Four-Legged Whale With Hooves Fossil Discovered

A 140-foot whale fossil has been discovered off the coast of Peru, only it’s unlike any other. This particular gigantic mammal would have been able to transition between land and sea with ease, thanks to its tail and four legs. Its webbed feet would have helped move underwater, but the bend in the limbs suggests that the creature could move just as well on land. …

Flowers Are Eavesdropping

According to a new study, plants can “hear” when a bee passes and they subsequently create more sweet nectar to attract them. A recent study by scientists at three Tel Aviv University schools has found that a plant picks up sounds (signaled by the vibration of its petals) and responds (signaled by the excretion of additional nectar). With proof that the flowers responded to all of …

We Are Evolving Away From The Y Chromosome

Aside from the “master switch gene,” SRY, the Y chromosome (only found in men) contains very few other genes. And it’s the only chromosome not necessary for life. Right now, it’s in a state of degeneration, shriveling up for males. This degeneration has occurred because the Y chromosome is only ever present in one copy, passed from fathers to son, meaning there’s no chance to …