Chinese scientists suggest that they have solved the mystery of the origins of the deadly SARS virus, and believe a new outbreak of the deadly virus could happen again. Research Article Link
The eggs were discovered in the Gobi Desert in northwestern China. Pterosaurs are believed to be the first animals with backbones to master flight, and had a wingspan of around 11 feet.
Researches found this preference by creating a honey bee obstetrical course where they could decide on which way to fly. Some bees were found do not have a preference in what direction they are flying at all. Research Article Link
If you go back in time there was a moment where a species branched off from other animals. A new study helps to confirm that sponges are the first to do so, however some evidence contests that comb jellies are the first. Research Article Link
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This was found by a graduate student sequencing rates throughout Manhattan. They found they had unique rat neighborhoods and the neighborhoods lined up well with human ones. Research Article Link
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Researchers found that orangutans (Pongo Pygmaeus) were using the plant (Dracaena Cantleyi) for its anti-inflammatory benefits. This is the first time a ape has been document externally applying an anti-inflammatory agent.
Finding a new species is already a rare thing to happen, but what makes this find even more interesting is this butterfly has a set of 46 chromosomes, while its closest relative has 68 chromosomes.
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Scallops can have up to 200 eyes, and it was known they use each of them like a tiny telescope. However for the first time scientists have been able to see exactly how they work via computer simulations. Research Article Link
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