Tag Archives: Interior

Discovery of Giant Wasp Opens Window to Ancient Forests

From www.newhistorian.com | November 30, 2015 No one was more surprised by Bruce Archibald’s discovery than Dr. Bruce Archibald when he discovered a flawlessly preserved 53-million-year-old species of giant horntail wood wasp. He found the wasp embedded in a rock he’d broken open while out searching for insects in the McAbee Fossil Beds, located in the southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Almost as frightening as the new species’ gigantic size, almost three inches (seven …

Did dark matter cause mass extinctions? Asteroids, volcanoes, and the end of the dinosaurs and trilobites.

… particles that make up 85 percent of all the mass in the cosmos. We know there’s a lot of dark matter in the Milky Way, and it’s possible dark matter isn’t evenly distributed but occurs in dense clumps. Maybe our solar system passes through clumps of it periodically. If those clumps are dense enough to wreak havoc, they could knock comets loose and cause collisions, maybe, or heat Earth’s Interior and cause massive volcanic eruptions, or somehow set loose all sorts of other …

Daryl Richardson’s Dallas World Aquarium Causes Zoo Controversy | The New Republic

… zoo, after all, to exhibit brown-throated sloths, a common species closely related to the pygmy sloth. For Richardson, the brown-throated sloths were a point of pride. So were the other animals that his zoo—and only his zoo—had kept in its care: water opossums, red howler monkeys, ariel toucans, and dozens more. In September 2013, Richardson dispatched a small team, including the Dallas World Aquarium’s conservation biologist, to Escudo de Veraguas. The island’s Interior is an …

New research reveals that a species of bird ‘paints’ its own eggs with bacteria which protect the embryo

… Station (Almería, CSIC) By doing so they confirmed that the amount of pathogen bacteria that could be found inside the eggs which failed to hatch was higher in those nests in which they had experimentally precluded the females from using their secretion than in those where they were allowed to use this substance. They concluded that this secretion provides a barrier for the entry of pathogens towards the Interior of the egg. Presence of enterococci On the other hand, not just the secretion as a …

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