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 …

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 …

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 …

The Last Sumatran Rhino Has Died

With the death of Tam, the last Sumatran rhinoceros in Malaysia, another nail is stuck in the coffin of this species. Now, there is only one Sumatran rhino named Iman in the country, ending efforts to produce offspring. Tam fell ill at the end of April, losing his appetite and energy. On Monday, May 27, the 30-year-old …

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 …

Do Trees Shrink?

Trees always seem to be upright. But it is not entirely true since, at nightfall, they shrink. This has been demonstrated by a study by researchers at the Center for Ecological Research in Tihany, in Hungary. Experts scanned several trees in Finland and Austria, and found that they languished when daylight began to disappear. The branches and leaves …