Category: Living

  • Adapting…

    Adapting…

    Researchers tried to assess the effect of a new road to the local turtle populations. “It turns out that turtles liked to hang out (a lot) in fun places like thick patches of greenbrier and multiflora rose,” says Weigand, one of the researchers. “Overall, we found that turtles at both roadless and roadside sites used […]

  • Why people suffer? – Call for philosophical essays

    Humans are averted to suffering. We do not wish to ache or cry. Yet, life is full of pain. Why? Of what use is that pain? How could good people suffer while others are spared the day? Is there a plan behind all this or are we just trying to discover meaning where there is […]

  • Light. Low light. Essence.

    Light. Low light. Essence.

    It was a puzzle about birds. Migratory birds are known to rely on Earth’s magnetic field to help them navigate the globe. And it was suspected that a protein called cryptochrome, which is sensitive to blue light, was making it possible for birds to do this. Yet many of these animals are also known to […]

  • Clouds…

    Clouds…

    In a major first, scientists have detected water vapor and possibly even liquid water clouds that rain in the atmosphere of a strange exoplanet that lies in the habitable zone of its host star about 110 light-years from Earth. (1) Clouds far far away. But how can we detect clouds? How can we detect rain […]

  • Do not be envious! (There is nothing to be envy about…)

    Do not be envious! (There is nothing to be envy about…)

    People look up at presidents as if they are special. People look up at CEOs as if they are special. People look up at leaders of states as if they are special. But all these persons are just humans. And the truth is that you are special as well! It is all a matter of […]