(University of Alberta) The answer to the age-old mystery of the evolutionary origins of vertebrate eyes may lie in hagfish, according to a new study by biologists at the University of Alberta.
(Biophysical Society) Scientists have long speculated about the features that our long-ago single-celled ancestors might have had, and the order in which those features came about.
(Florida Atlantic University) It’s made for long-distance travel, yet movement patterns of the whitespotted eagle ray remain a mystery. Between 2016 and 2018, scientists fitted 54 rays with acoustic transmitters and tracked them along both the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coasts of Florida, which differ in environmental characteristics. Results of the study reveal striking differences in travel patterns on the Atlantic coast compared to the Gulf coast and findings have significant conservation and adaptive management implications for this protected species.
(University of Granada) A new study, in which the Andalusian Earth Sciences Institute (IACT) (CSIC-UGR) participated, has described for the first time a key stage in the beginning of the great glaciations and indicates that it can happen to our planet in the future. The findings were recently published in the scientific journal NatureThe study claims to have found a new connection that could explain the beginning of the ice ages on Earth
One billion years of Earth’s geological movements have been summarized in a 40-second video, in which the continents and oceans flit about like amorous butterflies while demonstrating just how mobile the surface of the Earth actually is. The history of plate tectonics, the slipping and sliding around of the Earth’s crust and the continents, has […]
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Researchers have solved a climate change mystery, demonstrating in a Rutgers-led study that the modern global temperature is the warmest in approximately 12,000 years and affirming the role of greenhouse gases in global warming, according to a press release. The…
(Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) It forever changed history when it crashed into Earth about 66 million years ago. The Chicxulub impactor, as it’s known, left behind a crater off the coast of Mexico that spans 93 miles and runs 12 miles deep.
Might as well face it, you’re addicted to love. Or at least it can feel that way. On this Valentine’s Day 2021, watch a video about certain chemicals – including dopamine, oxytocin and vasopressin – responsible for making you feel good around that certain someone.