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Feathers came first, then birds

New research suggests that feathers arose 100 million years before birds -- changing how we look at dinosaurs, birds, and pterosaurs, the flying | Read more...

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Antibiotics found in some of the world’s rivers exceed ‘safe’ levels, global study finds

Concentrations of antibiotics found in some of the world's rivers exceed 'safe' levels by up to 300 times, the first ever global study has d | Read more...

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Formation of the moon brought water to Earth

Earth has a large amount of water and a relatively large moon, which stabilizes Earth's axis. Both are essential for life to develop on our planet. Scientists have now been able to show that water came to Earth with the formation of | Read more...

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New research finds that bonobo mothers take action to ensure their sons will become fathers.

In many social animal species individuals share child-rearing duties, but new research from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, finds that bonobo mothers go the extra step and actually take action to ensure their sons will become fathers. This way bonobo mothers increase their sons' chance of fatherhood t | Read more...

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Marijuana improves couple intimacy, new research suggests

New studies suggest positive benefits of marijuana use by couples. Whether one or both use it, relationship intimacy ca | Read more...

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Escaped pet parrots are now naturalized in 23 US states, study finds

Research data on bird sightings finds that 56 different parrot species have been spotted in 43 states, and 25 of those species are now breeding in the wild in 23 differe | Read more...

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Owning a Dog? It May Be in Your Genes

Scientists have studied the heritability of dog ownership using information from 35,035 twin pairs from the Swedish Twin Registry. The new study suggests that genetic variation explains more than half of the variation in dog ownership, implying that the choice of getting a dog is heavily influenced by an individual's geneti | Read more...

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