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Nobel Prize

Out of 465 Documented Cases of Medical Self-Experimentation, 8 of Them Resulted in Death, and 12 Won Nobel Prizes.

Nobel Prizes are in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace. Nobel Prizes are typically the highest honors possible in their respective professions. The award ceremonies are held on an annual basis. Each awardee receives a gold medal, a diploma, and monetary compensation. But how many Nobel Prize winners experimented on themselves? In 8 …

Out of 465 Documented Cases of Medical Self-Experimentation, 8 of Them Resulted in Death, and 12 Won Nobel Prizes. Read More »

Bees

Bees Dance to Each Other in the Hive to Tell Each Other Where to Find Good Pollen.

Bees require nectar and pollen to feed themselves and raise their young. They must seek the best flowers to forage on to gather their needs. But do you know how bees find the good quality pollen to make their honey? In the hive, bees dance to each other to communicate where they can find good …

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Chernobyl Divers

The Chernobyl Disaster Could Have Been Ten Times Worse and Could Have Affected Most of Europe if Three Volunteer Divers Did Not Drain a Pool to Prevent the Second Explosion.

The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear accident that happened on April 26, 1986, at the 4th Reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The official death toll recognized by the international community is 31, but there is speculation of more. But did you know a second explosion was prevented by volunteers? The Chernobyl disaster could …

The Chernobyl Disaster Could Have Been Ten Times Worse and Could Have Affected Most of Europe if Three Volunteer Divers Did Not Drain a Pool to Prevent the Second Explosion. Read More »

Williamina Fleming

In the 1880s, the Harvard Observatory Director was Frustrated with His Staff and Said His Scottish Maid Could Do Better. He Then Hired His Maid, Williamina Fleming, Who Ran a Team for Decades.

Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming contributed to developing a standard star designation system and cataloged thousands of stars and other astronomical phenomena. Fleming is best known for discovering the Horsehead Nebula in 1888. But do you know how Williamina Fleming was hired? In the 1880s, the director of the Harvard Observatory was dissatisfied with his staff …

In the 1880s, the Harvard Observatory Director was Frustrated with His Staff and Said His Scottish Maid Could Do Better. He Then Hired His Maid, Williamina Fleming, Who Ran a Team for Decades. Read More »

Black Widow

Male Black Widow Spiders Tend to Select Their Mates by Determining if the Female has Eaten Already. This is to Avoid Being Eaten Themselves.

Black widow spiders are well-known for the colored, hourglass-shaped mark on their abdomens. Several species respond to the name and can be found in temperate regions worldwide. But did you know how male black widow spiders choose their mates? To avoid being eaten, male black-widow spiders choose their mates by determining if the female has …

Male Black Widow Spiders Tend to Select Their Mates by Determining if the Female has Eaten Already. This is to Avoid Being Eaten Themselves. Read More »

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson was a Serious Foodie Who Introduced America to Waffles, Mac and Cheese, Parmesan, Olive Oil, and Champagne.

Thomas Jefferson was an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, philosopher, and Founding Father. He also served as the third US president from 1801 to 1809. But did you know he was also a foodie? Thomas Jefferson was a serious foodie who introduced waffles, mac and cheese, [armesan, olive oil, and champagne to America. The Founding …

Thomas Jefferson was a Serious Foodie Who Introduced America to Waffles, Mac and Cheese, Parmesan, Olive Oil, and Champagne. Read More »

Hydrangea Flower

The Hydrangea Flower Color Changes Based on the pH in the Soil. Soil with Acidic Soil Will Sprout Blue Hydrangeas, Basic Soil Will Produce Pink Hydrangeas, and Purple Hydrangeas Will Bloom in Soil Between 5.5 and 6.5 pH.

In the world of shrubs, hydrangeas are unmatched for their exquisite blossoms. These beautiful plants are simple to grow, adaptable to most soil types, and have an abundance of blossoms. Clear blue, vivid pink, icy white, lavender, and rose flowers all tempt us with their colors, but what makes them that way? Generally speaking, blue …

The Hydrangea Flower Color Changes Based on the pH in the Soil. Soil with Acidic Soil Will Sprout Blue Hydrangeas, Basic Soil Will Produce Pink Hydrangeas, and Purple Hydrangeas Will Bloom in Soil Between 5.5 and 6.5 pH. Read More »

Magpies

Scientists in Australia were Studying Birds and Fitted Them with Tracking Harnesses. A Group of Magpies Helped Each Other Take the Harnesses Off.

Magpies belong to the Corvidae family of birds. Like other family members, they are often regarded as clever creatures. The Eurasian magpie, for example, is considered one of the most intelligent creatures on the planet. It is one of the few non-mammal species capable of recognizing itself in a mirror test. But how did a …

Scientists in Australia were Studying Birds and Fitted Them with Tracking Harnesses. A Group of Magpies Helped Each Other Take the Harnesses Off. Read More »

Painting Large Eyes on Cows' Butts

Botswana Researchers Discovered that Painting Large Eyes on Cows’ Butts Reduced the Number of Lion Attacks.

A new study finds that a colorful method of protecting cattle from predators and predators from people may work. Farmers in northern Botswana allowed their cows to roam and graze during the day, which put livestock at risk from lions, leopards, and other carnivores. The village will often search for the big cat when a …

Botswana Researchers Discovered that Painting Large Eyes on Cows’ Butts Reduced the Number of Lion Attacks. Read More »

Posidonia australis

The Largest Living Organism as of 2022 is the Poseidon’s Ribbon Weed. It Spawned from a Single Seed Around 4,500 Years Ago and is Currently 200 Square Kilometers in Size.

The honey mushroom in Oregon is no longer the world’s largest living organism. Guinness World Records updated that title thanks to the new research in Shark Bay, Western Australia. Have you heard about Poseidon’s Ribbon Weed? The “Posidonia australis” seagrass, also known as Poseidon’s ribbon weed, is the largest living organism as of June 2022. …

The Largest Living Organism as of 2022 is the Poseidon’s Ribbon Weed. It Spawned from a Single Seed Around 4,500 Years Ago and is Currently 200 Square Kilometers in Size. Read More »