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zebra and quagga mussels were first found in the USA's great lakes in the late 1980s, causing great damage to their new ecostsyems. The post students use invasive species of mussels to create beautiful blue glass appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
While much of the world is focused on COVID-19, it’s easy to forget that other deadly viruses are out there. Now, researchers have tested a novel vaccine candidate for Ebola in animals, which doesn’t contain live vectors and appears to be effective against all four species of the virus that infect humans.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Ebola, Virus, Vaccines
Forget space – the oceans are Earth’s final frontier. Even after centuries of exploration we’re still only just scratching the surface of what lives down there. The latest case in point is a diving expedition off the coast of Western Australia, which has discovered up to 30 new species plus what may be the longest animal ever recorded.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Species, Ocean, Animals
The human family tree is being shuffled around again. A new study suggests that Homo erectus existed 100,000 to 200,000 years earlier than previously thought, meaning they lived alongside species they were once thought to have descended from.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Human, Evolution, South Africa, Africa, La Trobe University, Fossils, New Atlas Audio
A super-keen 22-year-old Australian spider enthusiast has identified and named seven new species of extraordinary Peacock Spider in the Maratus genus. Famed for their psychedelic color schemes and funky courtship dances, they're a visual feast for arachnophiles and arachnophobes alike.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Spiders
It turns out that there still are new things under the sun – or in this case, under the water. Scientists have recently discovered not one but two previously-unknown species of the six-gill sawshark, which is itself rarely seen.Continue ReadingCategory: Biology, ScienceTags: Sharks, Newcastle University
In 2012 Lonesome George passed away, and the Pinta Island tortoise was declared extinct. But now, genetic studies have revealed that tortoises on neighboring islands carry on the lineage – and hint that surviving members may be hiding somewhere.
Spiders may seem like they sit on top of the food chain in the bug world, but they’re vulnerable to an even worse fate: parasitic wasps that infect and essentially “zombify” them. And now, researchers have discovered 15 new species of these wasps.
Gauging the maximum lifespan of wild animals can be difficult, as scientists are limited to examining whichever creatures they capture. Now, however, researchers have developed a method of determining a species' natural lifespan, based on its DNA.
the installation serves as a reminder of the environmental implications across a global scale together with the great diversity of the natural world. The post botanical tapestry by vanessa barragão depicts threatened species across world map appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine. is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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