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Why millions of years ago was the mass extinction of animals?

Why millions of years ago was the mass extinction of animals?

Mass extinction affected not only normal animals but also huge dinosaurs according to the American scientists, today on our planet there are about a trillion animals. But millions of years ago on Earth lived even more diverse orga...

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2020-06-20

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What was the first parasite in history?

What was the first parasite in history?

The oldest parasites in the shell of an ancient creature From a scientific point of view, parasites are creatures that invade other organisms and use their life force for their own survival. These include fleas and lice, which liv...

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2020-06-06

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What elephants lived 300 000 years ago and why they became extinct?

What elephants lived 300 000 years ago and why they became extinct?

Elephants are the largest land animals on Earth, which reaches a height of 3 metres and a body weight of 6 tons. Throughout the history of our planet there are dozens of species of elephants, however with time left only Savannah a...

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2020-05-22

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Can dogs identify coronavirus smell?

Can dogs identify coronavirus smell?

While some scientists are developing a vaccine that engulfed the whole world coronavirus, others develop are quite different and sometimes even surprising ways to identify and treat COVID-19. One of these methods to rid from the a...

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2020-04-01

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What ate people 100 thousand years ago?

What ate people 100 thousand years ago?

About 100 thousand years ago in territory of modern Europe and Central Asia lived the Neanderthals. Some scientists consider them to be our distant (but not direct) ancestors and constantly trying to figure out how you did each da...

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2020-04-01

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Women live longer than men, but is it important in animals?

Women live longer than men, but is it important in animals?

according to statistics, women are about 6-8 years old live longer than men. It is believed that this is because throughout life men are more expose themselves to physical stress and often acquire bad habits. But who would have th...

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2020-03-31

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This small dinosaur could kill even the largest animals

This small dinosaur could kill even the largest animals

around 70 million years ago, the modern America walked the huge dinosaurs. Some of them were not very mobile and eat plants, but among them were these bloodthirsty monsters like tyrannosaurs. But did you know that the lives of ord...

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2020-03-30

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Squid can edit their own genes

Squid can edit their own genes

Squid, which many of us love to eat, can be even more extraordinary than previously thought. As it turned out, these creatures from the squad desjatinogih cephalopods have an incredible ability to genetic editing. When setting up ...

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2020-03-29

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How and why snakes have venom?

How and why snakes have venom?

Why do snakes need poison? This seemingly simple question has long been a matter of dispute specialists who study the behavior of these reptiles. Differing among themselves in composition and produced effects snake venoms are not ...

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2020-03-27

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Why are frogs such a strange shape of the skull?

Why are frogs such a strange shape of the skull?

it May seem that all frogs look the same — it's not really pleasant to look at creation with a large head, broad body and long back legs. But actually they are very different from each other structure of the head. For example, the...

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2020-03-26

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Who lives at the top of the highest active volcano in the world?

Who lives at the top of the highest active volcano in the world?

Llullaillaco the highest current a volcano on the planet. It is located on the border of Chile and Argentina and stands at a whopping 6739 meters above sea level. Its snow covered peak lies at extreme altitude, where the oxygen co...

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2020-03-25

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Looked like the ancestor of all modern animals?

Looked like the ancestor of all modern animals?

do you Know what unites the 99% of currently known living beings, including humans? They all have a feature known as bilateral symmetry — their bodies can be divided into left and right sides, which are virtually identical. In add...

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2020-03-24

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The number of worms in raw fish has increased by almost 300 times

The number of worms in raw fish has increased by almost 300 times

Parasitic worms are organisms that are able to penetrate other living beings and to live at their expense. They exist , but recently American scientists were particularly interested in the worms of Anisakis simplex, which are also...

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2020-03-24

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Proven one of the evolutionary theories of Charles Darwin

Proven one of the evolutionary theories of Charles Darwin

From the moment in 1859 Charles Darwin published “the Origin of species by means of natural selection”, was 161 year. And although his fundamental work laid the Foundation , one of the main theses of Darwin has not been proven. Th...

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2020-03-24

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Which animal has the fingers grew earlier than the rest?

Which animal has the fingers grew earlier than the rest?

everyone living on our planet have one thing in common — the presence of fingers on the hands and feet. But these parts of the body necessary for grasping objects and hold the balance, has emerged in animals gradually, in the cour...

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2020-03-24

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From whom came the modern chicken and duck?

From whom came the modern chicken and duck?

each modern animal is a distant ancestor, who lived millions of years ago. For example, amphibians are creatures like frogs came from the so-called elpistostege, who first learned to use them. But the ancestor of modern chickens a...

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2020-03-23

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This animal is able to survive the bites of ten Scorpions

This animal is able to survive the bites of ten Scorpions

Our planet is a dangerous place where you can die from almost anything. For example, in Japan you can , after eating a piece where you can quickly say goodbye to life. And in Brazil everyone is in danger of being bitten by a yello...

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2020-03-18

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Found a place that has not suffered at the hands of man

Found a place that has not suffered at the hands of man

Reading the news about how the oceans have become , you would think that mankind hurt each corner of the planet . However, recently the staff of the National geographic society found the place where the human hand has still not ar...

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2020-03-17

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Length of the smallest dinosaur was only 5 centimeters

Length of the smallest dinosaur was only 5 centimeters

Millions of years ago, our planet was inhabited by dinosaurs, including small, almost defenseless creatures. Recently, an international group of scientists that deals with the study of ancient animals, found the skull of a tiny di...

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2020-03-14

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Why the turtles eat plastic debris?

Why the turtles eat plastic debris?

due to the fact that people irresponsibly throw garbage from the Windows of cars, ships and even their homes, our planet is gradually turning into a landfill waste. In 2019, British scientists announced that the deep ocean has tur...

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2020-03-13

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