The answer lies in our evolutionary history, at least 10,000 years ago. In this time we lived as hunter gatherers, and I’ll first look at why we crave sugar.
Parasites are more than dormant feeders. Microscopic science is uncovering the ways viruses and bacteria prey on their hosts, influencing them to behave in some very strange ways.
In a beautiful example of a closed but functional ecosystem, David Latimer has grown a garden sealed inside of a giant glass bottle that he has only opened once since he started it almost 54 years ago.
If you thought the Lyre Bird was a good mimic, you’re in for a treat. This clip will bring your heart to your mouth as you wonder at how close orangutan behaviour is to our own.
We all want to bring dinosaurs and wooly mammoths back to life, but could we? And should we?
Carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere stayed above 400 parts per million (ppm) during September—a time when CO2 levels typically hit the yearly low—raising fears that the planet has reached a point of no return.