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New Study Reveals How A New Zealand Tree Stays Alive

In a New Zealand forest, the trunk of a tree, with the naked eye, remains alive by clinging to the roots of neighboring trees, exchanging water and resources through the grafted root system. That is the conclusion of a study published in iScience, which details how the surrounding trees keep the trunk alive, possibly in exchange for access …

A Strange Infection Threatens The Reefs

At the beginning of the year, divers watching the coral reefs near St. Thomas, in the Virgin Islands, noticed alarming white lesions feeding on the colorful fabric of the labyrinthine corals of Flat Cay. They are injuries caused by a deadly disease that is expanding unstoppably across the Caribbean. A day after the observation of this …

The Fear Of Snakes And Spiders Could Be Innate

Are we really afraid of these animals because culture and our environment have taught us to have it? Is it something that is born with us? Perhaps. At least that is the conclusion reached by a team from the Max Planck Institute in Germany, specializing in cognitive and brain sciences, which used the reactions of …

Why Are Some Eggs Circular And Some Rectangular?

The largest known insect egg is that of the Bolboleaus hiaticollis borer beetle. Its width is approximately the nail of a little finger. The smallest egg is attributed to the Platygaster vernalis wasp and measures half the width of the thinnest human hair recorded. A team of researchers from Harvard University have found eight different sizes of insect eggs and a …