Discovery Environment Natural Phenomena Travel

Make a Wish Upon the Stars at Japan’s Hoshizuna-no-Hama Beach

Hoshizuna-no-Hama beach is a beautiful natural wonder located on Iriomote Island in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The beach is known for its unique star-shaped sand, which is made up of the shells of tiny marine organisms called Foraminifera. These organisms have a star-like shape, which gives the sand its distinctive appearance (called Baclogypsina sphaerulata). The beach […]

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The Baobab Tree: Africa’s Iconic Tree and Its Lesser-Known Secrets

The baobab tree, also known as Adansonia, is a unique and fascinating tree that is native to the African continent. These iconic trees can be found in various parts of Africa, including Madagascar, Senegal, Tanzania, and Botswana, among others. The baobab tree is known for its distinctive appearance, with a large, swollen trunk and branches […]

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Memory Without a Brain? Sliced-Off Flatworm Heads Retain Memories, Say Biologists

Planarian flatworms are small, flat-bodied freshwater invertebrates known for their remarkable regenerative abilities. With a distinctive elongated body shape covered in cilia, these animals range in size from just a few millimeters to several centimeters in length. They have a simple nervous system, primitive “eyespots,” and a single opening that serves as both a mouth […]

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