From Railroad Tracks to Racetracks, 1870s
From Railroad Tracks to Racetracks, 1870s
How a robber baron and an eccentric inventor solved a millennia-old question about horses.
From Railroad Tracks to Racetracks, 1870s
From Railroad Tracks to Racetracks, 1870s

How a robber baron and an eccentric inventor solved a millennia-old question about horses.

How a robber baron and an eccentric inventor solved a millennia-old question about horses.

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Image of the Day: Pompeiian Horse
Image of the Day: Pompeiian Horse
The Scientist Staff | May 24, 2018
Archaeologists unearthed the remains in a farm north of the doomed Italian city.
Image of the Day: Ice Age Horse 
Image of the Day: Ice Age Horse 
The Scientist Staff | Nov 29, 2017
Scientists have identified a new genus of extinct horse that lived in North America during the last ice age. 
Study: Horses Did Not Develop New Traits During Periods of Rapid Speciation
Study: Horses Did Not Develop New Traits During Periods of Rapid Speciation
Diana Kwon | Feb 13, 2017
Speciation and development of new traits may not always go hand-in-hand.
Increasing Seal Pup Numbers Influence Feral-Horse Feeding Habits
Increasing Seal Pup Numbers Influence Feral-Horse Feeding Habits
Catherine Offord | Aug 1, 2016
Researchers reveal how seals affect vegetation patterns and influence the movement of feral horse populations on Sable Island in Canada.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Karen Zusi | Sep 30, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Jenny Rood | Jan 12, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Horse Genome Is Oldest Ever Sequenced
Horse Genome Is Oldest Ever Sequenced
Dan Cossins | Jun 26, 2013
By sequencing the genome of a 700,000-year-old horse, researchers have pushed back the time of DNA survival by almost an order of magnitude.