What Makes Animals Hibernate?
Imagine being able to trigger hibernation in humans to reduce tissue damage caused by strokes, heart attacks and surgery. Well Japanese researchers have uncovered the chemical switch that controls an animal’s hibernation pattern.
Why do men have nipples?
Why do men have nipples? – In a Nutshell : Men have nipples because women do.
Why Can’t We Photosynthesise?
It would be handy wouldn’t it – photosynthesising all our food rather than having to stop to eat three times a day – so why can’t we do it ?
How do chameleons camouflage themselves?
Chameleons camouflage themselves in a variety of different ways but most famously by changing the colour and pattern of their skin.
Why do we have five fingers on each hand and five toes on each foot?
We seem to have the exactly the right number to do the job – but why 5 fingers and five toes on each appendage – Why not 6 or 10 on each ? In this article we look at what is believed to be the reason it is “just so”.
How do Caterpillars turn into Butterflies ?
As children, many of us learn about the wondrous process by which a caterpillar morphs into a butterfly. The story usually begins with a very hungry caterpillar hatching from an egg. But what does that radical transformation entail?
The Rhythms of Life – Our Body Clock
The human body is a pretty remarkable thing to the point that it actually has several different types of internal clocks that helps to keep us ‘ticking along’ for both the daily and seasonal rhythms of life.
Shock Scientific Discovery – “Men & Women are Different”
Sometimes science has a strange way of proving what every body else has known all along, so here it is : Apparently “Men and Women are different”. Not only that but their brains are wired differently!
Why doesn’t the Earth move when we move our eyes ?
This is another of those questions to which the 1st response is often ‘Why should it?’ But think about it – when something moves in the external world, its image moves across the retina, the ‘screen’ at the back of the eye. If something is stationary in the external world and we move our eyes past it, its image will move across the retina in the same way. – How do we tell the difference ?
Do Animals have a built in compass ?
How do birds migrate ? And do other animals have a built in compass ? In this article we look at ‘Animal Magnetism’.