Category Archives: Mysteries of Life

Isn’t one aspect of evolution sort of learning from previous experience?

And adapting to correct previous mistakes? Well…from 538 Significant Digits: 136,000 years ago About 136,000 years ago, the Aldabra Atoll sunk into the Indian Ocean. Tough news, then, for a bird called the white-throated rail, which had colonized the island … Continue reading

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Psst. Wanna bid on a a big bird?

Hey, you too could own a cassowarry, a really really big bird with a “daggerlike claw on each foot.” She comes without a name so you can call her whatever you want. Like murderer. “Giant Bird That Killed Its Owner … Continue reading

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Mysteries of Life: Notre Dame and some intoxicated bees

Who knew a bunch of bees were living on top of Notre Dame? From 538 Significant Digits: 200,000 bees Some 200,000 bees living atop Notre Dame survived last week’s blaze, according to the cathedral’s beekeeper. Their hives were spared overly … Continue reading

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