A team of researchers from Copenhagen University have located a single mutation that causes the mysterious phenomenon of blue eyes. And all blue eyed people are genetically related to a person who lived in the Black Sea region sometime between 6 – 10,000 years ago. The research was published in the Journal of Human Genetics. A mutation in a gene called OCA2 came into being nearly 8,000 year
Pantanal, BrazilA jaguar ambushes a stunned caiman – by exploding from a river like a crocodile. The 20-stone cat then sinks its teeth into the 8-foot reptile before dragging it back across the water and into the jungle. The unbelievable kill sequence was captured by photographer Justin Black, 39, in the Pantanal Wetlands of Brazil.
Panjo the Bengal Tiger was adopted by the Fernandez family when he was just a Bengal tiger cub. Without a mother to look after Panjo the Bengal tiger cub, the family's Jack Russell dogs took over parenting duties - now Panjo the Bengal Tiger and Dog are best friends! Watch the video to see the adopted Bengal tiger and dog playing happily together as best friends.
Some 375 million years ago, Tiktaalik emerged onto land. Today, explains paleontologist Neil Shubin, we're all walking around in modified fish bodies. Tiktaalik roseae, a transitional fossil showing the link between fish...and us. Courtesy of Tangled Bank Studios, LLC. We all know the Darwin fish, the car-bumper send-up of the Christian "ichthys" symbol, or Jesus fish. Unlike the Christian s
A 500-POUND lion and a cute miniature sausage dog have completely turned the idea of "fighting like cats and dogs" on its head. Bonedigger, a five-year old male lion, and Milo, a seven-year old Dacshund dog, are so close that Milo nonchalantly licks the massive lion's teeth to clean them. The two have been inseparable over the past five years at G.W Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Oklah
Ridiculously cute! Super-cute baby pandas drinking milk - the best way to shake off Monday morning blues. Mondays are never easy: being startled awake by your alarm clock after a weekend of lie-ins; battling public transport or sitting in endless traffic jams; wading through those emails you couldn’t be bothered to deal with on Friday afternoon - and insult is only added to injur
Using the most powerful particle collider in the world, a research group at CERN has forged a particle made of four quarks, the European organization announced yesterday. Most particles of matter in the universe today consist of two or three quarks. Over the past decade, however, particle-accelerator projects all over the world have gathered some evidence that a few different kinds of
This “celestial diamond ring” is really the planetary nebula Abell 33. A cosmic diamond ring sparkles 2,500 light-years from Earth. A powerful telescope in Chile has captured an image of a planetary nebula and a bright star that together look eerily similar to a diamond ring in deep space. The European Southern Observatory released the photo of the planetary nebula Abell 33 and t
However, most associations of eruptions have to do with the volcanic kind, hot, fiery magma oozing down the sides of charcoal-colored volcanic rock – I’m sure you’re somewhat familiar with the phenomenon. But what about an eruption of flowers? Yes, flowers, as in vibrant and colorful petals raining down upon the earth. It sounds absurd, impossible even, but the inhabitants