Category Archive: Animals

Man catches freaky 200-year-old fish, promptly kills it

A 40-pound shortraker fish, after minding its business for the past two centuries, was recently caught 10 miles off the coast of Alaska by a Seattle fisherman. But just looking at this thing… Continue reading

New Forensic Ivory-Dating Technique

Cold War Radioactivity Can Date Illegal Elephant Ivory New technique may allow countries to track illegal sales. Fallout from long-ago Cold War explosions is now a forensic tool in the very modern war… Continue reading

New Killer Whale Species? Giants May Have Escaped Notice for Years

Rare Breed of Killer Whale May Be New Species. Genetic research done on 50-year-old skeleton of “type D” killer whale. A group of killer whales once thought to be genetic anomalies may in fact… Continue reading

Oldest Genome Sequenced from 700,000 year Old Horse

DNA shines a light back into the past, showing us things that fossils can’t. But how far back can that light extend? Some of the oldest DNA sequences come from mastodonand polar bear fossils about 50,000… Continue reading

500 Million Year Old Weird Creature Fossil Discovered

A team of scientists and palaeontologist’s have unearthed a half a billion old weird fossil in Morocco. The new fossil is a cigar-shaped creature that lived about 520 million years ago. The new… Continue reading