Paleontology

Animal photos of the year 2015: Part 2 - Telegraph

Cute Animals

10 amazing archaeological discoveries of 2015

2015 has been a year of compelling discoveries. From sunken ships to megalithic stones, colorful mosaics, intact tombs, 2015 gave us a rich view into …

Natural selection is not the only process that drives evolution

Why have some of our genes evolved rapidly? It is widely believed that Darwinian natural selection is responsible, but research led by a group at …

Biology

University of California

In its year-end issue, the journal Science chose the CRISPR genome-editing technology invented at UC Berkeley 2015’s Breakthrough of the Year.<p>A runner-up in 2012 and 2013, the technology now revolutionizing genetic research and gene therapy “broke away from the pack, revealing its true power in a …

Genetics

Bacteria that resist 'last antibiotic' found in UK

<b>Bacteria that resist the most common antibiotic of last resort - colistin - have been discovered in the UK.</b><p>Officials say the threat to human health is low, but is under ongoing review.<p>Scientists warned the world was on the cusp of a post-antibiotic era when such resistance was discovered in China …

Public Health England

Intelligence genes discovered by scientists

Imperial College London has found that two networks of genes determine whether people are intelligent or not so bright.<p>Genes which make people intelligent have been discovered and scientists believe they could be manipulated to boost brain power.<p>Researchers have believed for some time that …

Genetics

The Map Of Literary Genres Every Book Nerd Needs

Cross the mighty Sea of Publishers to get to Romance.<p>"I was always interested in maps and infographics," Martin Vargic told The Huffington Post, "and the elegant, multilayered way they can portray large amounts of information about the world we live in."<p>Vargic is a 17-year-old artist from Slovakia …

Sandstorms, Explosions, Potatoes, Oh My: 'Martian' Takes Its Science Seriously

Some pretty horrible things befall astronaut Mark Watney in the new movie <i>The Martian</i>: sandstorms, explosions, extreme isolation, even frustrations growing potatoes. It's a series of unfortunate events that's at once highly scientific and very entertaining.<p><i>The Martian</i> is the brainchild of author …

Twentieth Century-Fox

He Set A Trap In His Living Room, And What He Captures Will Give You Nightmares For Weeks.

We may live in the modern age where science and technology seemingly have all the answers, but there’s still plenty of stuff out there that defies …

Paranormal

17 Out-of-Place Artifacts Said to Suggest High-Tech Prehistoric Civilizations Existed

According to the conventional view of history, humans have only walked the Earth in our present form for some 200,000 years. Advanced civilizations …

Archaeology

The likeliest reasons why we haven’t contacted aliens are deeply unsettling

Even on the clearest, darkest night far from city lights, you can see only about 1% of the Milky Way galaxy's 100 billion to 400 billion stars.<p>Here's …

Paranormal

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10 Cozy Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.<p>It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.

Pumpkins

'Tree of life' for 2.3 million species released

Large, open-access resource aims to be 'Wikipedia' for evolutionary history<p>DURHAM, N.C. -- A first draft of the "tree of life" for the roughly 2.3 …

Stephen Colbert: Second Republican debate was a lot like junior high

On Thursday night’s episode of <i>The Late Show</i>, Stephen Colbert focused on the junior high-like qualities of the previous night’s Republican debates — …

Jeb Bush

The Rantin’ Raven: An Old Witch Responds to the Young Ones

Now, this is not going to be one of those “When I was your age I had to walk 10 miles through a blizzard every day to go to school” lectures. But I …

Spirituality