Researchers from Cambridge University claim that sheep are considerably smarter than we have previously believed. Image credits The new research was recently published in the journal PLoS ONE. Neuroscientist Professor Jenny Morton herded a flock of Welsh mountain sheep and presented them with variously-coloured buckets, only one of which contained nosh. Fascinating, the sheep were
According to a new study, a tiny marine snail emits its green glow which it uses to scare away predators. Image credits Scientists at UC San Diego suspect that Hinea brasiliana, a type of clusterwink snail, uses the bioluminescence to create the illusion of a bigger animal than it really is whenever potential predators approach.
A discovery made by Environmental Working Group have found that hexavalent chromium, also known as chromium-6, a probable carcinogen, is present in the tap water of 31 out of 35 U.S. cities tested, or 89 %. 25 of those cities had levels that were higher than a health goal proposed in California, which has been
Researchers at the University of South Florida and the University of Alabama have found that teeth-like scales on sharks’ skin, nearly invisible to the human eye, make them better hunters by allowing them to change directions while moving at full speed. Amy Lang, aerospace engineer, presented her team’s study at the American Physical Society’s Division
A new study led by Spanish researchers shows that consumption of caffeine and glucose at the same time could supercharge the brain functions. The team of researchers at the University of Barcelona in Spain discovered that the combination of glucose and caffeine give your brain a boost by aiding in attention and memory. The study
A new research found that drinking green tea and eating purple fruits could help the body to fight Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis. The foods, such as blueberries, act by soaking up a harmful iron compounds. The study from Professor Douglas Kell at the University of Manchester, published in the journal Archives of Toxicology, suggests
A new study found mercury consumption increases homosexual tendencies in birds. The seven-year UF study was led by Peter Frederick, wildlife ecology and conservation professor. Frederick directed the study to confirm the assumptions that increased mercury consumption could negatively effect the number of chicks the birds produced. Frederick and his team captured 160 young white
A new study showed that African nations can produce enough food to feed a growing population within a generation, despite extra strains from climate change. According to the study, Africa can break dependence on food imports. “Africa can feed itself,” said an international study led by Harvard University and development scientist Calestous Juma. “And it