Ancient fish reveal the origins of sexual intercourse

Sexual intercourse among vertebrates – that’s animals with backbones, such as humans – is a lot older than first thought. 35 million years older, to be exact. It was previously thought intercourse and internal fertilisation began in primitive fish known as placoderms that lived around … Continued

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Discover Incredible Flying Machines and the science behind them

From the makers of science and technology magazine How It Works comes Incredible Flying Machines. This digital-only edition is crammed full of amazing aircraft, awe-inspiring imagery and facts, making it a must-have for any aviation enthusiast. Inside, you’ll learn about drone aircraft and how … Continued

©Brian Regal - Reconstruction of Sthenurus stirlingi, a giant kangaroo from the Sthenurinae family
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Giant kangaroos were too heavy to hop

A new study, published in the journal Plos One, has revealed that extinct kangaroos were up to three times larger than the size they are today and walked on two feet instead of hopping around. The Sthenurine family of kangaroos, which existed … Continued

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Today is the birthday of the late but always great Andy Warhol

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100 years since the Great War

HIW ‘Military Monday’ series is a weekly recap of the history of World War One. Check out what you’ve been missing right here.

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