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Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea? The First Animal on Earth

Sea sponges have planetary seniority. Respect your elders.<p>Sea sponges may not look like much, but if seniority on our planet means anything, they deserve your unwavering respect. According to new research published today in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>, these ancient marine …

You're Sad Because Your Ancestors Fucked Cavemen

A new study suggests that modern-day descendants of trysts between Neanderthal and humans have an increased risk for depression, tobacco abuse, and UTIs.<p>Over 100,000 years ago—and as recently as 47,000 years ago—Neanderthals and the ancestors of modern humans outside of Africa had a love affair for …

Humanity

New Alpine Sports Car Has Already Been Styled As A Convertible

Even though the Alpine Vision Concept isn’t the road-going sports car we were all hoping for, it does give us a good idea of how the production-spec …

Sports Cars

Basia Dżaman’s carbon fibre 3D printer of the future

Dżaman uses her device to create a traditional Polish handcraft art called “snutki.”<p>Dżaman uses her device to create a traditional Polish handcraft …

Why do our cell's power plants have their own DNA?

It’s one of the big mysteries of cell biology. Why do mitochondria—the oval-shaped structures that power our cells—have their own DNA, and why have …

Biology

Hybrids, Plug-Ins and Electric Cars: Which Batteries Are Best?

We couldn't have had this conversation about 10-12 years ago, mainly because back then you could count mass-produced hybrids and electric cars the …

24 Hours of Le Mans 2016 - LM GTE Pro update

We now know that there will be 60 cars on the grid for this year's Le Mans 24 Hours. However, some teams have only given the name of their number one …

Dubuc Tomahawk Electric Supercar Set for 2017

Another small-batch EV startup is staking a claim on the future of driving<p>The year 2016 is starting to feel a bit like 1916, given the number of new, niche car companies that are popping up. Tesla did it, so why can’t everyone? Companies like Arcimoto, Elio, Jannarelly, and Faraday Future are all …

Nissan GT-R R35 Unveiled at Auto Expo 2016

The Nissan GT-R R35 has been showcased at the Auto Expo. The GT-R R35 is the successor of the iconic Skyline GT-R. It features ground breaking …

Axent Wear Cat Ear Headphones

This item is eligible for 33% OFF Discount Subscribe Subscribe to our exclusive deals and discounts newsletter<p>Editor's Rating<p>4.8?<p>Discovered on …

Crowd Funding

How to Tell If Someone Is Lying, According to Science

Wouldn’t it be nice to know how to tell if someone is lying?<p>We’re going to see what the research has to say on detecting lies, avoiding deception and …

Psychology

Rotten luck: archaeologists hail 'unique' Mesolithic fermented fish find

9,000-year-old fish bones discovered in southern Sweden provides earliest evidence of fermentation for food preservation anywhere in the world<p>The Scandinavian diet is famously hard going for anyone who doesn’t like pickled fish – and a unique archaeological discovery has proved that it was exactly …

Trauma prompts brain to focus on survival, not 'peripheral details'

Where were you, on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when you learned that a passenger jet had slammed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center? …

Cars Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

Why Tesla is nothing like Ferrari and never will be

And General Motors doesn't entirely count, because the company was reentering the public markets after its 2009 bankruptcy.<p>So Tesla, FCA, and Ferrari are the only automakers to have IPO'd in US markets since Ford in 1956.<p>In other words, car-company IPOs are about as rare as black swans, four-leaf …

I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (24 October 2015)

<b>Top picks</b><p>Me at the Atlantic<p>A Scientist’s Shocking Discovery About Electric Eels<br>• There’s a Mystery Machine That Sculpts the Human Genome<br>• A Genetic Study Writes a New Origin Story for Dogs<br>• Making Indigenous Peoples Equal Partners in Gene Research<p>A incredibly written coming-of-age story about dinosaurs, …

Human fist evolved to punch, new study says

Were human hands built for punching? A new study of cadaver arms suggests this may be the case.<p>By using the arms to hit a dumbbell three different ways, scientists determined that a clenched fist makes it much safer to serve someone a knuckle sandwich.<p>The findings, published this week in the …

Baby Dinosaurs Found in “The Dragon’s Tomb”

The big dinosaurs get all the love. I’m not even talking about the endless “my sauropod is bigger than yours” contest, or the constant effort to one-up <i>Tyrannosaurus rex</i>. I mean that for any given species, we’re obsessed with the biggest individual. That’s always held up as a fossil exemplar, and, …