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Ravens Are Evolving, and Not in the Way You'd Expect

Weird & Wild<p>Instead of branching into new species, raven groups experienced something called "speciation reversal."<p>A new study shows that the common raven is anything but commonplace in its evolution.<p>Using DNA samples taken from ravens for nearly twenty years, the study provides evidence that …

Insect population decline leaves Australian scientists scratching for solutions

A global crash in insect populations has found its way to Australia, with entomologists across the country reporting lower than average numbers of …

Insects

'Paramedic' Ants Are the First to Rescue and Heal Their Wounded Comrades

Weird & Wild<p>Matabele ants nurse each other back to health after battle with a surprisingly high success rate, a new study finds.<p>Weird & Wild<p>Matabele ants, native to sub-Saharan Africa, lay siege to the termite colonies they eat by the hundreds, braving the potentially life-threatening bites of …

Ants

Sneaky Pharaoh Cuttlefish Pretend to Be a Hermit Crabs in Order to Catch Prey

Japanese researchers captured really wonderful footage of very sneaky pharaoh cuttlefish disguising themselves as a truly believable hermit crab in …

A Diet of Corn Is Transforming French Hamsters Into Raging Cannibals

No, seriously.<p>Fed little else but corn every day, even the meekest of us would go a little bonkers. But for wild European hamster mothers, …

The First Human-Pig Hybrid Embryo Has Been Created in The Lab

A big step towards lab-grown organs.<p>For the first time, researchers have successfully grown human cells inside early-stage pig embryos in the lab, …

Two animals from totally different species found having sex by scientists

Scientists may have caught two animals from completely different species having consensual sex for the first time.<p>A new paper, titled ‘Interspecies …

Meteorologist Kait Parker Shuts Down Breitbart's Climate Change Denial

With actual science.<p>Kait Parker, a meteorologist with the Weather Channel, was shocked to see her coverage in a report about how climate change isn't happening. But that's what happened recently when Breitbart embedded one of her videos in an article that claimed that Earth was actually cooling, …

Scientists Just Discovered There Are 'Bees' in The Oceans

Huh...<p>For the first time, researchers have found evidence that underwater ecosystems have pollinators that perform the same task as bees on land.<p>Just …

Nature Communications

Humans may dream of traveling to Mars, but our bodies aren’t built for it

Reports of a new space race tell of NASA’s plan to send astronauts to Mars in the 2030s and SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk’s ambition to get private explorers there first. This race, however, can’t be won with either’s current technology, regardless of their spending or commitment.<p>The barrier is …

Dakota pipeline protesters 'won't be evicted'

US authorities have said they have no plans to remove protesters near the Dakota Access Pipeline construction project. Thousands of Native American …

Remarkable theory says there's no gravity, no dark matter, and Einstein was wrong

Gravity is something all of us are familiar with from our first childhood experiences. You drop something - it falls. And the way physicists have …

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Bacteria help carnivorous plants drown their prey

Bacteria may be a meat-eating plant’s best friends thanks to their power to reduce the surface tension of water.The carnivorous pitcher plant</i> …

This Is Why Insects Rule the World

Weird Animal Question of the Week<p>Some clever adaptations have allowed beetles, ants, and more bugs to thrive worldwide—even in Antarctica.<p>When they fly right up your nose or wave at you from the sugar bowl, you might not be very thankful for insects.<p>Like it or not, though, you're surrounded—there …

Dogs have episodic memories, just like humans, research shows

Is your dog ever witness to things you wouldn't want anyone to know about? Dog owners would do well to think about this - because man's best friend …

Newfound Spider Species Masquerades as a Dried-Up Leaf

The yet-to-be-named spider can make itself look like a dangling, dried-up leaf.<p>In the animal kingdom, sometimes the best survival strategy is to …

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These scientists just discovered the first known fossilized dinosaur brain, and it is so cool

Scientists just found what they think to be the first-ever-discovered fossilized dinosaur brain.<p>Experts believe the 133-million-year-old brain …

Blood Vessels

Some Pacific Islanders Have DNA Not Linked To Any Known Human Ancestor

Researchers have now uncovered the DNA of a previously unknown group of hominids.<p>Children from the village of Hanuabada play cricket in the streets …

Papua New Guinea

Advancing Health Together

Scientists Finally Discover The Function of the Human Appendix

For generations the appendix was thought to have no purpose. But now, researchers say they have discovered the true function of this organ, and it is …

Appendix Evolved More Than 30 Times

The appendix may not be useless after all. The worm-shaped structure found near the junction of the small and large intestines evolved 32 times among …

What does the appendix do? A lot more than we thought…

If you hear someone mention their appendix, you might expect the words “had to be removed” and “useless thing anyway” to follow. But new research by …

Virus stole poison genes from black widow spider

<b>In a very unusual case of genetic theft, a virus has been caught with a gene that codes for the poison of black widow spiders.</b><p>The chunks of arachnid DNA were probably stolen by the virus to help it punch through animal cells.<p>But its target is not the animal itself - the "WO" virus only infects …

Biology

Dear Science answers your questions about evolution

By Rachel Feltman and Sarah Kaplan<p>A few weeks ago, Dear Science featured news that some of you found alarming:<p>You are an ape.<p>That column addressed some common misconceptions about how humans emerged in response to a question about evolution: "Why aren’t apes evolving into humans?"<p>There's a simple …

National Academy of Sciences

Why We Should Drink Cockroach Milk

Bear with me here.<p>Let me cut straight to the chase here: Yeah, there's a cockroach that gives birth to live young, and, yes, it produces a "milk" that scientists want humans to drink.<p>Okay, deep breaths. It turns out the Pacific beetle cockroach (<i>Diploptera punctata</i>)—a small, coffee bean-looking …