A new study of turtles and tortoises published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy Of Sciences found that they barely aged at all… Read More »Tortoises can help us understand how to live longer, but do we want to?
Domestic animal caregivers should talk to their animal companions politely in melodious and pleasant tones as they know when you’re angry and when you are… Read More »Tone of the human voice affects emotional state of domestic animals including horses
A recent study published Cambridge University Press has discovered that the Neolithic builders of Stonehenge suffered from endoparasites which they had contracted from the raw… Read More »Neolithic builders who constructed Stonehenge infected by parasitic worms from raw food
People are often unaware that they are breathing in microplastics and that these minute plastic particles are lodged in the deepest recesses of their lungs.… Read More »Do you realise that you have microplastics in your lungs?
In the UK there is a rather strange statute called the Weeds Act 1959. It lists the injurious weeds of the UK which include: Common… Read More »Look again at “injurious” weeds as pollinators are attracted to them
The experts are going to clone the Tasmanian tiger (Thylacine). They are convinced that they can do it using Crispr gene-editing. In layperson’s terms and… Read More »Tasmanian tiger can be cloned but not its behaviour
This is about limb regeneration. It’s the kind of thing that salamanders can do. It is a very complicated process. Humans can’t do it but… Read More »Why can’t we grow our limbs back? We are working on it!
What is cumulative culture? The best ways to describe it is to refer to the way that chimpanzees from Bossou, Guinea, have learned to crack… Read More »Chimpanzees have the social skills to benefit from cumulative culture
Wheeze-honk of stranger hippo causes resident hippo to present its bottom and sprinkle poop with its tail
Hippos mark territory with poop. It reminds me of cats actually. But hippos only mark territory by spraying poop with their tail when they are… Read More »Wheeze-honk of stranger hippo causes resident hippo to present its bottom and sprinkle poop with its tail
The beautiful owl is back in the news. People are fascinated by this wonderful bird’s ability to fly so silently; a silent beast gliding through… Read More »Silent owl wings teach us how to create quieter wind turbines, drones and aircraft