People Caught On Camera Dragging Bear Cubs Out Of Tree To Take Selfies With Them

There are few things more appealing than young fluffy animals. From kittens to puppies they are guaranteed to make people say “aww”. However, when it comes to the wild version of young animals they are always best admired from a distance. In an incident in North Carolina, a group of people were witnessed and filmed … Read morePeople Caught On Camera Dragging Bear Cubs Out Of Tree To Take Selfies With Them

New WHO Report Finally Defines What It Means When A Disease “Moves Through The Air”

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a new report that provides, for the first time, a unified definition of what it means when a disease is spread through the air. The WHO worked with four major global health agencies in consultation with dozens of individual experts to compile the report, which should help avoid … Read moreNew WHO Report Finally Defines What It Means When A Disease “Moves Through The Air”

Way More Animals Than Assumed (Including Insects) May Have Consciousness, Scientists Argue

Consciousness in the animal kingdom may be far more wide-reaching than previously thought, according to a number of animal cognition experts. In a recent declaration, they argue that all sorts of animals – from fish to insects – may be sentient, and that this should inform our treatment of such animals going forward. Previous research … Read moreWay More Animals Than Assumed (Including Insects) May Have Consciousness, Scientists Argue

Enormous, Glassy Lava Lake On Jupiter’s Io Revealed By NASA In Incredible Animation

NASA’s Juno has recently performed some extremely close flybys of Io, the innermost of the four Galilean moons of Jupiter. The natural satellite is the most geologically active body in the Solar System, featuring 400 active volcanoes. Members of the Juno team have used data from recent encounters to reconstruct some intriguing features on the … Read moreEnormous, Glassy Lava Lake On Jupiter’s Io Revealed By NASA In Incredible Animation

Two Hunters In US Die Of Rare Prion Disease – “Zombie Deer Disease” Is A Suspect

Two hunters in the US have died of a rare prion disease, an aggressive disorder of the central nervous system that’s caused by strange, rogue proteins. Worryingly, scientists are speculating that the pair caught the disease from North American deer infected with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). If true, it would be the first known case … Read moreTwo Hunters In US Die Of Rare Prion Disease – “Zombie Deer Disease” Is A Suspect

How to Overcome Polarization on Climate Action

Liberals and conservatives don’t agree on much, including when it comes to combating climate change. But there is one surprising behavior where partisans from both ends of the spectrum seem to have more common ground than previously thought: planting trees. Our new research  suggests that finding climate actions with bipartisan support is already possible–even in … Read moreHow to Overcome Polarization on Climate Action

The Once-In-An-Eon Event That Gave Earth Plants Has Happened Again

An event that is only known to have happened three times before in the history of life on Earth has just been documented again. A marine bacterium was subsumed into its algal host organism, co-evolving with it for long enough that it can now be considered an organelle, part of the alga’s cellular machinery. That … Read moreThe Once-In-An-Eon Event That Gave Earth Plants Has Happened Again

Perpetual Stew: How A 79-Year-Old Soup Can Still Be Safe To Eat

In Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok), there is an award-winning restaurant called Wattana Panich, where you can order and then eat a beef and goat soup that is 49 years old. The soup, which is described as “delicious and aromatic” as well as having a “real depth of flavor that’s hard to explain”, has been brewed by … Read morePerpetual Stew: How A 79-Year-Old Soup Can Still Be Safe To Eat

Rogue Waves In The Ocean Are Much More Common Than Anyone Suspected, Says New Study

We used three-dimensional imaging of ocean waves to capture freakish seas that produce a notorious phenomenon known as rogue waves. Our results are now published in Physical Review Letters*. Rogue waves are giant colossi of the sea – twice as high as neighbouring waves – that appear seemingly out of nowhere. Stories of unimaginable mountains … Read moreRogue Waves In The Ocean Are Much More Common Than Anyone Suspected, Says New Study