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People Have Believed a Lie About Rabbit Domestication for Decades

Scientists don’t know when bunnies became docile—and they're not even sure if that's an answerable question.<p>It is often said, in both popular articles and scientific papers, that rabbits were first domesticated by French monks in 600 AD.<p>Back then, Pope Gregory the Great had allegedly decreed that …

Rabbits

Desperate scientists created a Match.com profile for a frog who may be the last of his species

There’s a chance a frog who lives in a tank in a Bolivian museum is the last of his species. But he reportedly hasn’t given up hope, if one can ascribe hope to a frog. The male Sehuencas water frog continues to make mating calls from within his confinement at Bolivia’s Cochabamba Natural History …

It’s the Circle of Life: Snakes Sow Plants By Pooping Mice

Despite not having limbs, rattlesnakes boast a very green thumb.<p>New research suggests that snakes might play a key role in dispersing plant …

"Walking Fish" Discovery Scraps Evolutionary Theory of Human Locomotion

Forget what you learned in high school biology.<p>Walking is a lot more complicated than putting one foot in front of the other. For that to happen, …

An aquarium accident may have given this crayfish the DNA to take over the world

It sounds like a bad monster movie plot: A 10-legged mutant creature that reproduces asexually, escapes from confinement in Germany, and quietly …

Mysterious ‘dinosaur’ shark caught, called a ‘living fossil’ by researchers

When the dinosaur-killing asteroid struck the Earth many millions of years ago it spelled doom for countless species, while allowing many others …

Full-body, genetically modified skin transplant saves life of boy with rare disease

After losing 80 percent of his skin to a devastating genetic disease, a seven-year-old boy underwent an experimental treatment replacing his …

Scientists Just Found a Vital Missing Link in The Origins of Life on Earth

Meet diamidophosphate.<p>Carbon might be the backbone of organic chemistry, but life on Earth wouldn't be what it is today if it weren't for another …

People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Are Exhausted at a Cellular Level, Study Shows

Yet more evidence for this disease.<p>If you're one of the millions of people worldwide who deals with the symptoms of CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome, …

Introduction to the Human Genome Project

The set of nucleic acid sequences or genes that form the DNA of an organism is its <b>genome</b>. Essentially, a genome is a molecular blueprint for …

Genetics

Hoard of venomous sea creatures covers Australian shore and it’s a terrifying sight

Running into a single Portuguese Man O’ War can be an extremely frightening experience. With a bubbly top that keeps them afloat and jellyfish-like …

Stephen Hawking Fears A.I. May Replace Humans, and He’s Not Alone

The 75-year-old physicist is worried about the future.<p>Stephen Hawking is worried that artificial intelligence could copy itself and replace humans as …

Neanderthals Were Screwed From the Very Start, Say Scientists

They were never going to outlast humans.<p>The only living evidence of Neanderthals today is in the genomes of human beings. Scientists approximate that …

Gigantic dinosaur-eating plane-size reptile discovered in Mongolia

A monstrous, meat-eating flying reptile that had a wingspan of a small airplane, could walk on all fours and stalked its prey on land has been found in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia.<p>Fortunately for us humans, who would have made for a delightful midday snack, this pterosaur is dead. Long dead. …