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...
Doubts and fears have been hovering around doctors' offices in recent decades. Why are girls reaching puberty at a younger age than those of previous generations? It is estimated that from 1920 until today the transition from childhood to puberty has fallen on average about five years. Years ago...
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...
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...
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,...
We still do not know what exactly dark matter is, but we can discard what it is not. Now, new research refutes the theory proposed by the brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking that dark matter is composed of a lot of small microscopic black holes. A team of astronomers including Surhud...
Scientists have long debated whether facial expressions can lead people to feel emotions related to those expressions. To verify this, the team of researchers analyzed all the available evidence on the subject, obtaining almost 50 years of data. Analyzing facial expressions Traditionally it has been pointed out that we can feel...
London - A group of scientists has managed to restore cellular and circulatory activity in the brain of a pig that had been dead for four hours, a finding that could contribute to the treatment of brain diseases, according to a study published Wednesday in Nature. Experts from Yale University...
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,...
Researchers at Bar-Ilan University have discovered that the bacteria that make up our microbiome "perceive" pregnancy and "understand" the need to move on to the next generation to help babies break down sugar in their breast milk. It is known that gestation is accompanied by alterations in the microbiome: the...