Robotic ammonites recreate ancient animals’ m

image: Schematics of four different designs of robotic ammonites, used to explore the effects of shell shape on swimming ability. view sea Credit: David Peterman/University of Utah In a university swimming pool, scientists and their underwater cameras watch carefully as a coiled shell is released from a pair of metal tongs. The shell begins to … Read more

Well-Preserved, 30,000-Year-Old Baby Woolly Mammoth Emerges From Yukon Permafrost | History

The trunk, ears and tail of this baby woolly mammoth, named Nun cho gaare almost perfectly preserved. Government of Yukon On a drizzly June morning, Travis Mudry, a miner working in the Klondike goldfields of Canada’s Yukon territory, cut into a wall of permafrost, or permanently frozen earth. To reach the gold deposits hidden in … Read more

The results reiterate that there is no single optimum shell shape for marine animals — ScienceDaily

In a university swimming pool, scientists and their underwater cameras watch carefully as a coiled shell is released from a pair of metal tongs. The shell begins to move under its own power, giving the researchers a glimpse into what the oceans might have looked like millions of years ago when they were full of … Read more

Robotic ammonites recreate ancient animals’ movements

In a university swimming pool, scientists and their underwater cameras watch carefully as a coiled shell is released from a pair of metal tongs. The shell begins to move under its own power, giving the researchers a glimpse into what the oceans might have looked like millions of years ago when they were full of … Read more

This Giant Kangaroo From 50,000 Years Ago Isn’t Even Related to Australian Ones

Long ago, almost up until the end of the last ice age, a peculiar giant kangaroo roamed the mountainous rainforests of New Guinea. Now, research published by myself and colleagues suggests this kangaroo was not closely related to modern Australian kangaroos. Rather, it represents a previously unknown type of primitive kangaroo unique to New Guinea. … Read more

Watch how animals cross rivers in western Oregon

For animals living in the woods of western Oregon, a log across a stream can act like Main Street. Videos captured by a pair of ecologists at Oregon State University (OSU), published earlier this month in the journal Biodiversity and Conservationshow dozens of species using logs from a stream-restoration project to eat, preen, and walk. … Read more

New DNA Technology Is Shaking Up The Branches of The Evolutionary Tree

If you look different to your close relatives, you may have felt separate from your family. As a child, during particularly stormy fall outs you might have even hoped it was a sign that you were adopted. As our new research shows, appearances can be deceptive when it comes to family. New DNA technology is … Read more

CBD marketing for dogs way ahead of the science, experts say

1/5 Veterinarian and educator Joseph Wakshlag has found success using CBD for a variety of health conditions in canines. Photo courtesy of Joseph Wakshlag NEW YORK, June 24 (UPI) – Dog owners give their furry companions CBD-based products to treat everything from anxiety to arthritis, but just like with humans, benefits of the compound for … Read more

Cold-Blooded Animals May Hold the Key to Long Life. A Huge Study Just Tried to Find It

A new published and incredibly thorough study of ectothermic tetrapods – reptiles and amphibians – gives experts a fresh insight into the reasons why cold-blooded animals tend to have such long lifespans in relation to their size. It’s the most comprehensive study of longevity and aging ever published: 114 different scientists looking at 107 different … Read more