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Scientists Find Wasp that Uses Ant Skeletons to Construct Nest

Scientists Find Wasp that Uses Ant Skeletons to Construct Nest

A new wasp species uses the bodies of dead ants to protect its nest, researchers have found. The so-called Bone-house wasp, Deuteragenia ossarium, employs the chemical signals of the insect corpses to ward off predators by stuffing them into crevices on the outside of the nest. The new species of wasp, which preys on spiders, was discovered in Jiangxi Province ... Read More »

Red Kangaroos Use Tail as Powerful Fifth Leg, Study

Red Kangaroos Use Tail as Powerful Fifth Leg, Study

A new study recently discovered an interesting fact about kangaroos. The Australian marsupial uses sometimes a fifth leg. Previously, scientist thought the kangaroo’s tail worked as a way to counterbalance and act like a springboard when it hops. “We found that when a kangaroo is walking, it uses its tail just like a leg,” said Associate Professor Maxwell Donelan of ... Read More »

Researchers find ancient Tibetan altitude gene

Researchers find ancient Tibetan altitude gene

Tibetans have the unusual ability to breathe and adapt to high altitudes. Now, researchers have found that these people possess this ability thanks to a gene that they picked up when their ancient ancestors mated with a species of human they helped pushed to extinction. This is the first time a gene from another species of human has been shown ... Read More »

Bigfoot Hair Samples Reveal Creature’s Identity, New Study

DNA Tests Find No Bigfoot, Possible Yeti : New Study

Genetic analysis of hairs claimed to have come from a ‘bigfoot’ have been matched to samples of less mythical animals such as bears. Rather than dismissing cryptozoology and the claims of ‘sasquatches’ or ‘yetis’ out of hand, a team of researchers from Oxford University and the Museum of Zoology in Lausanne, Switzerland, together making up the Oxford-Lausanne Collateral Hominid Project, ... Read More »

Fish reveal long-term memory span, scientists say

Fish reveal long-term memory span, scientists sayFish reveal long-term memory span, scientists say

Contrary to the belief that fish have a memory span of 30 seconds, it turns out that the aquatic creatures are smarter than we think, and can recall context and associations even 12 days later. The scientists studied African Cichlids (Labidochromis caeruleus), a popular aquarium species. These fish demonstrate many complex behaviours, including aggression, causing the scientists to predict that ... Read More »

NASA : No Canadian to visit space station before 2017

NASA : No Canadian to visit space station before 2017

Canada hasn’t put a man into space in over a year, and likely won’t do so until 2019. In the meantime, the country’s space agency has elected to serve as a “hub” for the private sector’s space goals instead. The Canadian Press recently spoke to Bob Behnken, the chief of NASA’s astronaut office in Houston, about why Canada won’t be ... Read More »

Chilean Devil Rays Dive Deeper Than You Think, Study

Chilean Devil Rays Dive Deeper Than You Think, Study

New research shows that Chilean devil rays will dive at depths of more than 6,000 feet to look for food, according to a recent study. Before this finding, researchers believed that Chilean devil rays didn’t dive below 3,280 feet. New satellite tracking data has shown that the rays are one of the deepest-diving marine animals, capable of diving straight down ... Read More »

Researchers Discover Ancient Baby Boom

Researchers Discover Ancient Baby Boom

A massive baby boom in North America 1,500 years ago should serve as a warning to modern man about the dangers of overpopulation, researchers have said. Researchers have discovered there was a massive growth in population among Native Americans between 500 and 1300 AD. Read More »