Category «Nature»

The Tiger Population In India Has Grown

The new local census of wild tigers in India, published this week, cannot be more encouraging. Its population today is 30% higher than just four years ago. Even so, human activity is about to kill the biggest cat in the world, capable of reaching 300 kilograms. There are only a few thousand left in the …

First Results In On Underwater Grasslands

Water management promoted by local, national and European administrations could be giving its first results in underwater grasslands in Europe, according to a study involving CSIC, published in the journal Nature Communications. The study attributes the recovery to management actions to improve water quality, but also highlights that a third of these ecosystems have disappeared due to …

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 …

Malaysian Tapir’s In Dire Risk Of Extinction

The birth of a Malay tapir at Chester Zoo in the United Kingdom has become an event. This mammal is the only tapir that does not live in the Americas and is in danger of extinction. The young arrived in the world last Thursday, July 18, with only 5 kilos, after a 13 month pregnancy. Sarah Roffe, director of …

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 …

German Researches Study How Birds Synchronise Their Songs

If we look at a white-browed, male or female sparrow weaver, when he starts his melody we will see that one of his companions is immediately incorporated to sing a duet together. They make them in perfect tune. A team led by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen (Germany) wanted to study …

Studies Examine What Would Happen If All Cats Dissapeared

You may be a lover of these little cats or be completely indifferent. No matter which side you lean on, the reality is that you should be grateful that cats exist. According to Alan Beck from Purdue University, cats are expert predators and when necessary (due to changes in the ecosystem, abandonment, modification of the source of …

Climate Change Threatens Koalas

Usually, a koala covers its water needs with the leaves it eats, often from eucalyptus, but with current climatic conditions this has begun to be insufficient. Australian scientists say that these animals face, like other species, an increasingly hard survival due to climate change. The myth that koalas do not need to drink water is dismantled, according …