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Animals fake death for long periods to escape predators

Many animals feign death to try to escape their predators, with some individuals in prey species remaining motionless, if in danger, for extended lengths of time......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgMar 3rd, 2021

Blow flies may be the answer to monitoring the environment non-invasively

They say you are what you eat; that's the case for every living thing, whether it's humans, animals, insects, or plants, thanks to stable isotopes found within......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 50 min. ago

Gigantic flying pterosaurs had spoked vertebrae to support their "ridiculously long" necks

Little is known about azhdarchid pterosaurs, gigantic flying reptiles with impressive wingspans of up to 12 meters. Cousins of dinosaurs and the largest animals ever to fly, they first appeared in the fossil record in the Late Triassic about 225 mill.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 18 min. ago

Vietnam-based healthcare booking app Docosan gets $1M seed funding led by AppWorks

Based in Ho Chi Minh City, Docosan helps patients avoid long waits by letting them search and book doctors through its app. The company announced today it has raised more than $1 million in seed funding, which is claims is one of the largest seed rou.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 14th, 2021

Ludwig Ahgren breaks Twitch subscription record after 31-day stint

Ludwig Ahgren has more than 282,000 paying subscribers after a month-long Twitch ‘subathon‘......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsApr 14th, 2021

NASA is looking for people for a spaceflight simulation study

To learn more about the impact of long space missions on humans, NASA is organizing an Earth-based simulation test involving eight months of isolation......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 14th, 2021

Destiny 2 Season of the Chosen: All seasonal and weekly challenges

Destiny 2's Season of the Chosen has a long list of challenges that award weapons, XP, and more. Here are the weekly and seasonal challenges......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 14th, 2021

Cascading effects of noise on plants persist over long periods and after noise is removed

Though noise may change moment by moment for humans, it has a more lasting effect on trees and plants......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Almond production remains stable in the long term, despite deficit irrigation

Spain boasts the largest cultivated area of almond trees in the world, with more than 700,000 ha (MAPA, 2018), but ranks third in terms of production. How can this be? Actually it's easy to explain: most of the country's cultivated area of almond tre.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

DNA structure itself is involved in genome regulation

The (when stretched) two-meter-long DNA molecule in each human cell is continuously being unpacked and packed again to enable the expression of genetic information. When genes must be accessed for transcription, the DNA double helix unwinds and the s.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Silk moth"s diapause reverts back to ancestors" through gene editing

Diapause is a phenomenon in which animals and insects foresee changes in the environment and actively reduce metabolism, or halt regular differentiation and development. It is an adaptation strategy for adverse environments such as surviving winters,.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Microsoft Announces New Webcam and USB-C Speaker for the Work from Home Era

Microsoft's long-awaited new webcam is finally here, alongside a number of accessories designed for the work from home era. From a report: Rumors of a new Microsoft webcam have been circulating for years, and the result is what Microsoft calls the Mo.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

With the right tools, predicting startup revenue is possible

How do you predict earnings when you are still figuring it out? You need to work on making your revenue predictable, repeatable and scalable; and use tools that will help you create projections. For a long time, “revenue” seemed.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Megafauna extinction mystery unlocked

The rapid extinction of giant animals including wombat-like creatures as big as cars, birds more than two meters tall, and lizards more than seven meters long that once roamed the Australian continent is a puzzle that has long engaged researchers......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Similar phage communities in human and primate intestines

We live in a world dominated by microorganisms. They existed on earth long before the first multicellular organisms came into being. As part of a metaorganism, i.e. the community of a complex living being with colonizing microorganisms, they remain a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

We"re creating "humanized pigs" in our ultraclean lab to study human illnesses and treatments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires all new medicines to be tested in animals before use in people. Pigs make better medical research subjects than mice, because they are closer to humans in size, physiology and genetic makeup......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Scientists map "pulse" of groundwater flow through California"s Central Valley

Groundwater is a key resource for water users in California's Central Valley, a major agricultural hub with an economic output of tens of billions of dollars annually. Surface deformation in the Central Valley has long been linked to changes in groun.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Fortnite-maker Epic completes $1B funding round

How much is Epic Games worth? Well, we’ve long ago surpasses the realm of dollar figures regular humans can contextualize. With its latest round, the gamer hits an equity valuation of $28.7 billion. Yes, “b” for “billion.” T.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Tree hydraulics and water relations: Why trees die as a result of drought

When trees die during a period of drought, they die of thirst. Researchers from the University of Basel have demonstrated in a field study that a rapid collapse in the hydraulic system is responsible for tree death. And they found out that the trees.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Ancient ammonoids" shell designs may have aided buoyancy control

Ammonoids, ancestors of today's octopus, squid and cuttlefish, bobbed and jetted their way through the oceans for around 340 million years beginning long before the age of the dinosaurs. If you look at the fossil shells of ammonoids over the course o.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Black holes like to eat, but have a variety of table manners

All supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies appear to have periods when they swallow matter from their close surroundings. But that is about as far as the similarities go. That's the conclusion reached by British and Dutch astronomers fro.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021