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First Sex Happened Between Square-Dancing Fish
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, discovery, concept, interesting, research, science, sex, fish )

Giana
- 9 hours ago - news.discovery.com
The origin of mating via sexual intercourse has been pushed back nearly 100 million years to 430 million years ago when, according to a new study, an ancient type of fish engaged in copulation that resembled square dancing.
Dogs Prefer Petting Over Praise
Science & Tech  (tags: dogs, petting, verbal praise, Canine Science )

BarbCat
- 1 day ago - blog.theanimalrescuesite.com
According to a new study by the Canine Science Collaboratory at Arizona State University and published in the journal Behavioural Processes, dogs would rather be petted than receive vocal praise.
Consumers Will Soon Have Devices In Their Hands To Detect GMO and Toxic Foods
Science & Tech  (tags: design, GeneticEngineering, GMOs, environment, health, humans, NewTechnology, safety, science, tech, technology, toxins, world )

Kathy
- 1 day ago - realfarmacy.com
Every human being in every developed nation on Earth, whether living in a rural or isolated area, in the middle of a large city, or near an industrialized area, now contains at least 700 contaminants in their body including pesticides, pthalates, benzenes
This Amazing Battery Can Charge Your Electric Car in 5 Minutes
Science & Tech  (tags: New auto battery )

Michael
- 1 day ago - theautofuture.com
The average car battery's life is around the 5 year mark, this revolutionary battery's approximate life-length is 20 years, meaning replacement costs are cut, as well as environmental waste.
Here's What 9,000 Years of Breeding Has Done to Corn, Peaches, and Other Crops
Science & Tech  (tags: Agriculture, Farming, Breeding, Artificial Selection, Selecting Traits, Human Directed Evolution, Food Crops, Corn, Watermelon, Peaches, Infographic )

Brian
- 1 day ago - vox.com
"Fruits and vegetables have changed a lot since the onset of agriculture 10,000 years ago, as generation after generation of farmers artificially bred crops to select for more desirable traits like size and taste."
Small Black Hole Has Huge Appetite That Defies Theory
Science & Tech  (tags: science, nasa, research, astronomy, black hole, discovery, space )

Michael
- 8 days ago - iflscience.com
Astronomers have recently discovered that P13, a small black hole about 12 million light years away on the outskirts of galaxy NGC7793, eats very quickly.
Earth's Magnetic Pole Could Reverse Within A Single Human Lifetime
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, study, space, Earth, magnetic field, north pole, south pole, technology )

Michael
- 5 days ago - iflscience.com
Over the course of millions of years, the Earth's magnetic field can reverse, so that compasses point south rather than north. There has been plenty of speculation that we're heading for another such event quite soon.
Chariot Fittings Unearthed at Iron-Age Hillfort
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 5 days ago - pasthorizonspr.com
A team of Leicester University archaeologists has unearthed a hoard of rare bronze fittings from a 2nd or 3rd century BC chariot. The remains were found during ongoing excavation of the Burrough Hill Iron Age hillfort, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
Eatured Object: Medieval Chess Pieces
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 5 days ago - blog.english-heritage.org.uk
These items were found at Rievaulx Abbey in the 1920s and are over 800 years old - but what are they, and what were they used for? Susan Harrison, Collections Curator at Helmsley Archaeological Store explains.
Sea Floors Host Surprise Methane-Munching Microbes
Science & Tech  (tags: ocean floor, methane, microbes )

Stephen
- 5 days ago - nature.com
Methane seeps, where the gas rises from the sea floor, are surrounded by carbonate rock, which is not just passive sediment but home to a rich methane-eating flora.
 
 
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