Categoria Curious

 Charles Darwin's lost library now available to the public
Charles Darwin's lost library now available to the public

To commemorate the 215th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth, researchers involved in the Darwin Online project have published a 300-page catalogue, containing the 7,350 titles and 13,000 volumes that made up the British scientist's library.

Possible traces of life on ancient lake on Mars
Possible traces of life on ancient lake on Mars

An international group of researchers identified the presence of ancient lake sediments deposited by water at the base of the Jezero crater floor, located on the western edge of the Isidis Planitia plain, north of the equator of Mars, the University of California reported this Friday. in Los Angeles, United States.

Animals adopt nocturnal habits to avoid man
Animals adopt nocturnal habits to avoid man

Animals become most active between dusk and dawn to escape human disturbance, a study from the University of Minnesota School of Biological Sciences found.

Five habits to be happier, according to science
Five habits to be happier, according to science

"What is happiness?" is a question whose answer depends on the subject being asked. Freud, for example, believed that this state of mind is "the result of satisfying accumulated needs that have reached a high level of tension," while, much earlier, Aristotle considered that it was entirely possible to achieve it by combining the external goods of the body and of the soul.

Scientists discover correlation between climate and speech loudness
Scientists discover correlation between climate and speech loudness

Ambient temperature has a significant influence on the loudness of speech, according to a group of scientists from Germany and China in an article published in the December issue of the journal PNAS Nexus.

Do animals have imagination?
Do animals have imagination?

Imagination, that faculty that allows us to create worlds in our minds, is not exclusive to human beings. Recent studies suggest that animals can also harbor forms of imagination and that they have the ability to mentally navigate and subjectively experience virtual worlds that open the doors to new forms of learning in a similar way to humans.

Mammal from the time of the dinosaurs rediscovered
Mammal from the time of the dinosaurs rediscovered

A scientific team led by researchers from the University of Oxford filmed a live specimen of an egg-laying mammal, considered extinct 60 years ago, in the Cyclops Mountains of Indonesia.

Ancient frozen landscape under Antarctica
Ancient frozen landscape under Antarctica

Throughout the time of our planet's existence, a large number of changes have occurred that, together, have transformed the appearance of the Earth multiple times. Scientists know this well, but the ability to be surprised by discoveries along these lines has not diminished.

Secrets about the durability of Mayan and Roman constructions (+ Photos)
Secrets about the durability of Mayan and Roman constructions (+ Photos)

Various scientific studies have revealed the ingredients that were mixed in buildings built by engineers and masons of the Romans, Mayans and other ancient civilizations and that are responsible for their preservation for millennia, reports The Associated Press (AP).

New species of electric blue tarantula discovered (+ Photos)
New species of electric blue tarantula discovered (+ Photos)

Entomologists in Thailand discovered a new species of electric blue tarantula in the south of the country, which they called an enchanting phenomenon.

Nazca mummies presented as extraterrestrials spark controversy
Nazca mummies presented as extraterrestrials spark controversy

The Nazca mummies presented in the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico as if they were extraterrestrial beings seem not to be and have unleashed a dull controversy that includes Peru.

Russian scientists create lightweight, durable concrete using coconut shells
Russian scientists create lightweight, durable concrete using coconut shells

A new concrete composition based on coconut shell was created by scientists from the Don State Technical University. The production process is 15 percent cheaper than traditional analogues, and the material is characterized by greater lightness. The results were published in the journal Materials.