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Before horses, ass hybrids were bred for warfare

The 4,500-year-old iconography and texts from Mesopotamia show that the elite used equids for travel and warfare; however, the nature of these animals remained mysterious. In Science Advances (January 14, 2022), a team from the Institut Jacques Monod.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekJan 14th, 2022

Meet 2022’s World Rally cars: Much more power, much more sustainable

500 hp hybrids and synthetic fuel are new for this year. Enlarge / Sébastien Loeb (FRA) and Isabelle Galmiche (FRA) of team M-Sport Ford World Rally Team are seen performing during the World Rally Championship Monte Carlo in Monte Car.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News22 hr. 44 min. ago

Peanut researchers create disease-resistant hybrids

Georgia farmers produce half the peanuts grown in the U.S. each year, using proven production practices to fight disease in the field. In fact, modern peanut varieties carry little genetic defenses against some of the more devastating diseases, so pe.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

The Kunga Is the Oldest Known Hybrid Bred By Humans

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ScienceNews: Meet the kunga, the earliest known hybrid animal bred by people. The ancient equine from Syro-Mesopotamia existed around 4,500 years ago and was a cross between a donkey and a hemippe, a type of A.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 15th, 2022

Before horses, ass hybrids were bred for warfare

The 4,500-year-old iconography and texts from Mesopotamia show that the elite used equids for travel and warfare; however, the nature of these animals remained mysterious. In Science Advances (January 14, 2022), a team from the Institut Jacques Monod.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsJan 14th, 2022

Researchers sequence the quinoa genome, and introduce crop hybrids to developing nations

As soils across the world become less fertile and more desert-like due to climate change, it's getting harder for farmers, especially those in developing nations, to grow basic life-preserving crops such as corn, wheat and rice......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 12th, 2022

Best laptop sales in Australia: cheap laptops to buy in January 2022

Snag a great bargain on laptops, ultrabooks and 2-in-1 hybrids......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 7th, 2022

Feral horses show evidence of societal structure

Reporting in Scientific Reports, an international research team of researchers from Kyoto University and University of Strasbourg has used drones to investigate the "multilevel societal structure" of the feral horses in Serra D'Arga, Portugal......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 27th, 2021

Team succeeds in culturing the pygmy zebra octopus

For generations, scientists have relied on a handful of organisms to study the fundamentals of biology. The usual suspects—fruit flies, zebrafish, and mice, among others—all have short lifespans, small body size, can be bred through multiple gene.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2021

Stellantis going full throttle on electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids at CES 2022

Stellantis' CES 2022 booth will be chock-full of EVs and plug-in hybrids from Jeep, Fiat, and Citroën......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsDec 21st, 2021

More EVs, hybrids likely to follow revised EPA fuel economy standards

EPA's new rules apply to vehicles starting with 2023 model year. Enlarge (credit: Luke Sharrett via Getty Images) The Environmental Protection Agency today announced more stringent fuel economy standards that will require pass.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsDec 20th, 2021

Best laptop sales in Australia: cheap laptops to buy in December 2021

Snag a great bargain on laptops, ultrabooks and 2-in-1 hybrids......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsDec 17th, 2021

CrossfireX’s campaign is a throwback for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare fans

CrossfireX's throwback shooter campaign makes me question whether mid-2000s games can be called retro......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsDec 14th, 2021

The World Is So Desperate for Manure Even Human Waste Is a Hot Commodity

The market for manure -- from pigs, horses, cattle and even humans -- has never been so hot, thanks to a global shortage of chemical fertilizers. From a report: Just ask Andrew Whitelaw, a grains analyst at Thomas Elder Markets based in Melbourne, Au.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 13th, 2021

Laminitis insights show promise for the future of treatment

Horse owners usually dread hearing the diagnosis of laminitis. The disease plagues horses of many backgrounds, ages, and disciplines. Now, using genetics, scientists from Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Florida (UF) have ma.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 9th, 2021

Ancient DNA found in soil samples reveals mammoths, Yukon wild horses survived thousands of years longer than believed

Mere spoonsful of soil pulled from Canada's permafrost are opening vast windows into ancient life in the Yukon, revealing rich new information and rewriting previous beliefs about the extinction dynamics, dates and survival of megafauna like mammoths.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 8th, 2021

In toxic microbial warfare, study finds strength in numbers

When it comes to toxic microbial warfare, the stronger microbe does not always win......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsDec 7th, 2021

US Satellites Are Being Attacked Every Day According To Space Force General

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Drive: U.S. Space Force's General David Thompson, the service's second in command, said last week that Russia and China are launching "reversible attacks," such as electronic warfare jamming, temporarily b.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Nissan announces halfhearted EV strategy after fumbling its lead

New playbook appears ripped from 2010, relies heavily on series hybrids. Enlarge / Yes, that's a pickup with a tailgate that displays pixelated emoji. Nissan introduced this and three other concepts alongside its EV strategy. While the.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Loss of ancient grazers triggered a global rise in fires

From 50,000 years to 6,000 years ago, many of the world's largest animals, including such iconic grassland grazers as the woolly mammoth, giant bison, and ancient horses, went extinct. The loss of these grazing species triggered a dramatic increase i.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 25th, 2021

Hybrid species like the "coywolf" could hold clues about human evolutionary history

The offspring of two horses will be a horse, and the offspring of two donkeys will be a donkey. But the offspring of a horse and a donkey will be a mule. And most mules are infertile, so mules are not a species......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 24th, 2021