Biology

50 Pins
 7y
Collection by
a close up of a lizard on a branch with leaves in the background and one eye open
Scientists Have Discovered 163 New Species in The Greater Mekong Region
Scientists have discovered 163 new species in the Greater Mekong region. A biological treasure trove. This Phuket Horned Tree Agamid (Acanthosaura phuketensis) looks kind of like a mini-dragon.
Researchers say they have found evidence that plants can learn by association, something only thought possible in animals. - Seeker Plants, Health, Gardening, Botany, Healing Plants, Healing, Evidence, Organic Lifestyle, Organic
Seeker
Researchers say they have found evidence that plants can learn by association, something only thought possible in animals. - Seeker
Transforming plant cells from generalists to specialists Ap Biology, Biology, Plant Cell, Medical Research, Biology Units, Growing Plants, Cell, Plant
Transforming plant cells from generalists to specialists
Transforming plant cells from generalists to specialists
an extreme close up view of the iris of a human eye, with yellow patches on it
Scientists Have Discovered a Brand New Type of Photoreceptor That Senses Light in a Whole New Way
Scientists have discovered a brand new type of photoreceptor that senses light in a whole new way - ScienceAlert
a bird sitting on top of a tree branch
Zebra finches can ‘drink’ water from their own fat
Zebra finches can ‘drink’ water from their own fat, New research shows that during a drought, these birds can quench thirst from this non-dietary source zebra finch.
a field with trees and mountains in the background
Why leaves turn color in the fall |
Why do leaves change color in fall? Autumn 2016 in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Photo via Jessi Leigh Photography. Thanks Jessi!
an aerial view of a golf course on the water with mountains in the background and blue sky
National Geographic
What's happened to the supersize, fluffy balls that once thrived in a northern…
a lone tree in the middle of a field with clouds above it and an advertisement for the oldest living things in the world
Gallery: Oldest Living Things in the World
Some of the oldest living organisms on Earth are also some of the most…
some brown and white worms are in the middle of a pile
Will Two Worms Grow from a Worm Cut in Half?
Will Two Worms Grow from a Worm Cut in Half? As a child, you may have been told that an earthworm will regenerate into two new worms if it's cut in half. But if you've ever experimented with the tube-like animals, you've probably been disappointed.
a sunflower with a bee on it in front of the sun and blue sky
Watch a sunflower dance in the sun: Now scientists know how it’s done
Watch a sunflower dance in the sun: Now scientists know how it’s done.
the sun shines on some green grass
Moss is a master of mechanical engineering
Moss is a master of mechanical engineering
some green plants are growing out of the ground
A step closer to understanding the 'switch' that triggers flowering in plants
A step closer to understanding the 'switch' that triggers flowering in plants.
two images of purple and green cells
Science news, expert analysis, covid coronavirus research, space tech
How do plants protect themselves against sunburn? | Cosmos
an image of some blue and white things in the middle of it's structure
5 Surprising Facts About Egg Freezing
5 Surprising Facts About Egg Freezing
an airplane is flying over a field with power lines in the sky and wires running through it
Watching a forest breathe
Watching a forest breathe Using highly sensitive isotope analysis, a research team has obtained detailed measurements of carbon exchange in a temperate forest.
black and white photograph of man in suit sitting at desk with bookshelf behind him
Francis Crick’s good luck revolutionized biology
Francis Crick, codiscoverer of the double helix structure of DNA, was born 100 years ago on June 8. After many years of work on molecular genetics, he turned to neuroscience and studied the neural basis of consciousness. ~~ Marc Lieberman/Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY-2.5)
fireworks are lit up in the night sky with purple and blue lights on them,
Multi Scale Modeling of Chromatin and Nucleosomes
Physicists Confirm There's a Second Layer of Information Hidden in Our DNA
a yellow flower with water droplets on it
Desert plant seen drinking fog and mist with its leaves
Desert plant seen drinking fog and mist with its leaves.
Agricultural biotechnology company Monsanto is going to develop a new method of stopping flowers from aging or wilting by preventing their release of ethylene, "the aging hormone" of plants, through RNA interference as described in a patent application. Futurism, Reverse Aging, Monsanto, Modification, First World, Hormones
Monsanto Makes The World's First Genetic Modification Spray to Stop Flowers From Aging
Agricultural biotechnology company Monsanto is going to develop a new method of stopping flowers from aging or wilting by preventing their release of ethylene, "the aging hormone" of plants, through RNA interference as described in a patent application.
the night sky is filled with stars and trees
Do Trees Sleep at Night?
