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Horses and Rhinos Linked to Newly-Discovered Ancestor

Horses and Rhinos Linked to Newly-Discovered Ancestor

An international team of paleontologists discovered a new ancestor linked to horses and rhinoceros, by fleshing out fossils collected in India. After assembling the fossils and fleshing out the animal, the team concluded that it was a common ancestor of all perissodactyls, or odd-toed ungulates. Researchers found the fossils during a dig through an open-pit […]

Obama Champions the Great Barrier Reef Despite Resistance

Obama Champions the Great Barrier Reef Despite Resistance

President Obama championed the Great Barrier Reef despite resistance from the Australian government. His claims that the reef needs protection were denied by government official Julie Bishop. Climate scientists all over the world refuted Bishop’s statements in support of Obama. In early November, President Obama stepped up to the challenge of climate change and positioned […]

New Documentary Revisits the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf Coast

New Documentary Revisits the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf Coast

A new documentary revisits the BP Oil spill in the Gulf Coast. It has been four years since the rig exploded releasing an underwater geyser of crude oil. The world watched with baited breath and righteous anger until the gushing well was capped – and then largely forgot about the disaster. Gulf Coast residents are […]

Ecosystems Transform as Lakes Fill With Jellies

Ecosystems Transform as Lakes Fill With Jellies

Ecosystems are being transformed as lakes in Ontario, Canada are filling with jellies. The chemistry of the water is not changing, but the microbiological diversity in the lakes is being altered due to environmental conditions. The change of tiny organisms at the base of the food chain may wreak havoc on the entire ecosystem. A […]

Chimpanzees That are Agressive Father More Offspring

Chimpanzees That are Agressive Father More Offspring

Chimpanzees that are aggressive father more offspring, scientists announced on Thursday. A 17-year study of Tanzanian chimpanzees published in the scientific journal Current Biology concluded that males that acted aggressively towards females and sometimes attacked them physically, significantly improved their chances of producing  babies with the females they bullied. Ian Gilby, an evolutionary anthropologist from […]

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