By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Russian scientists brought to life a plant which had been frozen for more than 30,000 years. The research team from the Russian Institute of Cell Biophysics regenerated the silene stenophylia plant from the plant´s tissue discovered in the Siberian permafrost. The plant tissue...
By: Loredana Ghitescu
Contrary to popular belief, being deaf does not always entail a dramatic drop in living standards. The pretty normal lives many deaf animals lead stand as living proof ofhow heightened survival instincts and well-channeled intrinsic attributes can offset hearing loss. Hearing loss in animals is...
By: Sun Meilan
If you’ve wondered where honeybees have disappeared to during the last few years, or have noticed a number of them lying dead when going out for a walk, scientists now believe they have found the answer – the bees are being poisoned by insecticides...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Wolf lichen (Letharia vulpina) is a toxic lichen. Wolf lichen is a yellow-green fungus that grows on trees and rocks. People often confuse this lichen with moss which it is not. Wolf lichen grows on incense cedar bark. It grows mostly in the boreal forests...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Robocilia is a manmade cilia and a tool for studying embryonic development. The cilia is a mix of window caulking and copolymers pulled into filaments. Natural cilia are hair-like particles that give movement to organisms. This is an early scientific development and many more uses...
By: Jeffrey Graf
The Hayflick limit proposes that somatic cells, the cells of the body, cannot divide indefinitely. The Hayflick limit remains a foundation in the theory of natural cancer defenses, as well as studies of aging. In the case of cancer theory, cancer can be thought of...
By: Paul Rance
Dinosaurs could be said to still in the world, but just under a different name. Though it's universally accepted that the dinosaurs were wiped out 65 million years ago, some animals, birds, reptiles and fish can provide a living glimpse of what dinosaurs would have...
The Witch's Hat mushroom, Hygrocybe conica
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Foragers are an interesting and very talented group of people. They learn to search the forests and land for food. It is important for foragers to know what is safe to consume. Mushrooms are a favorite for many foragers. It is important to be able...
By: Kimberly Napier
Darlingtonia califonica, also known as the California Pitcher plant, the Cobra Plant or the Cobra Lily, is the only plant listed under the Darlingtonia genus. It is listed as an uncommon plant because it is so difficult to find. William D. Brackenridge first discovered the...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Seaweeds are aquatic plants like kelp and algae that thrive in saline ocean waters. Seaweed has been touted as a weapon in the war on aging skin, a replacement for seafood, a way to improve the qualities and texture of foods, and is now the...

 

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