Alan K. Outram

Mar. 06, 2009

Oldest Known Horse Farm

Researchers have identified what they say is the earliest known example of the domestic raising of horses.

archaeology, horses, domestication, farming

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How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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