Alex timeline RSSAlex timeline RSS2019-12-07T05:24:27+0000<![CDATA[Alex added new site]]>We all know about the typical American Christmas trappings—Santa, the tree, fruitcake, etc. But what about traditions elsewhere in the world that might seem a little strange? Traditions like the Swedes watching the same Donald Duck cartoon each year, the Japanese devouring KFC, or Austria’s “bad Santa”... Full Article >>

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<![CDATA[Alex added new site]]>Some plants emit “ultrasonic clicks” inaudible to the human ear when under life-threatening stress, a new study has found. Recordings reveal each sound contains information about a plant’s current state of being. “These findings can alter the way we think about the Plant Kingdom, which has been considered to be almost silent until now,” write the study authors in a paper available to read on preprint server bioRxiv. The findings have not been published in a journal nor have they been certified by peer review, but the researchers say that their findings add to the scientific understanding of plant evolution and ecology around the world. Full Article >>

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<![CDATA[Alex added new site]]>North American birds are getting smaller, a study in Ecology Letters has found, and scientists think the climate crisis is to blame. Researchers from the University of Michigan and the Field Museum in Chicago studied 70,716 dead birds from 52 different species, including sparrows, thrushes and warblers, that were collected between 1978 and 2016. Full Article >>

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<![CDATA[Alex added new site]]>A trio of researchers with the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, the Hebrew University and Tiergarten Schönbrunn, Maxingstrasse, has found that giant tortoises are not only trainable, but have long memories. In their paper published in the journal Animal Cognition, Tamar Gutnick, Anton Weissenbacher and Michael Kuba describe training exercises they carried out with the huge tortoises and what they learned from them. Full Article >>

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<![CDATA[Alex added new site]]>Researchers have successfully reproduced the electrical properties of biological neurons onto semiconductor implantable chips. The new artificial neurons could play a critical role in curing chronic neurological diseases. Full Article >>

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