From a simple discovery of a pebble-like fossil by Jamie Hiscocks during his journey on a rocky beach in Sussex, England, paleontologists now claim the possibility of it being the first-ever mineralized brain of a dinosaur. How did it happen on a fast-decaying organ?
Twenty-four countries and the European Union made a milestone in sealing the deal of creating the largest marine protected area in the world in the annual meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) in Hobart. Roughly 1.5 million square kilometers of water is now under the protection of an international agreement.
Aside from getting a record of Earth's past from ice cores, recent breakthroughs have found new potential archives of the planet's conditions, specifically climatic, through an interestingly new source: a shell.
After the five previous mass extinctions faced by planet Earth, the sixth may happen by 2020 according to the projections made by WWF and the Zoological Society of London. Given the current rate of biodiversity loss, including climate change, what we are facing is a problematic future with no assurance of our system's stability which is one of the milestones caused by this era on man: the Anthropocene.
One of the known green energy sources is the electrolysis of water to get hydrogen fed into fuel cell vehicles, but this is in exchange of expensive catalysts and higher energy demands to split water. With the current technology created by a group of researchers, they have figured out a new catalyst that is way cheaper than the usual and is eyed for a clean energy source in the future.
Unintentional entrapments of non-target species such as whales were usually associated with improper fishing management. But now, a study has highlighted the potential of eye problems causing whales to get tangled on fishing nets. It seems that they cannot clearly see what's right next to them.
We can't deny that noise pollution can detrimentally affect humans and may induce various health hazards such as stress, sleep deprivation, and hypertension. But little did we realize that animals too have been experiencing stress and anxieties related to anthropogenic noise.
The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has strongly reversed a lower court ruling in 2014 that questioned the enlistment of sea ice seals as threatened species, emphasizing that such may happen considering climate change.
If your pet gets ill or simply does not feel well, you would most likely go to a veterinarian for some pills or anything to help them get better. We believe that they can provide the right medicine, but recently, experts claimed that animals can get well too without the real drug and just placebos.
Efforts in reducing food wastes have become an important campaign across the globe. This is to properly secure more food available for the people and reducing risks of accumulating waste. But a study tried to raise a different light to food waste reduction: if food wastes are largely reduced, what will happen to animals that depend on it?
Ever wanted to try a different kind of lifestyle, living beyond the busy streets of the city and cuddling into an island paradise? Then here's a good offer: Tanera Mor is for sale, and you can even buy the whole island or just a slice of it.
From the well-defining characteristic of a time machine in the movie "Back to the Future" to scientific papers exploring time as an element, these are all proof that we humans are still fascinated about knowing the nitty-gritty of time travel. We know it is impossible, yet we still cling to the idea of it. How did it started, and why are do we end up chasing the concept? This is what James Gleick tried to unravel in his book "Time Travel: A History."
Many are still raising eyebrows on the concept of global warming and denying the facts that have been proliferating the global and local news. Now experts have found another proof that the earth really is warming up, and algal blooms provided the evidence.
If you thought it is safe enough to swim again in the ocean with sharks, then how about meeting a two-headed shark while enjoying your swim? This can be a terrifying thought. Scientists have recently found such one-of-a-kind, but lucky enough, it's a really rare case, and it won't eventually survive into an adult shark.
Led by the University of Kansas, an expedition seeking through the ridges and geographically isolated areas in the Philippines found out that it tripped on "the center of center of biodiversity"--the Philippine island of Mindanao.