Human eyes are well-designed to see objects using light transmitted through air, but not through water, because light travels at a different speed through the two media. However, intertidal-dwelling marine mollusks called chitons can see equally well in both environments. How did they acquire this unusual ability?
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Phosphorus present in human feces can be used in basic food crops such as wheat
Extreme weather conditions are predicted on a global scale as experts come to terms with the latest details emerging from the La Niña event, climate-changing ocean temperature alterations which follow El Niño and affect vast swathes of our planet on an intercontinental scale.
It turns out that the propensity to purchase essential goods “as a reserve” is not common only for the residents of the former USSR. Western Europe, spoiled by a surplus, is now also faced with this phenomenon. Instead of Russian buckwheat, traditional salt, matches and toilet paper, the local citizens are sweeping filament bulbs off […]
A group of physicists from the United States and Japan argued that, according to their calculations, there is a 50% probability that the time will “cease to flow” in the next 3.7 billion years. However, other theorists are extremely skeptical about their conclusions, calling the authors “sophists.”