Mexican Jays (Aphelocoma wollweberi) distinguish between heavier and lighter peanuts without opening the nuts. The birds do it by shaking the nuts in their beaks, which allows them to ‘feel’ nut heaviness and to listen to sounds produced by peanuts during handling. —> Read More
The results of the study on atheism reveal that atheists in the United States have a real image problem. —> Read More
The dark squares that make up the checkerboard pattern in this image are fields of a sortfields of seaweed.
In a warming world, the black-legged tick (a.k.a. deer tick) is peaking in mid-May instead of June. —> Read More
An impressive optical phenomenon created something of a social media frenzy in Mexico City this week. When the rainbow-like circle appeared around the… —> Read More
Whether you’re barbecuing OR grilling, a meat-eater or a vegetarian, here’s how to keep your flavor from going up in smoke this Memorial Day weekend.
Novel kinds of artificial eye lenses are allowing both the short-sighted and long-sighted to see fine without glasses, even for reading (full text available to subscribers)
The most beautiful and cleanest beaches, according to ‘Dr. Beach,’ range from Hawai’i to Massachusetts. —> Read More
From personal feuds to fruitless quests to overhaul quantum theory, the two physics legends fought hard to maintain their fame, argues a new book
Moderate to severe depression is associated with a 5-fold increased risk of all-cause mortality in patients with heart failure, according to research presented today at Heart Failure 2015. The results from OPERA-HF show that risk was independent of comorbidities and severity of heart failure. Patients who were not depressed had an 80 percent lower mortality risk. —> Read More