How cats conquered the ancient world – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The tabby is prized for its beauty The domestic cat is descended from wild cats that were tamed twice – in the Near East and then Egypt, according to the largest study of its kind. Farmers in the Near East were probably the first people to successfully tame wild […]

China to launch four more probes before 2021 – Space Daily

China will launch a further four space probes before 2021 as part of the efforts to develop space science, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence Friday. The China-Italy Electromagnetic Monitoring Experiment Satellite will be launched this August to study phenomena related to earthquakes from space. […]

Dutch fishermen caught a rare two-headed sea creature. What happened next would horrify scientists. – Washington Post

An ultrarare specimen of conjoined twin harbor porpoises, caught in the North Sea in May. (Courtesy of Erwin Kompanje) In the cold waters of the North Sea, trawlers catch all manner of unintended things. Garbage, often. Porpoises, sometimes, for the shores of the Netherlands are teeming with hundreds of thousands of them. But on May 30, several nautical […]

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