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Plants are Stuck as Seed-Eating Animals Decline

Plants are Stuck as Seed-Eating Animals Decline

Plants are Stuck as Seed-Eating Animals Decline Andrea Thompson As Earth heats up from the burning of fossil fuels, the climate conditions that species have adapted to are increasingly shifting away from their historical ranges. But while birds and other animals can often fly, walk or swim to follow their preferred environment, plants are quite…

Stop Torturing Animals in the Name of Science

Stop Torturing Animals in the Name of Science

Stop Torturing Animals in the Name of Science Hope Ferdowsian Perhaps no one has been more vilified for his sentiments about and actions toward animals than René Descartes. Many scholars attribute the 17th-century belief that animals were mere machines devoid of fear, pain or pleasure to the French mathematician, philosopher and scientist. Animals’ feelings, even…

Could Mitochondria Be the Key to a Healthy Brain?

Could Mitochondria Be the Key to a Healthy Brain? Diana Kwon, Knowable Magazine Long before the earliest animals swam through the water-covered surface of Earth’s ancient past, one of the most important encounters in the history of life took place. A primitive bacterium was engulfed by our oldest ancestor — a solo, free-floating cell. The…

Invasive Species Can Sometimes Help an Ecosystem

Invasive Species Can Sometimes Help an Ecosystem

Invasive Species Can Sometimes Help an Ecosystem Samuel B. Case When animals go extinct, their functions in an ecosystem can be lost, oftentimes leading to the extinction of other species that depend on those functions. Can nonnative species, which are often regarded as invasive pests by conservationists, fill the roles left vacant by extinctions? …

The Morning After – Engadget | Engadget

The Morning After – Engadget | Engadget We’ve seen people and animals control computers with their minds before, but it’s still slightly unsettling to watch the latest video from Elon Musk’s Neuralink. A nine-year-old Macaque is shown playing Pong, without using a joystick. Neuralink says that he’s controlling the paddle via its N1 Link neural…