Transitive inference is a type of logical reasoning that was thought to be reserved for complex creatures like mammals. However new studies have shown that wasps, creatures without complicated nervous systems, are capable of using transitive inference. At the University of Michigan, Elizabeth Tibbets conducted a study with paper wasps,...
Mental illness is more widespread in today’s modern society than it has ever been before. Yet as mental illness runs rampant, we seem to be no closer to discovering the links between what’s happening in the brain and the actual conditions with which patients are labeled. In addition, modern...
In New Zealand, a group of scientists has successfully created RNA-like molecules in test tubes by dipping them into the geothermal hot springs known as Hell’s Gate. In order to understand and recreate life’s origins, they are trying to replicate the basic building blocks of life and study how...
A report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has revealed that plant and animal species face extinction due to human activities. Analysis backed by the United Nations panel's report has revealed that species extinction rates will continue to increase in subsequent years if action...
While many people discuss the negative effects of running a marathon on the body, very few people actually address the positive effects of running those races. A recent research presented at the Congress of the European Society of Cardiology has revealed that the human body can actually benefit from...
This dilemma seems to happen all the time in basketball. There is a disputed ball on who of the two opposing players touched it with the tips of their fingers before it goes out of bound. Both players believe that it has been the other who has touched last,...
The theory of chaos provides an unexpected solution to the climate crisis: butterfly wings can create a tornado of climate action that changes the energy culture and favors the transition to a clean economy. The measures that are being taken to contain global warming are not working. The escalation of...
The prospect of any home pregnancy test sold in pharmacies guarantees 99% accuracy. However, scientific research shows different numbers. Up to 5% of all tests return false negatives. The test measures a hormone in the body called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), produced during pregnancy. The manufacturers advise to carry out...
Obesity represents one of the most challenging health problems today. This global pandemic has caused a higher incidence of cardiovascular diseases and types 2 diabetes. But that's not all, numerous scientific studies have linked obesity with an increased risk of accelerated cognitive decline and dementia, suggesting that the disease causes...
The tigers of Bengal are imposing animals that, if we don't do something urgent about, we could only remember about in books or documentaries of the past. This is because human activity has been reducing the largest natural refuge in the world of this species. It is a mangrove forest...