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Is your pet dog born in Germany?

Although the dog has accompanied humans for thousands of years, it is still controversial when and exactly where the domestication of the wolf into a dog took place. DNA analyzes of the fossils showed that wolf-like dogs lived close to humans 28,000 years ago and fed on debris from garbage. However, it is not known …

Or are we all living in a simulation?

In 2003, Oxford University philosopher Nick Bostrum suggested the possibility that we might be living in a computer simulation. Since then, the world’s leading physicists, futurists, science fiction writers, and philosophers have debated whether everyone and everything in the cosmos is part of a gigantic computer game. Let’s take a look at the views of …

First evidence of hatching dinosaurs

Information about the “cradle” of dinosaurs is still incomplete. Some fossil dinosaur eggs and embryos found by paleontologists proved that these primitive reptiles laid eggs. Even that the young hatched in communal nests and the dinosaurs brooded. But the latter was based on isotope analysis, which reflected a higher temperature in the eggs. Paleontologists working …

Are red pines trees thinking?

Do trees have the ability to think? It cannot be said that he thinks like a human. However, it is a fact that he possesses an inherited knowledge reminiscent of thought. As a matter of fact, trees have adapted very well to the ecological conditions in which they live in order to secure their future …

Bonobos adopting monkeys

Researchers observed Bonobo monkeys in the Democratic Republic of Congo being adopted from other groups. Two female monkeys, who have adopted two cubs with no kinship ties, take care of the cubs and share their meals with them. Scientists at Kyoto University and Durham University say this care is a testament to Bonobo monkeys’ strong …

Evolution of the human brain

The primary feature that distinguishes humans from other animals is their evolved brain capacity to be greater, or enhanced intelligence. No organ other than the brain is sufficient to distinguish human beings from other animal species on their own. The brain is a heavy, risky organ that requires a lot of energy, and in fact …

There was a takeaway service in the Bronze Age.

Not with motorcycles and square thermos bags, of course, but a Bronze Age takeaway brought food, such as cleaned grain, to the mine workers. The result was achieved with charred food found in a copper furnace in Lower Austria. There were artisans and miners who specialized in the Bronze Age mines, and they had their …

The oldest common ancestor of all bacteria

Where and when did the first cells develop? This question is still not fully explained. Microfossils and chemical traces in ancient rocks indicate the existence of the first single-celled life forms at least 3.5 billion years ago. A few years ago, researchers redesigned one of the enzymes that belonged to the ancestor of all life. …