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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 »

Celtic ‘Cross’ Discovered On Mars

The cross appears to be surrounded by a circle, though the shape is minute.

UFO hunters have made a strange discovery in an image sent back by NASA’s Opportunity rover, revealing what appears to be a cross, surrounded by a circle, embedded in the otherworldly rock of Mars. As The Huffington Post notes, the Opportunity rover has been traversing the surface of Mars for the last decade. The odd,… 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 »

Watch These Bees Cook A Hornet Alive

Ball of bees cooking a hornet alive

What happens when a predator gets so deadly that the prey has to think outside the box to fight back? Sometimes, evolution can work in strange ways, finding the most unexpected methods to defend a species from extinction. Bees, for example, have discovered a way to use their collective body temperature to roast their worst… Read more »

Rising Sea Temperatures Causing Fish To Disappear In Tropics

US Navy and Australia Great Barrier Reef Bombs

Startling research out of the University of British Colombia shows that many regions around the equator could lose many of their most important commercial fish species by 2050, if left unchecked. Daily Digest News reports that researchers used data from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to study how fish may react to waters… Read more »