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Why Butterflies & Bees Drink Crocodile Tears
Photo by Carlos de la Rosa, Organization for Tropical Studies
The encounter between the insects, a Julia butterfly (Dryas iulia) and a bee (Centris sp.), and the spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus) lasted more than 15 minutes, as the reptile placidly permitted the insects to sip from its eyes as it basked on a log.
Young Blood Recharges Brains of Old Mice
Credit: © mgkuijpers / Fotolia
Exposing older mice to young mouse blood has reversed some effects of aging on the brain. All we can say is.. Wow!
The 10 Weirdest Calculations You Can Make Online Right Now
It would take 88.88 cups of coffee in one sitting to put most of our staff members down – we will have to keep that in mind when the Symposium comes around!
These Are Some of the Oldest Living Things on Earth
“The very oldest living things on the planet, scientists believe, are Actinobacteria that have inhabited underground permafrost in Siberia for up to 600,000 years. But ancient life survives on every continent, from 5,500-year-old Antarctic mosses, to a 100,000-year-old Mediterranean sea grass meadow, to 12,000-year-old creosote bushes in the Mojave desert, to the Tasmanian lomatia, a 43,600-year-old tree so endangered that only a single individual exists.”
The ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment
The High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment consists of four cameras that have been attached outside of the ISS. The cameras point down at Earth at all times, which makes for some breathtaking images.
Are we missing out on the truly joyous moments of life when we are too caught up in technology? This is one beautiful poem that speaks to the heart of what is missing from our culture.