A team of scientists from the University of Roehampton (UK) has determined that the upper limit of critical temperature for human survival is in the range of 40°C to 50°C, reports Neuroscience News.
Beyond the comics, a poisonous spider bite can be very painful and even fatal. But when it comes to the Australian funnel-web spider, everything gets worse if you make it angry.
An international group of scientists has revealed why some animals became giants after the extinction of the dinosaurs, which occurred 66 million years ago, in an article published this week in the journal Science.
The Italian historian Silvano Vinceti says that the bridge represented in the famous portrait of the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci is that of Romito di Laterina, in the province of Arezzo. The enigmatic bridge is visible to the right of the canvas, behind the Mona Lisa, and its identity has stirred heated debates for centuries.
Pinar del Río, April 19.-Some 500 hectares of forests have been affected so far by the forest fire that has hit the Mantua municipality of Pinar del Río since last Friday.
How do dogs see the world? It is no mystery that their vision is very different from ours, but its particularities are more difficult to detect if it is not through behavioral studies.
A recent study has determined that the neck of a sauropod that lived in the territory of present-day China reached more than 15 meters in length.
Without a doubt, the most defining characteristic of our planet is the presence of water. If we want to be strictly precise, the presence of water in a liquid state. Without it, life as we know it would be unimaginable; and without it, the future of our species on other hypothetical future habitable worlds would be inconceivable.
A group of paleontologists from American scientific institutions published in the journal PeerJ evidence suggesting that some species of fossilized sponges from the middle Cambrian period, known as 'Brooksella alternata', are actually silica rocks that were formed from non-biological processes.
In 1892, the English anthropologist Francis Galton proposed 40 characteristic features for the classification of fingerprints. The fingerprints are so different from each other that he would estimate that the chance of any two humans having the same ones was one in 64 billion, a figure that far exceeds the world's population.
It was the third century AD. C. and those who enlisted in the army were prohibited from getting married, under the belief that they would thus enjoy better performance. In this scenario, the priest Valentin dared to unite couples in love, which eventually cost him a death sentence.
London, Feb 1st.- A fossilized fish of 319 million years, extracted from a coal mine in England more than a century ago, reveals the oldest example of a well-preserved vertebrate brain, published the journal Nature.