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Researchers Discover Hundreds of Pterosaur Eggs Preserved in Three Dimensions

This should help us understand pterosaurs in a much better way!

The world is really full of surprises, and among them is its rich history. From a plethora of creatures that we call dinosaurs to ancient civilizations, humanity really has a lot to learn. In fact, around 120 million years ago, you would be seeing a group of pterosaurs nesting in the sand. And if you think it is impossible, then you are missing – a lot.

A new study suggests that pterosaurs found the need to settle their eggs in the sand. Apparently, sandstorms came and pelted what appeared to be hundreds of eggs. But, believe it or not, they are still in perfect condition.

The phenomenon gave birth to the preservation of the first ever three-dimensional pterosaur embryo.

This is definitely a huge milestone, as only a handful of pterosaurs eggs preserved in such a way were known to history and science. The first three being from Argentina and the other five in China. Paleontologists reportedly obtained a total of 215 eggs, all of which are frozen in time.

Interestingly, 16 of these eggs are confirmed to contain developing embryos of the tiny creatures. This alone proves the discovery to be unique and marvelous.

Bone beds are said to have contained a certain array of rare pterosaur eggs.

The discovery gives researchers a better understanding when it comes to animal behavior. This also includes how creatures, at least during that time, organized socially and developed. All of the remains fall under a single species, and it is called Hamipterus tianshanensis. The latter was discovered by the same team of researchers.

Based on the way the eggs were preserved, it suffices to say that the pterosaur parents gathered them in a single yet huge colony. This is due to the fact that no remains of any other species have been unearthed from the prehistoric burial site.

It is possible that eggs represented offsprings of various females.

Due to the variety of sizes, it is likely to have either a difference in the age of the clutches or that some of the females simply laid larger eggs. The latter, however, can really happen most especially in modern-day reptiles. Unfortunately, the researchers have yet to conclude a possible clutch size.

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Scientists in South Korea May Have Found Cure for Baldness

This is awesome news!

Going bald can be really troublesome for men. There's that difficult decision whether to just shave it all off or try to regrow your thinning hair. Baldness can also take its toll on a man's confidence.

There may be hope for bald men everywhere as scientists in South Korea believe they may have found the cure for baldness. It just needs to be tested on humans.

A team of scientists at Yonsei University in South Korea released a study on treating baldness in men.

Source: Pixabay

For the study, titled "Targeting of CXXC5 by a Competing Peptide Stimulates Hair Regrowth and Wound-Induced Hair Neogenesis," the scientists shaved some mice and then injected them with a biochemical that made the animals' fur grow back again - and fast. The substance was developed by the team and is called PTD-DBM. Aside from promoting hair growth, it is also capable of healing wounds....

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Flat Earth Conspiracy Theorist Argues With Astronaut On National TV

A conspiracy theorist debated with an astronaut on national TV to lay down his argument that the Earth is flat and not round.

The debate on whether the Earth is flat or round seems to have no ending. While early years explorers already accepted that the world is round, a conspiracy theorist in now stepping out into the light to spark another debate, saying NASA has been lying to humanity to hide the fact that our planet is actually a flat disc.

Conspiracy theorist Mark Sargent dared astronaut Terry Virts to participate in a debate about the real shape of the Earth. Although it is ridiculous to lecture someone who has actually seen the whole of our planet from above, Sargent still laid down his arguments and he did it on national TV.

A conspiracy theorist goes on national TV to talk about his claim that the Earth is flat.

Source: ITV

Sargent guested in a segment of ITV‘s Good Morning Britain where he shared his hypothesis saying: ...

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People Fear Privacy Breach When Using Samsung’s SmartTV

You might want to stay discreet when you are in front your Samsung SmartTV as its Voice Recognition feature records every conversation done near it.

All the while, we thought the advanced technology served to us by developers equates to comfort, convenience, and security. Apparently, they’re not all that. As programs, gadgets and devices undergo more and more innovations, our safety seems to be more at risk. A simple example is the way hackers infiltrate our privacy, in which our deepest secrets can already be exposed to the world with just a few clicks.

This may not be different to Samsung’s new SmartTV which doubles as a surveillance device. Instead of clicks, though, their voice command feature is their way to dig in to our private lives and many are bothered with the company’s privacy policy.

Samsung SmartTV's voice recognition feature apparently records every conversation you make in front of it.

The TV is equipped with a voice recognition feature that allows users to explore the device using commands. Upon feature activation, the TV will consistently listen to the commands it picks up and will record everything you say. These words you say will then be sent to a third-party company appointed to translate the commands to text. Furthermore, Samsung will also collect the data, which they can use on their research to improve their product....

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