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.
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.
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.
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).
Entomologists in Thailand discovered a new species of electric blue tarantula in the south of the country, which they called an enchanting phenomenon.
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.
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.
Nature never ceases to amaze us: from the albino gorilla named Snowflake, a dog named Narwhal who was born with a small tail on its forehead, the unmistakable pink manta ray of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, a spotted zebra in the Maasai Mara and now, a giraffe without spots.
No one can deny that one of the pleasures of summer is lying on a beach listening to the purring of the waves in the background, while you feel the heat of the Sun on your body. It is a moment of calm and relaxation that also results in a beautiful tan on your skin, much desired by many in these hot months. Well, yes, as long as you have protected your skin and it is not damaged with painful and harmful burns.
This month of August reserves us an extremely rare astronomical spectacle, since coupled with the occurrence of the unusual phenomenon of the blue moon, this will be accompanied by two supermoons.
An upcoming mission to the International Space Station (ISS) will carry brain cells that will be grown in microgravity to become tiny, simplified 3D models of the human brain.
Lack of sleep can have a number of negative health effects, including cognitive problems as it affects attention, concentration, memory and overall performance. It can be harder to focus on tasks, process information, and make decisions.