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Ecology - Rules for Living on Earth: Crash Course Biology #40

1,400+ new marine creatures identified last year

A global effort to create a consolidated inventory of all existing sea life announced the results of eight years of work.<p>The World Register of Marine …

How hibernating animals could help fight Alzheimer's disease

Leicester University has found that the protein RBM3 helps restore brain activity when animals wake up from hibernation, and could be a treatmement for people with dementia<p>A protein which protects hibernating animals during lengthy spells of sleeping could be the key to fighting Alzheimer’s …

5 Weird Things That Have Fallen From the Sky

1. MEAT<p>In 1876, a woman was making soap in her yard in Kentucky when small flakes of meat started falling from the sky. Two men who tasted the goods …

8 Weird Things You Never Knew About Your Eyebrows

Find out why they're on your face in the first place—and more<p><i>By Natasha Burton for Daily Makeover</i><p>Many of us spend a lot of time (and money!) maintaining our eyebrows, from waxing to plucking to threading to filling them in. Most people, however, don’t know just why we have these arched patches of …

How a DVD Case Killed a Whale

The number of whales and dolphins harmed by floating marine debris seems to be on the rise.<p>In August of 2014, biologists from the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center Stranding Response Team were notified of an unusual sighting in the Elizabeth River, a busy, industrial tributary of the …