For more than a year, a herd of elephants has been on a mysterious journey through southern China. Now, after what is likely the longest-ever trip made by elephants in the country, the wanderers may finally be heading home. The 14-strong herd was guided across the Yuanjiang river in the province of […]
In estimations of ocean heat content—important when assessing and predicting the effects of climate change—calculations have often presented the rate of warming as a gradual rise from the mid-20th century to today. However, new research from UC Santa Barbara scientists Timothy DeVries and Aaron Bagnell could overturn that […]
The loneliest whale in the world lives in the north Pacific. Scientists have been tracking him on and off for more than 30 years – listening to his vocalizations as he swims back and forth across his patch of ocean, calling into the void and waiting for a […]
Great video about key facts from our dear friend the octopus! If you like these kind of videos, also have a look at “The insane biology of the Octopus”.
Hand-reared wolf puppies remained wild and afraid of strangers but in dogs, communication skills emerge in early puppyhood, says Duke University-led study. Of course you think it is common sense that dogs make better pets than wolves. Now, a new study led by researchers at Duke University spells […]
Great video on the biology of the Octopus! Quick and straight to the point by Real Science! Super smart animals! Read this recent article how an octopus outsmarts humans in experiments.
Together with colleagues from the Alfred Wegener Institute and the Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute, Senckenberg scientists Serena Abel and Angelika Brandt examined sediment samples from the Kuril-Kamchatka Trench for the presence of microplastics. In their study, which was recently published in Environmental Pollution, the researchers show that 1 […]
In a remote area of northwest Greenland, an international team of scientists has made a stunning discovery, buried beneath a kilometer of ice. It’s a meteor impact crater, 300 meters deep and bigger than Paris or the Beltway around Washington, DC. It is one of the 25 largest […]
Sharks are some of the animal kingdom’s most feared hunters, thanks to a special sixth sense. There are two ways that animals use electroreception. They either use their own electric currents and sense how those currents bounce back to interpret their surroundings. Or they pick up the electric […]
Scientists have new evidence that Earth’s many periodic mass extinctions follow a cycle of about 27 million years, connecting the five major mass extinctions with more minor ones occurring throughout Earth’s life-fostering timespan. The artificial intelligence analysis could also shift how evolutionary scientists think about the aftermath of mass […]