When plants are under attack from insects, they let out aromas that warn other plants and entice the insects’ predators.
Over 1,000 years ago, Puebloans in modern-day New Mexico survived droughts by melting ancient ice in the depths of caves.
There was a badger-like animal 66 million years ago, and scientists named it Adalatherium, which means “crazy beast.”
In the past couple decades, supermassive black holes in distant galaxies have launched jets of material.
A 550-million-year-old fossilized digestive tract was found in Nevada, making it the oldest known digestive tract ever.
Through sensing electrostatic fields, bumblebees can tell if another bee has visited the flower they’re at in the past couple of minutes.
Modern humans reached westernmost Europe 38,000 to 41,000 years ago — 5,000 years earlier than we thought.
Tectonic plates became a thing over 4 billion years ago — at least a billion years earlier than we thought.
An animal in Antarctica hibernated over 250 million years ago, which is the oldest evidence of a hibernation-like state.
There were periods of extreme cold in Ancient Rome, and it was caused by a volcano eruption in Alaska.
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