The mystery behind how birds navigate might finally be solved: it’s not the iron in their beaks providing a magnetic compass, but a newly discovered protein in their eyes that lets them “see” Earth’s magnetic fields. 525 more words
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There’s no excuse.
Bornean orangutans, the largest tree-dwellers on the planet, are vanishing. The population of these great apes was halved between 1999 and 2015, per an estimate published Thursday in the journal… 695 more words
The population of orangutans in Borneo has plummeted by more than half since 1999 — nearly 150,000 of the apes — largely due to chopping down forests for logging, paper, palm oil and mining, researchers said Thursday. 284 more words
Orangutan Tapanuli (Pongo tapanuliensis), spesies Baru Orangutan di Sumatera. Pongo tapanuliensis atau orangutan tapanuli dinobatkan sebagai spesies orangutan ketiga, setelah Pongo pygmaeus (orangutan kalimantan) dan… 659 more words
“The implications, if this interpretation is correct, are massive.”
Scans taken of people born with only one hand have revealed areas of the brain typically associated with the ‘missing hand’ are taken over by other parts of the body, radically changing our thinking on how our brain operates. 593 more words