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Were dinosaurs already headed for extinction before the asteroid hit?

Were dinosaurs already headed for extinction before the asteroid hit? When the asteroid hit, it may have simply accelerated an already oncoming apocalypse for the dinosaurs.The question of whether dinosaurs truly “ruled the earth” right up until the asteroid impact some 65 million years ago is an old one, and controversial.

Looking for true intelligence, study shows that slime molds can learn

Looking for true intelligence, study shows that slime molds can learn The implication is usually the same: Slime molds have intelligence.This week, researchers from France’s Toulouse University published the newest piece of evidence in pursuit of a slime mold’s true IQ, approaching the question with a clever experimental design.

Can DNA become the future of digital storage? Microsoft is betting on it

Can DNA become the future of digital storage? Microsoft is betting on it A more interesting challenge comes when we pit machines against evolution in an area she has been optimizing for a long time — like data storage and retrieval.But a parallel process takes place in nature every second of the day: DNA storage and replication.

The most mind-bending instances of evolution

But evolution, for all of its seeming simplicity, has left us with some bizarre artifacts.These are the craziest evolutionary adaptations that we could think of, but we’re absolutely positive there are others out there.

Ancient supernovae may have accelerated evolution on Earth

Ancient supernovae may have accelerated evolution on Earth Now, new evidence shows that those previously discovered supernovae would have had a profound effect on Earth, and potentially on the development of the life it held.The expectation was that such distant explosions wouldn’t have a significant effect on the surface, but modelling revealed a significant uptick in surface radiation exposure.

The last woolly mammoths in North America didn’t starve — they died of thirst

The last woolly mammoths in North America didn’t starve — they died of thirst New research on the last-surviving mammoth population in North America has shown that this particular group probably didn’t die as the result of human hunting or a loss of food.One possible explanation for the Saint Paul mammoths’ eventual extinction would be the glacial melt that created the island in the first place.

Researchers claim new evidence unmasks the culprit in the infamous ‘Piltdown Man’ hoax

Researchers claim new evidence unmasks the culprit in the infamous ‘Piltdown Man’ hoax For those who don’t know, the Piltdown Man controversy essentially went like this.His discovery, named Piltdown Man, would be heralded as one of the most important finds in the entire study of human evolution.

Plug-in Blog Review: PES 2017 delivers unrivaled levels of realism, gameplay and control

Plug-in Blog Review: PES 2017 delivers unrivaled levels of realism, gameplay and control Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 is Konami’s latest installment of the beloved soccer franchise.This year marks the franchise’s twentieth anniversary, and PES 2017 has dramatically stepped up its game.

Drug-resistant bacteria tricked into dropping their shields become vulnerable once again

Drug-resistant bacteria tricked into dropping their shields become vulnerable once again In search of another way to manage the endless slog against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, scientists just figured out how to bait bacteria into developing an Achilles’ heel.Not all drug resistance works the same: It depends on the type of antibiotic the bacteria have evolved to resist.

NASCAR Heat Evolution - Xbox One Review | Chalgyr's Game Room

NASCAR Heat Evolution - Xbox One Review | Chalgyr's Game Room After a long stint of boring audio I often found myself listening to the life-given growl of a 2016 Camaro just to regain some of my lost composure.Sad as I am to say, NASCAR Heat Evolution is one to stay away from unless you are the most die-hardiest of NASCAR fans and are quite apologetic for its dismal online play, bizarre progression system (level up by unlocking tracks, and vice versa), and stale audio.

Baby dinosaur tail found preserved in amber, complete with feathers

Baby dinosaur tail found preserved in amber, complete with feathers We started with “dinosaurs were like big scaly lizards,” progressed to “dinosaurs probably had feathers,” and now we’re arrived at “here are some actual dinosaur feathers.” A piece of amber discovered at a market in Myanmar has been confirmed to contain a baby dinosaur tail, which is covered with dense feathers.