Category archives for: Living World

The Plight of U.S. Farmers and Agriculture Workers

The Plight of U.S. Farmers and Agriculture Workers

In Makira, Flying Fox Teeth Are Currency…And That Could Save the Species

In Makira, Flying Fox Teeth Are Currency…And That Could Save the Species

An instance of how drifting fox teeth are strung together into necklaces. (Credit: Tyrone Lavery, The Field Museum) On the island of Makira, hunters use the teeth of hulk bats famous as drifting foxes as currency. Now, maybe paradoxically, researchers advise this use could help save these bats from intensity extinction. The hulk pleasant fruit […]

Fatty Tissues Preserved In Fossil for 48 Million Years

Fatty Tissues Preserved In Fossil for 48 Million Years

Researchers reliable greasy tissues had been recorded in the preen gland (in box) of a 48-million-year-old bird fossil. (Credit O’Reilly et al 2017, doi:10.1098/rspb.2017.1050) It really is true: fat hangs around a prolonged time either you wish it to or not. Okay, so we’re not articulate about realistic adore handles and saddlebags, but researchers have confirmed that […]

To Find Nectar, Bees Follow Blue Halos

To Find Nectar, Bees Follow Blue Halos

A daisy showing the gloomy blue halo that helps pollinators find their way to nectar. (Credit: Edwige Moyroud) Subtle halos on flowers duty as splendid blue alighting pads for bees. Tiny ridges on flowers, manifest only at the nanoscale, offer to reflect blue and ultraviolet light that draws in pollinators. To bees, it appears as a […]

Dogs Attempt To Communicate With Us Through Facial Expressions

Dogs Attempt To Communicate With Us Through Facial Expressions

Is this dog soooo in adore with you, asking for another treat, or just breathing from the feverishness and slurping up its own drool? New investigate suggests dogs’ facial expressions are an try at communicating with us. (Credit Lars Curfs/Wikimedia Commons) Hey dog owners, you’re not devising it: Researchers think your pooch may be trying to contend […]

New Zealand Songbirds Attack Rivals That Sing Pretty Songs

New Zealand Songbirds Attack Rivals That Sing Pretty Songs

A New Zealand tui (Credit: Auckland Photo News) Birds are territorial creatures, and they’ll sexually urge their selected area from neglected intrusions. For some songbirds, it doesn’t even take a earthy crack to draw their madness — if you’re a lovely singer, they’ll attack. New Zealand’s tui songbirds certainly aren’t doing the “jealous performer” classify any […]

My Forgotten Language

My Forgotten Language

I don’t remember my first denunciation anymore, or at slightest not many of it. When we was 2, we immigrated with my family into the United States from South India, and we all spoke Tamil. we didn’t know any English before we started school, so when my teachers beheld we was behind, my kin motionless […]

When Wealth Inequality Arose

When Wealth Inequality Arose

Anthropologist Teresea Fernandez-Crespo examined megaliths, or mill funeral sites, in north-central Spain to learn some-more about how farmers lived in the Late Neolithic. (Teresea Fernandez-Crespo) We’ve listened how good times used to be, and we don’t meant in 1950s America. For eons, the hunter-gatherer ancestors shared their booty with one another, didn’t own much and […]

Nobel by the Numbers

Nobel by the Numbers

It’s Nobel time: Committees traditionally announce the recipients via the month of October. In respect of this year’s winners, let’s take a demeanour at some stats on laureates of ended years. (This information excludes information associated to peace, novel and mercantile sciences prizes.)

20 Things You Didn’t Know About … Color

20 Things You Didn’t Know About … Color

1. For centuries, academics suspicion colored light was deteriorated white, or “pure,” light. (We’ll get back to how wrong they were in a bit.) 2. And tone infrequently is a modifier. For example, coloring dishes goes back at slightest 3,500 years, when ancient Egyptians total booze and other colorants to candy to boost its visible […]

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