During mating season, male koalas can let loose bellows that are way deeper than seem possible due to the koala’s size. This deep noise is pure sex to female koalas, getting their panties all moist and attracts them to the males over long distances, like if you were able to spontaneously croon with the deep baritone of Barry White whenever you wanted. As it turns out, male koalas can produce such sexy vibrations not because of the length of their larynx, but because of folds in the pharanyx just above the larynx, which makes them capable of going as low as 9.8 hz, a frequency that makes Barry White sound like a little girl.
The oldest known stone-tipped projectiles have been found in Ethiopia, clocking in at around 280,000 years old. That’s about 88,000 years older than Homo sapiens. We know that we were not the only intelligent, tool building hominids— there were ones that came before us and existed at the same time as us, and this new find confirms that the rise of abstract intelligence was a long, slow process that occurred through many different hominid species over time. We weren’t the first, and we probably won’t be the last either.
Science confirms what cat owners already know: Cats can more or less understand you, they just don’t give a fuck
Dogs will come when they’re called, respond to their name and act out commands. Cats on the other hand, will shoot you looks of indifference no matter what you do unless the cat feels it was their idea. So why don’t cats respond when you try to call them or give them commands? Do they not have the capacity to do so? No, they just don’t give a fuck. If you own a cat, you’ve figured that out already, but now science has given it validity.
As if there isn’t enough else to worry about these days— the global environment being totally fucked up, governments spying on everybody, crazy people out there with guns, bombs and an agenda… here’s something else to keep you up at night. After 85 years of being the greatest thing to ever happen in medicine, antibiotics are slowly growing impotent. People have talked about it for decades, but the reality will be here within this century. Rising tides, rising temperatures, rising tempers and people dying of simple infections like it’s the Middle Ages because antibiotics have lost all use.
People or animals growing in artificial wombs has been a thing in sci-fi for a while now, but researchers in Japan have finally figured out how to make it work. This is a good thing for humans trying to have children, but it’s a bad thing for livestock or anyone who fears being kept in alien-like artificial wombs for eternity as in The Matrix.