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Scientists warn sex robots could be so good humans stop mating

Scientists warn sex robots could be so good humans stop mating

Scientist Oliver Bendel has warned an audience at the Second International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots (sadly that is a thing), that it’s because they’ll never tire. If issues of robot ethics aren’t addressed before these sentient Fleshlights hit the market, they could either screw us to the point of physical exhaustion, or be so much better at ... Read More »

HIP68468: The sun’s evil twin discovered by scientists

HIP68468: The sun's evil twin discovered by Astronomers

Astronomers studied the star, known as HIP68468, as part of a project to discover planets that orbit solar twins. An international team of researchers has discovered a planetary system with a host star similar to Earth’s sun, which could tell the history and connections between stars and their planets. The star, named HIP68468, is a twin star to the sun ... Read More »

Elusive ‘Ghost Shark’ Filmed Alive In Ocean For First Time (Video)

Elusive 'Ghost Shark' Filmed Alive In Ocean For First Time (Video)

A pointy-nosed blue chimaera, also known as a “ghost shark,” is believed to have been filmed alive for the first time. Scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute repeatedly captured footage of numerous species while on dives up to 6,700 feet (2,042 meters) below the sea off the coast of southern California, central California and the Hawaiian islands, in ... Read More »

Cavemen Picked Their Teeth and had a Raw Food Diet, finds new research

Cavemen Picked Their Teeth and had a Raw Food Diet, finds new research

New study conducted by researchers at the University of York and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona reveals for the first time that Europe’s earliest humans did not use fire for cooking, but had a balanced diet of meat and plants – all eaten raw. Studying dental plaque from a 1.2 million year old hominin (early human species), recovered by the ... Read More »

Oldest Water Found On Earth in Ontario Base Metal Mine

U of T researchers discover worlds oldest water

Researchers probing the deepest reaches of the Earth to find clues about the origins of life have found something unique: the world’s oldest water. The University of Toronto researchers found the primordial water at a depth of 2.4km in Kidd Creek Mine, which is located in Timmins, Ontario. University of Toronto’s Professor Barbara Sherwood Lollar told the BBC it wasn’t ... Read More »

Videos of the last supermoon of 2016

Videos of the last supermoon of 2016

Did you see the full moon Tuesday night? For those who don’t know, it wasn’t just a full moon, but a supermoon. Supermoons happens when the moon passes closest to Earth in its elliptical orbit, making it appear much larger than usual. The supermoon certainly didn’t disappoint with many social media users sharing their photos of the ‘beautiful’ phenomenon on ... Read More »

Captive whale study doesn’t increase wild conservation; Vancouver Humane Society report

Captive whale study doesn't increase wild conservation, Vancouver Humane Society report

A new report from a group seeking to end the practice of keeping whales in captivity challenges claims by the Vancouver Aquarium and others that research on captive whales helps whales in the wild. The report “A Crumbling Case for Cetacean Captivity?” looked at original, peer reviewed papers from the Vancouver Aquarium and Marineland in Niagara Falls and counted how ... Read More »

For the first time we can see how tardigrades mate (Video)

For the first time we can see how tardigrades mate (Video)

We finally have footage of tardigrade mating, and it’s even weirder than expected. Scientists have captured the creatures mating for the first time, providing insights into the weird ways tardigrades reproduce. The video shows that tardigrades perform a form of foreplay, described as ‘mutual stimulation’, before semen ejaculation and egg deposition, which can last an hour. Read More »