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Archaeologists Discover 6,000 Year Old Prehistoric Temple In Ukraine!

6000 year old temple Ukraine discovered by archaeologists

Archaeologists researching a massive prehistoric settlement in Ukraine have come across the remains of a temple that is thought to be at least 6000 years old. Measuring 197 x 66 feet in size, the temple was made of wood and was a two storied structure, reports the Christian Science Monitor. According to archaeologists Nataliya Burdo… Read more »

Ancient Scottish Fish ‘First To Have Sex,’ Scientists Say

Microbrachius dicki

An international team of researchers says a primitive bony fish called Microbrachius dicki is the first-known animal to stop reproducing by spawning and instead mate by having sex. BBC News reports that the fish lived in ancient lakes about 385 million years ago in what is now Scotland. The lead author, Professor John Long, from… Read more »

Kangaroos Didn’t Always Hop, Evolutionary Biologists Suggest

Kangaroos didn't always hop, according to recent findings by a team of evolutionary biologists.

Quick! Name three things kangaroos always do. Well, that’s easy. They put their young inside pouches, they really like the Australian outback, and they hop around town like nobody’s business. Shockingly enough, the last one wasn’t always their thing. According to recent research conducted by Brown University scientists, kangaroos didn’t always hop around to get… Read more »

Researchers Discover A New Way To Make Oxygen Without Plants

making oxygen without plants

Researchers have discovered a new way to make molecular oxygen without the need of plants. The research could help scientists understand the Earth’s early atmosphere and how other planets filled with carbon dioxide may form oxygen. The French Tribune reports that researchers from the University of California in Davis have found that by exposing carbon… Read more »

Dolphins Have The Same Sixth Sense As Pigeons

Dolphins and Pigeons

In a stunning discovery made in France yesterday, dolphins were found to possess the same sixth sense as pigeons: magnetoreception. In 2012, researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine identified a key component in the pigeon’s global positioning system, and it was that component the animal’s used to “read” the Earth’s magnetic field for direction… Read more »

Scientists Watch As A Planet Forms For The First Time

new planet

Planets are formed from disks of gas and dust that orbit around young stars. Once the “seed” of the planet — composed of a small aggregate of dust — is formed, it will continue to gather material, and it will carve out a cavity or gap in the disk along its orbital path. Now scientists… Read more »

Chinese Discovery Puts Evolutionary Accuracy In Question

Evolutionary Record

A geobiologist from Virginia Tech, in collaboration with researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have found something that puts the entire evolutionary timeline in question. The research team found evidence in the fossil record that complex multicellularity appeared in living things about 600 million years ago. That’s nearly 60 million years before skeletal animals… Read more »

Human Faces Evolved To Look Unique, Reports New Study

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The concept of human uniqueness was once an exclusive problem for philosophy to solve, but as scientific knowledge continues to advance, we are learning more and more about the real explanations behind one of the most elusive problems in human evolution – why do humans look different from each other? The human face is truly… Read more »

Dinosaur Or Hoax? Mystery Fossil Discovered In Siberian River

Russian scientists claim that the unusual fossil belongs ot a type of aquatic dinosaur which lived 150 million years ago.

A group of fishermen in Siberia’s Yamal Peninsula have stumbled upon what some scientists believe may be the remains of a 150 million-year-old dinosaur, though others are claiming that the fossil is too well-preserved to be true. As The Daily Mail relates, members of the Wild North Fishing Club were traveling down the Ruta-Ru River… Read more »