Category «Biology»

Will We Be The Only Primates On The Planet?

World consumption of food and natural resources, together with an increasingly globalized economy, has created an expanding international market for agricultural products. This growth produces an increase in the area of ​​deforestation. The available evidence indicates that between 2001 and 2015, 1.6 million kilometers of forest were lost in the tropics due to human activities and that …

Research Asks: How Do Fish Hold Their Breath?

The discovery of several fish from the Chaunacidae family that hold their breath underwater for up to four minutes has been very interesting. A group of researchers from Dickinson College and Howard University, in the United States, observed the strange behavior while reviewing videos recorded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientific agency. Fish breathe …

Why Do Dogs Tilt Their Head?

Surely the scene is familiar to you: while you talk to your dog affectionately, he or she tilts their head to look at you. And that usually makes us melt … But why do they do this gesture? According to a study by the American Psychological Association, 60% of dogs move or tilt their heads regularly when we …

First Albino Panda Discovered

It all happened in mid-April, but until this Saturday the Chinese authorities did not communicate it officially. In the Wolong National Nature Reserve (Sichuan Province, China), about 2,000 meters high, an infrared camera captured the presence of a giant albino panda. According to statements by the University of Beijing scientist, Li Sheng, “never before has any giant albino panda ever …

Amazing New Life Discovered

A group of scientists, led by Rachel Collin, have found a group of microscopic creatures that could be totally new to science. The small obstacle they face is to determine what type of animal they have discovered, since they are larvae that look completely different in their adult stage. The little known animals in question are called …

Mysterious Sea Creatures Trapped In Amber Discovered

If Jurassic Park taught us something, it is that velocirraptores learn quickly to open doors and that mosquitoes can remain fossilized for more than 100 million years in amber. What they didn’t tell in the mythical Spielberg movie is that, rarely and exceptionally, you can find traces of marine life also trapped in amber. What we …

Why Are Chimpanzees Stronger Than Humans?

Previous research in this field suggested that the strength of Chimpanzees was related to mechanical aspects of the muscles, but thanks to the work done in 2017 by a team from the University of Arizona Medical College (Phoenix) a completely new path was opened. Directed by Dr. Matthew C. O’Neill, he focused on investigating the …

Why Do Cats Purr?

A study by the University of Keele has allowed us to identify what cats want to convey when they purr and have concluded that there are different types according to their needs, the activity they are doing and the relationship they have with other cats. This is stated by Jan Hoole, leader of this research: “The analysis of …

Can A Mosquito Help Hunt Humans?

The detective Gil Grissom of CSI Las Vegas was obsessed with insects and bugs. As an expert entomologist, he always provided in each chapter of this American series a valid reason for how these species could help him and his team solve a murder case. And it is in front of the inert body of …

Can Mosquitoes Smell Human Sweat?

How do mosquitoes know that they are biting a human or an animal? Is it sweat that we give off a way to identify? A group of researchers from the Miami Tropical Genetics Laboratory has discovered an olfactory receptor in their antennae that could help them know if we are human enough to “bite.” To understand it, …