Do Trees Sleep at Night?
a person diving in the ocean with an animal on their back and some corals behind them
The Shape of Life | Taxonomy | PBS LearningMedia
For centuries, taxonomists have been organizing the diversity of life. Aristotle was the first to attempt to do this. Then, in the 1700s, Carolus Linnaeus introduced the idea of genus and species. Later, Charles Darwin revolutionized science with the idea that species can change over time and that all animals may have a common ancestor.
two tall white birch trees against a blue sky with wispy clouds in the background
'Sleeping' Birch Trees Rest Their Branches at Night
"Sleeping" Birch Trees Rest Their Branches at Night. Using laser scans of trees in Finland and Austria, researchers tracked interesting arboreal behavior.
three giraffes standing next to each other near trees
Giraffe’s long neck linked to its genetic profile
GIRAFFE GENES Giraffes’ long necks and strong hearts may have resulted from changes to genes that control embryonic development. Pictured is a bachelor group of three adult male Masai giraffes in Tanzania. ~~ D. Cavener
an abstract image of flowers and leaves on a black background
Some animals ‘see’ the world through oddball eyes
STRANGE VISIONS A lab image of a juvenile purple sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus) — without obvious eyes — shows an abundance of light-detecting proteins, such as c-opsins (red). ~~ E.M. Ullrich-Lüter Et Al/Integr. Comp. Biol. 2013
a black and white photo of a tree
Seeker
Do Trees Sleep? - Observations with laser scanners show that trees have a day-night rhythm too. For those who need adventure and crave understanding - Seeker.com
three giraffes are standing in the tall grass near each other on an open field
Genome reveals why giraffes have long necks
Genome reveals why giraffes have long necks. Scientists spot mutations that could explain how giraffes. became the world’s tallest living mammals.
two giraffes standing next to each other in front of trees and blue sky
How the giraffe got its long neck
How the giraffe got its long neck The iconic African animal hosts a multitude of genetic adaptations that makes it the unique species today. Amy Middleton reports. How the giraffe got its long neck | Cosmos
a close up of a colorful insect on the ground
It's a Bird … It's a Plane … It's a Superhero Mantis Shrimp! | OZY
IT'S A BIRD … IT'S A PLANE … IT'S A SUPERHERO MANTIS SHRIMP!
a large rock sitting in the middle of a forest filled with lots of green plants
Mystery behind huge mounds spanning a vast area in South America has been solved by scientists
Mystery behind vast mounds spanning South America's wetlands solved. mystery mound south america
The quantum consciousness hypothesis proposes that classical mechanics cannot explain consciousness, while quantum mechanical phenomena, such as quantum entanglement and superposition, may play an important part in the brain's function, and could form the basis of an explanation of consciousness. The argument against the quantum mind proposition is that quantum states in the brain would decohere before they reached a spatial or temporal scale at which they could be useful for neural processi... Coaching, Nerve Cell, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Nerve, Improve, Burning Mouth Syndrome, Neurology, Neurons
DNA ( SPECIES TRANSFERENCE ) ... AN ENERGY WAVE THAT ASSEMBLES LIFE
The quantum consciousness hypothesis proposes that classical mechanics cannot explain consciousness, while quantum mechanical phenomena, such as quantum entanglement and superposition, may play an important part in the brain's function, and could form the basis of an explanation of consciousness. The argument against the quantum mind proposition is that quantum states in the brain would decohere before they reached a spatial or temporal scale at which they could be useful for neural processi...
three blue jellyfish swimming in the water
The Secret History of Bioluminescence | Hakai Magazine
The Secret History of Bioluminescence. Illuminating maps during war, guiding planes to safety, making genes and proteins visible—organisms get their glow on to help humans. Illuminating maps during war, guiding planes to safety, making genes and proteins visible—organisms get their glow on to help humans.
a man holding a baby chimpan in his arms
Natural history: Restore our sense of species
Natural history: Restore our sense of species : Nature News & Comment
an orange and red object with light coming from it
Study Reveals Earth Has 1 Trillion Species, Only 0.001% Are Known
According to a study from biologists at Indiana University, an intersection of large data sets of cataloged species and universal scaling laws reveals that Earth may be home to nearly 1 trillion species, with only one-thousandth of 1 percent now identified.
the different types of leaves are shown in this graphic above it is an image of what they look like
Here’s what a leaf looks like during a fatal attack of bubbles
DEATH BY BUBBLE Mundane tools beat fancy X-ray setups in tracking how invading air bubbles kill leaves during drought, as seen in (clockwise from top) a Pteris fern, oak leaf and Adiantum fern. ~~ T.J. Brodribb et al/PNAS 2016
an image of some kind of thing in the sky that looks like something out of space
Are We Really All Made of Stars?
Are We Really All Made of Stars?
an animal's body is shown in black and white
Earth may be home to a staggering one trillion species, scientists say
Earth may be home to a staggering one trillion species, scientists say - The Washington Post
two cheetah cubs are laying in the grass
A Fecal Pellet’s Worth A Thousand Words
Scientists can learn a surprising amount about an animal just by analyzing its poop
two different colored objects are shown in the dark
Eggs Literally Spark With Light Upon Contact With Sperm, and We Caught It on Camera
Researchers saw the egg cells of mice spark when pierced by sperm. They have found a way to simulate the event in human egg cells by using sperm enzymes to assess the viability of the egg, and they filmed it.
an image of frost on the window glass
Why Physics Is Not a Discipline
Why Physics Is Not a Discipline Physics is not just what happens in the Department of Physics. How Can We Apply Physics to Biology?
there are many different colored rocks in the water
Rainbow-coloured hydrothermal systems show spectrum of extreme life on Earth | Geology Page
Rainbow-coloured hydrothermal systems show spectrum of extreme life on Earth | Geology Page