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Can a rabbit produce a hybrid with a cat? Impossible! Right? The videos in this article might make you wonder. Full article >>
Are humans hybrid?
Phys.org - Generally speaking, interspecies hybrids—like mules, ligers (lion-tiger hybrids), or zedonks (zebra-donkey hybrids)—are less fertile than the parents that produced them. However, as ...
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Labrador Duck: Not extinct after all?
An alleged case of extinction that may actually be a case of mis-identification. Full article >>
New digital camera: A bug's-eye view
A new digital camera has a lens that's based on the structure of an arthropod eye. Full article >>
Biofuel production: New advance
Biofuel processing will be more efficient with a newly discovered enzyme-free ionic liquid pre-treatment. Full article >>
Saber-toothed tiger trap: Spanish cave rich in carnivores
Scientists are scratching their heads over why thousands of carnivores died trapped in a cave near Madrid. Full article >>
Oetzi the Iceman: Bad Teeth
A recent study shows Oetzi, the 5,400-year-old ice-preserved Tyrolean mummy, had oral diseases that are still widespread today. Full article >>
Eocypselus rowei: News from an old bird
Eocypselus rowei, a 50-million-year-old bird, has been described from a well-preserved fossil that still shows feathers. Full article >>
Site of miRNA repression: Discovered by UC Riverside-led team
Scientists have discovered that the site of miRNA repression of target gene expression is the endoplasmic reticulum. Full article >>
Coelacanth: Genome of living fossil revealed
IMCB researchers have sequenced the genome of the coelacanth, a fish that hasn't changed in 300 million years. Full article >>
Liaoconodon hui: New transitional mammal found in China
Liaoconodon hui, a newly described fossil mammal, has middle ear anatomy intermediate between that of reptiles and mammals. Full article >>
Herpetocetus: Dwarf whale survived well into Ice Age
Herpetocetus, a baleen whale that was thought to have gone extinct 3,000,000 years ago, actually survived into the Pleistocene. Full article >>
Belief in global warming: Changing with the weather
A new study says Americans' willingness to believe in long-term global warming depends on short-term weather events that manage to make the news. Full article >>
Salmon homing behavior: Powered by magnetism
A new study says salmon homing behavior relies, at least in part, on an ability to detect magnetic fields. Full article >>
King Richard III found at last: Identity verified by DNA
The remains of the last Plantagenet king of England, Richard III, have been found under a parking lot in Leicester. Full article >>
Parasitoid wasps: Breeding at the expense of spiders
A new study reports that two wasps, Calymmochilus dispar and Gelis apterus, are parasitoids on ant-eating spiders. Full article >>
Cultural evolution: Changing birdsong
Thanks to cultural evolution, male Savannah Sparrows are changing their tune. Full article >>
Old but funny:
Reefer Madness - Not!
Study says pot won't drive you nuts. Full article >>
Though many people wouldn't expect it, Darwin could be a funny guy. Some examples of Charles Darwin's not always kind sense of humor. Full article >>
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