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OneZoom Tree of Life Explorer: euryarchaeotes. Pourra-t-on bénéficier des super-pouvoirs des tardigrades ? « Ce qui est incroyable, c'est que la protéine qui prodigue au tardigrade cette résistance peut être transférée à d'autres cellules animales », a expliqué à l'AFP Takekazu Kunieda, de l'université de Kyoto et coauteur de l'étude publiée le 20 septembre 2016 dans la revue Nature Communications.

Pourra-t-on bénéficier des super-pouvoirs des tardigrades ?

Some Dogs and Primates Can Sense Magnetic FieldsTrending. What if we told you dogs and even come primates have the ability to see, yes see, magnetic fields?

Some Dogs and Primates Can Sense Magnetic FieldsTrending

New research having been published in the journal Scientific Reports suggests that dogs and even some primates, such as orangutans, have special proteins in their eyes capable of seeing magnetic fields, which help them in their sense of direction.For example, this ‘sixth sense’ is relatively useful for helping certain animals in figuring their altitude, direction, and even their location. The "Tree Of Death" Is As Terrifying As It Sounds. Although it resides on chilled-out, tourist-friendly beaches, the manchineel tree (Hippomane mancinella) seems hell-bent on its vendetta against humanity.

The "Tree Of Death" Is As Terrifying As It Sounds

This tree can found in the Caribbean, the Bahamas, the Gulf of Mexico, parts of northern South America, The Galápagos Islands and even in the U.S. state of Florida. Sur cet insecte, le premier engrenage biologique- 18 septembre 2013. PATTE.

Sur cet insecte, le premier engrenage biologique- 18 septembre 2013

C'est une découverte étonnante que publiait le journal Science le 13 septembre dernier. Deux chercheurs anglais du département de zoologie de l'université de Cambridge ont en effet découvert un étrange mécanisme sur l'arrière de la patte d'un petit insecte. La nymphe de l'insecte en question. A Map Of The Loneliest Places On Earth. If you really feel like escaping from the world, and that quiet spot you used to run away to as a kid just won’t cut it, then you might want to use this map as a guide.

A Map Of The Loneliest Places On Earth

This cartogram-- world maps in which territories are resized according to a particular variable-- was created by geographer Benjamin Hennig, the creator of the website Views Of The World which has tons more awesome data visualizations like this one. The idea behind this particular map was to visualize the loneliest places on Earth, but rather than showing us the most and least populated areas, the cartogram highlights the remotest areas.

Paul Stamets: 6 ways mushrooms can save the world. Harrowing Drone Footage Shows Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Des champignons au secours de la planète. Les étonnants pouvoirs du champignon Le champignon n'est que la partie immergée de la structure.

Des champignons au secours de la planète

Sous terre, il développe un réseau de fibres extrêmement solides : le mycelium. Les filaments de ce réseau peuvent s’étendre sur des centaines de mètres et sont capables de retenir 30 000 fois leur masse. La membrane des cellules qui le composent contient de la chitine, tout comme celle des insectes, ce qui le rend très résistant. Grâce aux enzymes produits par son mycelium, le délicieux pleurote aux parfums de sous bois a la capacité de briser les liaisons carbone-hydrogène dans les cellules des hydrocarbures et de reconstituer des hydrates de carbone, c’est à dire des glucides.

C’est ce qu’a prouvé le biologiste américain Paul Stamets dans l’expérience de Belligham, dans l'Etat de Washington aux Etats-Unis. Une découverte qui fait son chemin La découverte de Paul Stamets a fait l’objet de procédés d’adaptation aux différentes conditions de terrain. What Happens When Wildlife Reclaims Chernobyl? On April 26, 1986, disaster struck the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine.

What Happens When Wildlife Reclaims Chernobyl?

The accident took the lives of 31 people that day, though the total number of people whose deaths can or will be directly attributed to the radiation is unknown, as estimates are widely varied. Microbes Caused The Extinction Of 90% Of Species 250 Million Years Ago. New evidence has emerged for one of the theories competing to explain the largest mass extinction in the history of the Earth, an event so terrible it is known as The Great Dying.

Microbes Caused The Extinction Of 90% Of Species 250 Million Years Ago

A team from MIT have sheeted the blame home to the methane producing single-celled organisms, Methanosarcina. Any effort to explain the vanishing of 70% of terrestrial vertebrates during the Permian-Triassic Extinction Event has plenty of competition. Probably the most favored theory is the clathrate gun hypothesis, where a sharp rise in sea temperature or fall in sea level caused melting of methane clathrates that would in turn trigger much greater warming. Other proposals include gasses from a supervolcano, a nearby supernova or an asteroid strike. It's Alive! 30,000 Year Old Virus Revived. A virus frozen in the Siberian permafrost since the Ice Age has been revived.

It's Alive! 30,000 Year Old Virus Revived

The virus itself is harmless, but the researchers responsible warn that Global Warming could release more malign lifeforms from the frozen ground The virus was found at the bottom of a 30m sample collected in Chukotka, East Siberia, and named Pithovirus sibericum. It follows from the discovery that the seeds of plants buried at the same time could be brought to flower.

P sibericum infects amoeba, not humans, and is huge by viral standards. 5 parasites qui feraient frémir un Alien. Cymothoa exigua, le dévoreur de langue Ce crustacé parasite est également connu sous le nom évocateur de « pou mangeur de langue ».

5 parasites qui feraient frémir un Alien

Long d’environ 3 cm, il se fixe sur la langue du vivaneau rose, un poisson du pacifique, en passant par ses branchies. Une fois en place, le cymothoa utilise ses griffes pour extraire le sang qui irrigue la langue de son hôte. A mesure que le petit vampire prend du volume, sa consommation de sang augmente, et la langue du poisson finit par s’atrophier. Elle est alors complètement remplacée par le corps du parasite. Are You Smarter Than A Crow? Crows are the intellectual badasses of the avian world. They have been regarded throughout history for their intelligence and new research continues to show how remarkable they really are. A new experiment designed by corvid expert Alex Taylor from the University of Auckland in New Zealand was set to be the most difficult puzzle the New Caledonian crows had ever faced.

The difficult eight-part puzzle was featured on BBC Two’s Inside the Animal Mind. The crow, nicknamed 007, faced a problem: he saw food that he was unable to reach. This required the use of a tool, which crows are quite talented at using. 10 Best Plants to Grow Indoors for Air Purification. Most are naturally drawn to the outdoors for a period of quiet contemplation and/or a restful area to relax in.

But often snowy weather, lack of time, or location can inhibit one’s time in the wilderness. Thankfully, it is easier than ever to introduce flora into one’s home. Plants grown indoors have a variety of benefits.