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Category: Plants & Animals

What? Seals Having Sex With Penguins Observed

For nearly a decade voyeuristic scientist have been keeping a secret about the adorable arctic creatures that we know and love. This scientific study that has been observed by rational and highly educated minds of science since 2006; is so incredibly vile, humanity would never be able to visit a zoo or aquarium ever again. Seals and

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Scientists Release Dolphin Robots Near Antarctica Seas

Scientists trying to pierce the mystery of the rapid melting of ice in the region of Antarctica have used dolphin-like robots to gather data from the depths of the south pole seas. The ‘dolphin’s allowed for them to document spots that would have otherwise been impossible to reach. It was then discovered the eddies would bring

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Evidence of Cat Domestication In Their DNA

The subject of the domestication of cats has fascinated a team of researchers who scrutinised the genomes of both domestic cats and wild felines for comparison purposes to yield an answer to their question. Cats are semi-domesticated. They are said to have come from wild cats only recently; some of the cats can even breed

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Dodo Anatomy: 3D Scans Reveal New Features Unknown Until Now

Gone for 3 centuries, but, still having withheld secrets from us: this is the new reality of the dodo. New scans of the only complete skeleton of the extinct bird have revealed portions of its anatomy that was previously undocumented. The dodo, the flightless bird, gone extinct around the year 1693, has ever since kept

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Millions of Spiders Invade A Treatment By Weaving Giant Webs

Ever wondered what it would be like if spiders joined forces in millions and decided to design their super web catering for all of them? This is what it would like:- Photo credit: Greene et al., 2010/ Entomological Society of America Spiders are scary enough when they are by themselves, alone without their other intimidating friends, such

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Having Sex Late and Being Vegetarian Increase Lifespan in Reptiles

Being vegetarian and delaying mating for later in life might be contributing to the long life of some reptiles in the subclass lepidosauria. A study has revealed a queer way as to how reptiles have an extended life span: they go vegetarian and postpone mating for later in life. The cold-blooded animals displayed intricate links

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World’s First Documented “Virgin Birth” By A Snake

A female snake from a zoo in the US has proved that females can manage to produce offspring without needing males! Its own cells (polar bodies) have acted as male sperms and ‘fertilised’ its own eggs. This resulted in the hatching of six baby snakes. Longest snake has first virgin birth The world’s longest snake

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Game of Thrones in Real Life: Australian Bees Observed In Merciless Wars

A team of researchers have come across more than 40 Game-of-Throne style wars among two bee species, the Tetragonula carbonaria and the Tetragonula hockingsi. Their recent study has documented how the bee colonies fight till death for the sake of a highly-coveted beehive. Their strategy entails merciless killing of the adversaries, and the invading bees

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World’s Largest Spider is the Size of A Puppy

Ever wondered as to what does the world’s biggest spider look like? Brace yourself for the shocking news. According to the Guinness World Records, the largest spider, known as the South American Goliath birdeater (Theraposa Blondi) weighs as much as a young puppy. Yes, it is that large a spider. Its leg span can be

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Basket Star: Monster Marine Animal Discovered in Singapore

A man discovered a scary creature while he was fishing in the sea of Singapore and he ended up recording a video of the animal to post it online in order to find out about its identity. The marine organism has zillions of arms extending from its body: a marine version of Medusa. It turned out to be a

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Dolphins Can Sense and Respond To Magnetic Fields

Dolphins, one of the friendliest and most lovable animals, have been shown to perceive magnetic fields. The researchers behind the study suggested that these marine mammals might be using magnetoreception (or magnetoception) as an aid to help them locate migration routes. Dolphins just got cooler! What is magnetoreception? A new study has shown that dolphins might

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Mice With Human Brain Gene Learn Faster Than Expected

When a bunch of mice had inserted in their system the “human language gene”, they were observed to have increased cognitive abilities. When they were made to find food in a maze-like setting, they performed better than normal mice without the added gene. The human brain has wonders of its own, the faculties of which

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