Cave-dwelling animal uses neurotoxin to kill prey and digest it before eating it.
Scattered throughout Mexico and central America are pools where water surfaces from underground networks of caves, which the ancient Maya said were gateways to the underworld. Biologists have now found that these bodies of water are home to a mysterious real-world creature as well: the first venomous crustaceans known to science.
The crustacean in question, Speleonectes tulumensis, belongs to the remipedes, a group first described in 1981. Observing these pale, blind and tiny animals in their natural habitat has been hard because they live in labyrinthine cave networks that are as difficult for divers to navigate as they are dangerous. Nonetheless, biologists including Björn von Reumont and Ronald Jenner, both of the Natural History Museum in London, found remipedes tossing away empty exoskeletons of shrimp, presumably having fed on them.
Amazon has unveiled the Mayday button, a live tech support service which will launch on the newAmazon Kindle Fire HDX tablets.
The support service will operate 365 days a year 24 hours a day with Amazon promising to connect you within an impressive 15secs of pressing the button.
The Mayday button will be part of the software built into Amazon's new Kindle Fire HDX tablets, once pressed it will connect you to a live tech advisor via a one-way video chat in which you can see them but they can't see you.
Prevalence of vCJD prions is higher than previously shown, but questions remain over risk of clinical disease.
The prion protein which causes variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease destroys neurons in the brain but more easily infects the lymphoid system. As a new study in the British Medical Journal reveals that 1 in 2000 people in the UK may harbour the infectious prion protein which causes variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (vCJD).
"It says Ginkgo biloba and we didn't find any ginkgo DNA at all in the bottle," said an Ontario researcher studying the real contents of herbal products including St. John's wort. DNA doesn't lie. And when scientists from the University of Guelph...
Can't even go by the labels (which might be good interpersonal advice but in drugs is just dreadful).
Swastika on ice? Latvian solar symbol stunt causes outrage in Russia RT Russian hockey fans and anti-Nazi groups were outraged after dancers supporting a Latvian hockey club laid out a symbol resembling swastika right before a game with their...
Whatever the interpretation, I don't see any black folks holding up those ribbons. And I understand the swastika had a good meaning before the Nazis claimed it, but it's also not a bad thing that people will never forget how it was used in more modern times.
I am more and more convinced that our contemporary culture has been duped - seduced by the claims of the so-called "Age of Reason." We have been fooled into thinking that there is an explanation for everything. Theologians offer explanations, academics and psychologists offer explanations, scientists offer explanations. "And so we are content to live in that tamed, controlled, rational world of explanations - a world in which a desert sunset can be explained by high pressure systems and water vapor. A world of "explanations-only" is dull, limp and devoid of passion. "
Here is an excellent collection of scientific papers finding adverse biological effects or damage to health from Wi-Fi signals, Wi-Fi-enabled devices or Wi-Fi frequencies (2.4 or 5 GHz), complied by campaign group WiFi In Schools.
Seems like a lotta studies are collected here which seem to confirm some wi-fi damage can be done.
Iran Reportedly Launching Another Monkey Into Space TIME The deputy head of Iran's space agency, Hamid Fazeli, reportedly told an Iranian newspaper that the agency plans to send a small animal into space soon for the second time in a year...
Did the monkey really need those eye highlights that the guy on Lost had?