A Moment of Science

The Heat is On For Painted Turtles

Dodany: 10 grudnia 2018

Temperature determines the sex of painted turtles hatchlings, and climate change is tipping the scales to an all-female future.

Your Eye Movements And Your Personality

Dodany: 7 grudnia 2018

Scientists have been able to find meaningful correlations between eye movement patterns and some major parameters of personality that have been identified by psychologists, like neuroticism,...

Warm-Blooded Opahs

Dodany: 6 grudnia 2018

Opahs, the only warm-blooded fish species, are cold-blooded killers.

Meet The Strange And Fascinating Dementor Wasp

Dodany: 5 grudnia 2018

Dementor wasps were named after the infamous creatures in the Harry Potter series.

How Do Spiders Fly?

Dodany: 4 grudnia 2018

Scientists are studying how spiders do the behavior known as, "ballooning." Ballooning is when spiders, using their silk, fly in the air.

Discovered on Facebook: The Magnificent Sundew

Dodany: 3 grudnia 2018

Nature photos uploaded to Facebook lead to the discovery of a new plant species.

Your Spatial Navigation Abilities Can Be Influenced By Where You Live

Dodany: 30 listopada 2018

According to one study, people from the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the Nordic countries are supposed to have the best spatial navigation abilities.

Losing Your Tail And Saving Your Genes 

Dodany: 29 listopada 2018

It does, because afterwards, they can still mate and pass on their genes.

Welcome To The Ocean’s Twilight Zone

Dodany: 28 listopada 2018

Scientists have only recently started exploring the part of the ocean known as "The Twilight Zone."

Flow

Dodany: 27 listopada 2018

If you're in flow, it means your brain is using all its 110 bits of information per second to focus on one task.

Elephants Can Smell Their Favorite Foods Over Long Distances

Dodany: 26 listopada 2018

A recent experiment examined the different ways elephants seek out their favorite foods.

The Fourth State Of Matter

Dodany: 23 listopada 2018

Plasma, discovered on Earth by heating gas in a lab, constitutes the fourth state of matter.

The Hair Of The Caterpillar

Dodany: 22 listopada 2018

There are so many interesting types of caterpillars out there: caterpillars that can sting, caterpillars that resemble Persian cats, caterpillars that are beautiful and hungry.

Biohybrid Robots

Dodany: 21 listopada 2018

Researchers were able to get a robotic finger that was a mixture of living cells and robotics to move.

Superb Fairy-wrens Learn To Eavesdrop

Dodany: 20 listopada 2018

Superb Fairy wrens can detect the alarm calls of other bird species.

How Photos Are Developed

Dodany: 19 listopada 2018

Here's a two minute explainer about photochemistry.

Ghost In The Lab

Dodany: 16 listopada 2018

The brain tricks itself into attributing signals from its own body to an invisible "ghostly" presence.

The Sun Stands Out Amidst Solar Twins

Dodany: 15 listopada 2018

Among 79 stars with several similarities—size, temperature, iron content, gravity—our sun is unusual.

Trading Plastics Now

Dodany: 14 listopada 2018

For years, China had taken on more than its share of the burden to manage the world’s waste, primarily sent from the U.S., Britain, Germany, and Japan.

Why Do Salmon Leap?

Dodany: 13 listopada 2018

One reason why a salmon might leap out of the water? To try to shake off sea lice.