The Plasmodium Consortium seeks to get answers to America’s problems from slime molds. By Robby Berman.
International Society of Anthrozoology conducted a research in 2017 and the results were, well kind of expected. The research showed that dogs got way more respect from their owners as compared to cats. There are hundreds and thousands of case studies and research linking to the benefits of owning a dog while for cats, there are fewer researches as compared to the previous.
A collection of plastic afloat in the Pacific Ocean is growing rapidly, according to a new scientific estimate. Predictions suggest a build-up of about 80,000 tonnes of plastic in the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" between California and Hawaii. This figure is up to sixteen times higher than previously reported, say international researchers.
After nearly a decade of litigation, Mexico recovered two Mesoamerican busts that had been missing since the 1980s. German authorities had found the wooden pieces in 2008, when they seized them from an artifacts dealer.
Today, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to ban fur following weeks of tumultuous debate between animal rights activists and retailers. The Golden City follows two other California cities— Berkeley and West Hollywood— in banning fur sales. This historic victory for animals comes after appeals from PETA and local activists, who have attended numerous committee meetings on the issue and held a rally at City Hall just a few weeks ago.
What weighs more than 43,000 cars and is twice the size of Texas? The Great Pacific Garbage Patch. A new analysis, published Thursday in Scientific Reports, reveals the makeup of this massive collection of floating trash in the North Pacific in a way that’s never been done before. According to the study, the patch weighs 87,000 tons — 16 times more than previous estimates — and contains more than 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic.