Brains Work Via Their Genes Just As Much As Their Neurons

photo credit: Don’t forget the genes! Brain image via www.shutterstock.com. Share on facebook31 Share on twitter8 Share on reddit Share on google_plusone_share More Sharing Services It’s not headline news that our brains are the seat of our thoughts and feelings. The brain is a body’s decision-maker, the pilot of its actions and the engineer that…

Biodiversity Protects Ecosystems Against Climate Change

photo credit: Galyna Andrushko/Shutterstock Share on facebook13 Share on twitter12 Share on reddit Share on google_plusone_share More Sharing Services Biodiversity is a key measure of the “health” of life on Earth. During mass extinction events, biodiversity of both plants and animals bottoms out. Man-made climate change is currently contributing to the world’s sixth mass extinction…

Baby Duck-Billed Dinosaurs Found In Dragon’s Tomb Site

photo credit: Filippo onez Vanzo/Shutterstock Share on facebook13.8K Share on twitter13 Share on reddit Share on google_plusone_share More Sharing Services The fossilized offspring of a family of gigantic duck-billed dinosaurs has been found in a Mongolian excavation site known as the Dragon’s Tomb. Paleontologists have uncovered an extremely young group of Saurolophus angustirostris (meaning “lizard…

Someone Built A Real-Life Thor’s Hammer That Can Only Be Lifted By Its Creator

photo credit: Sufficiently Advanced/YouTube Share on facebook65.8K Share on twitter601 Share on reddit Share on google_plusone_share More Sharing Services In the Marvel universe, Thor’s hammer – the Mjölnir – is only possible to lift if you are worthy. In this video, however, the force behind wielding such a hammer is not Nordic god-like power; turns out, it’s just an electromagnet stolen from…

Ebola Confirmed To Be Sexually Transmitted Disease

photo credit: Studio_3321/Shutterstock Share on facebook45K Share on twitter329 Share on reddit Share on google_plusone_share More Sharing Services The Ebola epidemic, which has killed over 11,000 people to date, is the most devastating outbreak of the virus in history, killing more people than in every previous outbreak combined. Recently, the world welcomed the news that…

How Chameleons Adapted To A Tree-Climbing Lifestyle

photo credit: Veiled chameleon. reptiles4all/Shutterstock Share on facebook788 Share on twitter16 Share on reddit Share on google_plusone_share More Sharing Services Like us, chameleons have five digits on each of their hands and feet, but they’re bundled up with connective tissue, making the lizards look two-toed – or like they’re trying to do a Vulcan salute. This helps…

Panda Twins Born At Toronto Zoo

photo credit: Toronto Zoo Share on facebook60.1K Share on twitter41 Share on reddit Share on google_plusone_share More Sharing Services At 3:31 a.m. yesterday morning, a giant panda gave birth to two cubs at the Toronto Zoo, making them the first ever pandas born in Canada. The mother, Er Shun, was impregnated through artificial insemination by sperm from the…