Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Animals & Plants

Apples weren’t always big, juicy and sweet — ancient ones were small and bitter

When biting into a large, sweet apple from the local grocery store, it’s easy to take the characteristics of our modern fruits for granted. We...

Humans have given wild animals their diseases nearly 100 times, shows study

A research team led by scientists at Georgetown University has found that humans give viruses back to animals more often than previously thought. In a...

Why parrots live so long?

Parrots are famous for their remarkable cognitive abilities and exceptionally long lifespans. Now, a study led by Max Planck researchers has shown that one of...

Chemicals in your dog or cat’s stool may threat your health

Scientists from NYU Grossman School of Medicine found chemicals in pet feces may signal threats to human health. The research is published in the journal Environment...

Science can help dogs enjoy their best life

Over the last twenty years, there has been a global explosion of science focused on our best four-legged mates – dogs. Surprisingly, some aspects of...

Scientists name the earliest octopus relative after Joe Biden

Researchers have identified the earliest known relative of octopuses and vampire squid. They named it after the 46th president of the United States. Syllipsimopodi bideni had...

Why California squid were found in Alaska

As the name implies, California market squid are often sold in stores and typically found between Baja California and Monterey Bay. So, the squid’s periodic...

Scientists find possible secret to longevity: hibernation

What if you were told there was a completely natural way to stop your body from aging? The trick: You’d have to hibernate from September...

Why did those birds crash and die?

You’ve probably seen the video — or at least heard some chirpings about it. Footage from a security camera in Cuauhtémoc, a city in Chihuahua,...

No time to sleep is common in nature

A new study about wild baboons reveals that sacrificing sleep to meet pressing demands is common—and might even be part of our evolutionary history The...