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North Atlantic Right Whales Close to Extinction After Year with No Births

Scientists are worried that there was no breeding during the North Atlantic right whales breeding season.<p>According to The Guardian, the whale …

Humans Were Nearly Wiped Out by This Supervolcano 74,000 Years Ago. Here's How We Survived

How to survive the apocalypse.<p>It was the closest thing to an apocalypse in 2 million years.<p>The eruption of the Mount Toba supervolcano some 74,000 …

Venus flytraps know not to eat the insects that pollinate them

The carnivorous plants mostly feast on ground critters like spiders and ants.<p>Venus Flytraps’ famous jaws snap up a medley of organisms, including ants, spiders, and of course, flies. In fact, once an organism enters the fly traps’ reach, few live to tell the tale. But now, a new study shows one …

What's the Speed of Dark Matter?

Based on physicists’ measurements, most of the mass in the universe is actually taken up by dark matter. Whatever this stuff is, we can see its …

The Y chromosome is disappearing – so what will happen to men?

Studies suggest the Y chromosome is on its way out, so what does that mean for the future of the human race?<p>The Y chromosome may be a symbol of …

Do all galaxies spin in the same direction?

From angular momentum to dark matter, it’s enough to make your head spin on a cosmic scale.<p>If all galaxies formed from the same cloud of spinning …

7 Mysteries That Hint At Forgotten Advanced Civilizations

Prehistory literally means the time “before we had written records” (roughly the time before the 4th Century BC) and ancient history is the time …

Archaeology

Here's Why 200,000 Endangered Antelopes Dropped Dead in Kazakhstan

So devastating.<p>When over 200,000 saiga antelopes dropped dead in Kazakhstan over the course of a few weeks in May 2015, scientists were baffled.<p>In …

We Were Wrong About Rats Spreading The Black Death Plague

Classic rodent blaming.<p>Plague came to Europe in the 14th century and rapidly conquered the continent. The pandemic, one of the worst in human …

Environmental Health

Divers Found The World's Largest Underwater Cave, And It's Full of Maya Secrets

The photos are spectacular.<p>After 10 months of intensive exploration, scientists in Mexico have discovered the world's largest flooded cave system – …

Archaeology

500 years later, scientists discover what probably killed the Aztecs

Within five years, 15 million people – 80% of the population – were wiped out in an epidemic named ‘cocoliztli’, meaning pestilence<p>In 1545 disaster struck Mexico’s Aztec nation when people started coming down with high fevers, headaches and bleeding from the eyes, mouth and nose. Death generally …

Anthropology

How These Deafening Shrimp Evolved Their Own Deadly Sonic Weapon

There are some shrimp species equipped with truly remarkable weaponry. The pistol shrimp’s massive claw closes with a powerful snap—louder than a …

Biology

Cure for HIV? Scientists discover clues to AIDS resistance in genome of West African monkey species

Sooty mangabey, a West African monkey species, can handle infection by SIV -- a relative of HIV -- without developing AIDS-like disease.<p>Sooty …

Scientists have been trying really hard to figure out how this spider has a rainbow on its butt

We humans like to think of ourselves as the masters of design but sometimes Mother Nature shows us that we’re really just amateurs. That’s exactly …

Fabrication