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<snip> It’s big, it’s old and it lives under the sea — and now an international research collaboration with The University of Western Australia’s Ocean’s Institute has confirmed that an ancient seagrass holds the secrets of the oldest living organism … Continue reading
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…a fad for hermits swept 18th-century England. It was believed that hermits radiated kindness and thoughtfulness, so advertisements were placed in newspapers for “ornamental hermits” who were lax in grooming and willing to sleep in caves on the country estates … Continue reading
A good article, of which here are some excerpts: ……most scientists now feel they can say with confidence that some animals process information and express emotions in ways that are accompanied by conscious mental experience. They agree that animals, from … Continue reading
Wowee! How did I miss this story? The Story of One Whale Who Tried to Bridge the Linguistic Divide Between Animals and Humans | Science | Smithsonian
Read all about it here: The fish that lives in a sea cucumber anus – Australian Geographic What’s the hanky code for that?
We humans think we’re pretty tough, but we’ve got nothing on some recently discovered life lurking around in the crystal caves of Chihuahua, Mexico. The caves – part of the the Naica lead, silver and zinc mine – are remarkable … Continue reading