A female Chelonoidis phantasticus tortoise, presumed to be extinct since 1906, was recently discovered in Galapagos.
Posted in Animals, News, Nature, Biology |
Tagged animal, biology, Fernandina Island, Fernandina tortoise, Galopagos, nature, reptile, science, tortoise |
Scientists captured photos of the honey bee-dwarfing Wallace’s giant bee (Megachile pluto) in Indonesia for the first time in nearly 40 years.
Posted in Animals, Biology, Insects, Nature, News, Science |
Tagged nature, animal, science, bee, biology, Indonesia, conservation, giant bee, Wallace's giant bee |
Scientists accelerated the update of a model of Earth’s fluctuating magnetic field, which is needed to keep navigational systems functioning. Many wondered what’s happening inside the planet’s core.
Posted in communication, Environment, Geography, Geology, History, Nature, Science, Technology |
Tagged Arctic, compass, Earth's core, GPS, magnetic pole, nature, navigation, North Magnetic Pole, North Pole, precession, science, technology |
Glaciers are crucial sources of water for people and crops in Central Asia. But global warming is causing glaciers there and around the world to shrink every year.
Posted in Environment, Nature, News, Weather |
Tagged climate, climate change, doom, Earth, environment, glaciers, global warming, ice, nature, science, water |
Salamanders are, by their very nature, slippery creatures. Perhaps none so slippery as the mysterious ‘leopard eel’ – an amphibian spotted intermittently in the waters of Florida over the last few decades that somehow managed to elude scientific st
Scientists Have Captured a Giant, ‘Mythical’ Siren Species in Florida
Posted in Animals, Biology, Florida, Nature, News, Science |
Tagged amphibian, animal, biology, Florida, leopard eel, mythical, nature, newly discovered, reticulated siren, salamander, science, siren, species |
Posted in Animals, Biology, Nature, Odd, Science, Uncategorized |
Tagged animals, arachnids, biology, jumping spider, milk, nature, nurture, research, science, spider |
Writing into her 90s — her last book was published last month — Dr. Midgley challenged with wit and verve the primacy of science as arbiter of reality.
Posted in Biology, Books, British, Education, Essays, Nature, News, People, Philosophy, Psychology, Science, Sociology |
Tagged books, British, death, Mary Midgley, morality, nature, obituary, people, philosopher, philosophy, reading, science, sociology, writer |