Quiet Musings: Social rats trade chocolate for... →
laviesupernova: LONDON: Rats will choose to liberate a trapped companion even when offered a reward of chocolate as an alternative, report researchers. A new study, published in Science today, demonstrates that rats are capable of ‘pro-social’ or voluntary helping behaviour motivated purely by the…
To see ourselves as we really are is a fascinating process in the Universe. By...– (via infinity-imagined)
Unfamiliar Worlds: The Secret Society of Plants →
cwnl: The botanical underground is a social network of powerful alliances and nepotism. Decoding its messages could lead to radical change in farms and forests as well as where Human Social networking goes wrong Every autumn swarms of dusty grey moths engulf the mountainside birch forests of northern Scandinavia, laying their eggs on twigs so that, come springtime, the newly hatched larvae can...
The stomach’s digestive acids are strong enough to...
The Scientific Revolution and the Origins of...
palmerstonopiniony: The Scientific Revolution and the Origins of Modern Science, Second Edition This is a concise but wide-ranging account of all aspects of the Scientific Revolution from astronomy to zoology. The third edition has been thoroughly updated, and some sections revised and extended, to take into account the latest scholarship and research and new developments in historiography. ...
Piracy’s preserving effect, while little known, is actually nothing new. Through...– Provocative read on why history needs software piracy. Reminiscent of the story of how the widely pirated first edition of Arabian Nights made it one of the most influential pieces of storytelling in history. (via curiositycounts)