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Fighting squid reveal an evolutionary purpose of pain

Pain may be unpleasant, but it’s also important. It keeps us from continuing to do things that damage our bodies. In fact, people who are born without normal pain sensitivity often harm themselves unwittingly.<p>But when you grab a hot coffee cup and burn your hand only slightly, it can sting for …

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New Images From The Deep Ocean

On May 1, NOAA scientists completed a three-week exploration of the ocean floor. Here's a glorious breakdown of what they saw.<p>We spent much of April glued to a livestream of the deep ocean, filmed from a remotely operated vehicle piloted by researchers aboard the Okeanos Explorer. The expedition …

Toothy Fish With Jutting Jaw Confounds Science

The fish's jaw is similar to that of a bulldog.<p>A newfound catfish from India doesn't look so remarkable from the outside, besides its prominent whiskers. Its size--slightly smaller than an average human pinkie finger--is unexceptional. And it is rarely seen, known to live in water deep underground, …

Scientists discover world's oldest sperm

Fossilised sperm found in 17 million-year-old ancient crustaceans in Australia<p>The world's oldest fossilised sperm has been discovered in 17 million-year-old remnants of ancient crustaceans unearthed in northern Australia.<p>The sperm was discovered in a cave in the state of Queensland and appears to …

VIDEO: See a Thought Move Through a Living Fish’s Brain

You may have never seen a zebrafish in person. But take a look at the zebrafish in the short video above and you’ll get to see something previously …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Scientists discover how parasite wreaks havoc by nibbling at intestines

The gruesome means by which a parasite wreaks havoc in the human body has been laid bare for the first time by researchers who filmed the bug in action at the end of a microscope.<p>Infections of <i>Entamoeba histolytica</i> can trigger intestinal ulcers, gut inflammation and life-threatening diarrhoea in …

Company Plans To Make Paper Towels And Diapers Out Of Jellyfish

Gird thy loins with jellyfish, child.<p>In many places, like beaches in Israel, there are too many jellyfish, nourished by rising ocean temperatures and acidity. Besides stinging swimmers in that country and worldwide, they can cause other thorny problems, like recently clogging the intake pipes of a …

Gut-Eating Amoeba Caught On Film

Most of us have heard of the brain-eating amoeba. You know, the little guy that crops up in neti pots and backyard swimming holes every now and then.<p>Now let me introduce you to its cousin: the gut-eating amoeba.<p>This nasty critter can wreak havoc in your intestinal tract and cause a dreadful case of …

Scientists discover the protein interaction that triggers conception

Scientists may have discovered the key to mammalian fertilization: the interaction between two proteins, Izumo and Juno, located on the surface of sperm and eggs, respectively. The finding, published in a mouse study today in the journal <i>Nature</i>, closes a gap in our understanding of how mammals …

Baboons With 2 Hearts & Pigs With Human DNA

Jun 10, 2018<br>9:54 PM<p>More than 20 years have passed since epic eight-hour play on the AIDS crisis, “Angels in America,” first premiered in 1993, but the LGBTQ community it honors continues to face struggles, said Andrew Garfield when accepting a Tony Award for his role in the show.<p>Jun 10, 2018<br>9:01 …

Wasps Are Here to Save Us from the Great Lime Shortage

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture is expanding efforts to save limes. Their secret weapon: a tiny, …

Daniel Zvereff: Arkhangelsk, Russia

<i>Daniel Zvereff is a freelance designer, illustrator and photographer. He travels to the far corners of the world documenting his journeys through</i> …

Incredible Macro Photography of Tiny Spiders Staring Directly at You

Monstrosities are sometimes a matter of perception, and even more so of visual perspective. Photographer Jimmy Kong demonstrates this as he has …