Posts tagged: science
Members of the earthworm stampede committee finally agree on a date to go rampaging through city streets.
“Earthworms form herds and make “group decisions”, scientists have discovered.
The earthworms use touch to communicate and influence each other’s behaviour, according to research published in the journal Ethology.
By doing so the worms collectively decide to travel in the same direction as part of a single herd.
The striking behaviour, found in the earthworm Eisenia fetida, is [...]
Sad, sad, sad…..
“In an unusual last-minute edit that has drawn flak from the White House and science educators, a federal advisory committee omitted data on American’s knowledge of evolution and the big bang from a key report. The data shows that Americans are far less likely than the rest of the world to accept that [...]
From Robert Krulwich at NPR:
“A lot of folks get stumped when they hear the word “universes,” the plural. A universe sounds like it means everything there is and since common sense tells you there can't be more than “everything there is,” universe should remain a singular. A one and only.
But what if….? say the quantum [...]
Mass death among baby right whales has experts scrambling to figure out the puzzle behind the largest great whale die-off on record.
Observers have found 308 dead whales in the waters around Peninsula Valdes along Argentina's Patagonian Coast since 2005. Almost 90 percent of those deaths represent whale calves less than 3 months old, and the [...]