A man inadvertently sparked panic after sharing creepy photos which people compared to something out of War of the Worlds. Jan Vorster, from Still Bay, Western Cape, South Africa, took a snap on the beach and shared it on Facebook, hoping to raise awareness of environmental issues. However, his photos ended up creating confusion and fear instead after they were … [Read more...] about Dad Causes a Stir When He Captures ‘War Of The Worlds Aliens’ Emerging From The Sea
Natural Phenomenon Causes Hummingbird Wings to Turn into Tiny Rainbows
In an effort to understand what makes one species functionally eternal, researchers have just matched its DNA to that of its mortal relatives. There is immortality, but you have to be a jellyfish, not a deity or a vampire, to obtain it. Additionally, Turritopsis dohrnii, a species of cnidarian, is the only one known to have discovered the key to eternal life. The DNA of T. … [Read more...] about Natural Phenomenon Causes Hummingbird Wings to Turn into Tiny Rainbows
What Causes Certain Animals to Become Cannibalistic?
Study finds good reasons to go after your comrades—and some bad ones, too Jay Rosenheim had no clue his team's strategy to defend California's cotton crops would spark a cannibalism epidemic. Faced with the ever-destructive cotton aphids—a tiny ravenous green insect that sucks sap from crops, leaving moldy waste and a slew of deadly viruses in their wake—he and his … [Read more...] about What Causes Certain Animals to Become Cannibalistic?
A Gigantic Tortoise Escape Causes a Two-Hour Train Delay in The United Kingdom
A gigantic tortoise caused a two-hour train delay that left passengers traveling from Norwich to Stanstead Airport perplexed and irate. Clyde, a gigantic tortoise, had vanished on Sunday from the Swallow Aquatics Center in East Harling. He appeared to have been hurt after being struck by a train when he was discovered on the railroad tracks. The train was stopped owing … [Read more...] about A Gigantic Tortoise Escape Causes a Two-Hour Train Delay in The United Kingdom
We Now Understand Why Naval Sonar Causes Mass Strandings Of Whales
Scientists have known for decades that naval sonar had a negative influence on marine life. The sound is so loud that marine mammals will swim hundreds of miles, dive to incredible depths, or even beach themselves to escape the deafening din. Beaked whales, in particular, are prone to stranding as a result of sonar. The reason for this is explained in a new review paper … [Read more...] about We Now Understand Why Naval Sonar Causes Mass Strandings Of Whales