Tuesday, January 31, 2023
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The Fungus That Can Control the Minds of Ants

Imagine a fungus that can infect an ant, take control of its behavior, and ultimately kill it. This might sound like a science fiction story, but it is actually a real phenomenon that occurs in nature. The fungus in question is called Ophiocordyceps unilateralis, and it specifically infects and kills ants. The fungus infects the […]

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Unearthing the Value of Woodlice in a Healthy Ecosystem

Oniscidae, also known as woodlice or roly-poly bugs, are a family of terrestrial crustaceans that belong to the order Isopoda. They are commonly found in damp environments, such as leaf litter and rotting wood, and are known for their ability to roll into a tight ball as a defense mechanism. These crustaceans have a wide […]

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Kingfisher’s terrific diving & fishing shots [with videos]

kingfisher, any of about 90 species of birds in three families (Alcedinidae, Halcyonidae, and Cerylidae), noted for their spectacular dives into water. They are worldwide in distribution but are chiefly tropical. They are most famous for diving and hunting fish, and some species do specialise in catching fish, but other species take crustaceans, frogs and other […]

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ARTICLE | Harvard unveils MRI Study Proving Meditation Literally Rebuilds The Brain’s Gray Matter In 8 Weeks

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]est subjects taking part in an 8-week program of mindfulness meditation showed results that astonished even the most experienced neuroscientists at Harvard University.  The study was led by a Harvard-affiliated team of researchers based at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the team’s MRI scans documented for the very first time in medical history how meditation produced […]

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