DNA analysis reveals there are no wild horses left in the world

Researchers have been examining the DNA of horses and what they’ve discovered completely upends what we thought we knew. According to the research, the last ‘wild’ horses on the planet are actually descendants of horses domesticated in Kazakhstan 5,500 years ago by the people of the Botai culture. This discovery also means that today’s domesticated horses don’t come from the Botai, as previously thought. In fact, the origins of domesticated horses are now a mystery.

Przewalski’s horses,…

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DNA analysis reveals there are no wild horses left in the world

Researchers have been examining the DNA of horses and what they’ve discovered completely upends what we thought we knew. According to the research, the last ‘wild’ horses on the planet are actually descendants of horses domesticated in Kazakhstan 5,500 years ago by the people of the Botai culture. This discovery also means that today’s domesticated horses don’t come from the Botai, as previously thought. In fact, the origins of domesticated horses are now a mystery.

Przewalski’s horses,…

Buckwheat pillows offer a good night’s sleep without hurting the environment

The benefits of switching from an off-gassing synthetic pillow to buckwheat are well-documented by now: The crunchy hulls of this pseudo-cereal are densely packed into a surprisingly heavy pillow that conforms to each new owner’s specific contours, providing the kind of sleep dreams are made of. There’s no guarantee that mites won’t get to them, and certain people susceptible to allergies should proceed with care, but generally, buckwheat pillows last longer than their conventional cousins—especially…

Buckwheat pillows offer a good night’s sleep without hurting the environment

The benefits of switching from an off-gassing synthetic pillow to buckwheat are well-documented by now: The crunchy hulls of this pseudo-cereal are densely packed into a surprisingly heavy pillow that conforms to each new owner’s specific contours, providing the kind of sleep dreams are made of. There’s no guarantee that mites won’t get to them, and certain people susceptible to allergies should proceed with care, but generally, buckwheat pillows last longer than their conventional cousins—especially…

Neanderthals, not homo sapiens, responsible for 64,000-year-old cave art

Researchers have discovered that Neanderthals, not homo sapiens, created a series of 64,000 year-old cave drawings in Spain. Published in the journal Science, this study marks the first time that Neanderthals have been credited as cave painters while declaring that the works of art themselves are the oldest known cave paintings. Utilizing advanced radioactive dating, the scientists determined that paintings made in three separate caves were far older than originally thought, indicating that the…

Neanderthals, not homo sapiens, responsible for 64,000-year-old cave art

Researchers have discovered that Neanderthals, not homo sapiens, created a series of 64,000 year-old cave drawings in Spain. Published in the journal Science, this study marks the first time that Neanderthals have been credited as cave painters while declaring that the works of art themselves are the oldest known cave paintings. Utilizing advanced radioactive dating, the scientists determined that paintings made in three separate caves were far older than originally thought, indicating that the…

IKEA renewable electricity offer could save customers 300 per year

IKEA is working for 100 percent renewable energy — producing as much as they consume by 2020 — and they want their customers to be able to live more sustainably too. They partnered with Big Clean Switch to help customers switch to renewable energy, and the collective switch model could save people more than £300 each year.

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