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Ancient Lake

There are Only 20 Ancient Lakes in the World, with Only Three in North America.

Ancient lakes are defined as water bodies that are more than 130,000 years old. They’ve seen countless changes over their long histories, including warming and cooling cycles, wet and dry periods, and altered biology and chemistry. But did you know there are only 20 ancient lakes in the world? There are only 20 ancient lakes …

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Spitting Cobra

Spitting Cobras Emerged in the Fossil Record Just About the Same Time as Humans. It was Speculated That They Spit Venom Because Humans Used Them as Projectile Weapons by Putting Pressure on Them.

A cobra is any of several species of highly venomous snakes, the majority of which stretch the neck ribs to form a hood. While the hood is a common feature of cobras, not all are linked. Cobras can be found in Southern Africa to the islands of Southeast Asia. Throughout their range, many species are …

Spitting Cobras Emerged in the Fossil Record Just About the Same Time as Humans. It was Speculated That They Spit Venom Because Humans Used Them as Projectile Weapons by Putting Pressure on Them. Read More »

IRS

What Kind of Computers Does the IRS Use Today?

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) enforces the federal tax laws passed by Congress. The IRS is responsible for three primary functions: tax return processing, taxpayer service, and enforcement. The IRS also conducts criminal investigations and regulates tax-exempt organizations and qualified retirement plans. Do you know what kind of computers IRS still has today? The Internation …

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Did Cats Domesticate Themselves?

The companionship between humans and cats has existed for countless centuries. From ancient Egyptians and royal families until now, cats have always been treated as adored household pets, but how did they even become domesticated family pets? Cats domesticated themselves by catching rodents and pests for the farming communities in the earliest civilizations that practiced …

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The Inca did not have a written language but they did store and transfer information via a system of knots in rope that is still being decoded

Harvard undergrad cracks code of knotted Inca rope used as ‘an ancient Excel spreadsheet’ Read Story Transcript Instead of partying during his spring break, Harvard undergrad Manny Medrano stayed on campus and deciphered the meaning of an ancient Inca khipu. Khipus are knotted string devices used by the Inca people to record information like censuses …

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Scientists used 2,000 year old seeds to regrow an extinct species of date tree. The tree long disappeared from the Judean desert but archeologists found seeds on digs. Surprisingly, the seeds worked and grew a male and female of the species. They hope to use them to produce biblical era dates.

Dates Like Jesus Ate? Scientists Revive Ancient Trees From 2,000-Year-Old Seeds The world’s most remarkable date palm trees might not exist if Sarah Sallon hadn’t gotten sick while working as a doctor in India in 1986. Antibiotics didn’t help. What cured here, she thinks, were some traditional herbal remedies. “It was just amazing. It was …

Scientists used 2,000 year old seeds to regrow an extinct species of date tree. The tree long disappeared from the Judean desert but archeologists found seeds on digs. Surprisingly, the seeds worked and grew a male and female of the species. They hope to use them to produce biblical era dates. Read More »