Scientists have discovered how a unique trilobite species was able to survive and defend itself against predators during Earth’s oxygen level fluctuations. Trilobites, ancient sea-dwelling creatures related to spiders and lobsters, were abundant in the seas for nearly 300 million years, starting in the Cambrian Period. They managed to survive two mass extinctions and dominated…
A type of soil called terra preta da Amazônia, or Amazon dark earth (ADE), promotes faster growth of trees and enhances their development in qualitative terms, according to an article published in the journal Frontiers in Soil Science.
A recent study has revealed a new, simpler way of controlling mosquito-borne diseases. The study found that targeting only the very bottom of a room’s walls with insecticide can eliminate most mosquitoes, which can help to reduce the spread of diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, and Zika virus.
Waffle Forest, uses cutting-edge technologies to create the world’s first self-sustaining tech forest in the desert. This innovative solution, which includes an artificial intelligence system called ‘Ninja’ and a real-time health monitoring system for trees called ‘Tree Talker,’ has the potential to reverse desertification and reduce carbon emissions.
Well, this is a surprise! The fossil record has revealed that placental mammals, the group that includes humans, dogs, and bats, originated in the Cretaceous period and did indeed co-exist with dinosaurs for a short time before the dinosaurs became extinct.
An article in GCB Bioenergy describes why bamboo may be an attractive resource in efforts to develop environmentally friendly renewable energy to replace fossil fuels.
Researchers would love to understand the secret to the impressive properties of spider silk, which is super strong, super light, and super flexible. But despite years of research, no one has been able to replicate the silk’s properties.
A team of neurobiologists from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and theoretical biologists from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin have discovered the nature of electrical activity in the nervous system of insects that controls their flight.
During sleep, the brain undergoes a set of processes to ensure we wake up feeling refreshed. Humans experience different phases of sleep, rapid eye movement (REM) and non-REM sleep, which cause distinct changes in physiology, brain activity, and cognition. During REM sleep, the brain is very active and we experience vivid, bizarre, and emotional dreams.…
It has been discovered by researchers at the University of Gothenburg that bioplastic, which is made from cane sugar, poses a threat to the environment. Their study revealed that perch exhibit altered behavior when exposed to this type of plastic.