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Early humans stored bone marrow like tins of soup 400,000 years ago

Prehistoric humans stored bone marrow in their caves like tins of soup for up to nine weeks before eating it, a new study has found.  Previously, scientists thought Paleolithic people lived a hand-to-mouth existence but this research shows they were sophisticated enough to preserve meat using bones like we use modern-day cans.  …

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‘Like a lighthouse beam’: Supermassive black hole at centre of Milky Way exploded as humans’ ancestors walked on Earth, scientists find

The supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way triggered a “cataclysmic” explosion recently enough to occur as our earliest ancestors walked the Earth, scientists believe.  While astronomers have suspected such an event took place for years, new research dates the blast to just 3.5 million years ago – …

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Fish can feel pain in similar way to humans, study concludes

Fish feel pain in a way that is similar to how humans experience it, according to a leading scientist in aquatic animal biology. A study led by Dr Lynne Sneddon, an expert in animal biology, showed that fish can exhibit symptoms such as hyper-ventilating and long-term behavioural changes after a painful …

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Jackdaws can identify ‘dangerous’ humans, scientists say

Jackdaws can identify “dangerous” humans from listening to each other’s warning calls, scientists say.  The highly social birds will also remember that person if they come near their nests again, according to researchers from the University of Exeter.  In the study, a person unknown to the wild jackdaws approached their nest. At …

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Humans have altered dogs’ brains, research finds

Dogs are a weird bunch. They range in size from bearish behemoths to pipsqueaks like Milly, a Chihuahua holds the Guinness record for World’s Shortest Dog at less than four inches.  Some breeds are fast runners. Others are jumpers, swimmers or diggers. Bloodhounds specialise in sniffing, while greyhounds hunt primarily …

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