As the temperature of the oceans continues to rise as a result of climate change, coral bleaching events and mass die-offs are becoming more frequent. Some corals though have shown impressive resistance to rising water temperatures, leading researchers to think that there are … [Read more...] about Could gene-hacking coral reefs make them resistant to climate change?
Back in 1988, the Blakeney Nature Reserve in Norfolk, England, recorded the first birth of a grey seal pup. Since then, the reserve has become England’s largest seal colony, with a total of 3,399 pups born there just last year. When compared to the grand total of 25 pups born … [Read more...] about English nature reserve expects a record-breaking year for seal pup births
While fascinating to the eye, dry lightning strikes are actually an ominous phenomenon, especially during wildfire seasons. In the past year alone, the blazes of several large bushfires in Australia and the western US are thought to have been sparked by lightning strikes. A team … [Read more...] about Laser tech could help prevent wildfires by controlling lightning strikes
Ever heard of the remora? It’s a suckerfish famous for hitchhiking on the backs of larger marine animals for food and shelter. The remora has a funky appearance compared to other fish, which largely comes down to the fact that it has a flattened head covered in ridges. Beneath … [Read more...] about New footage shows how remoras hitchhike on the back of a blue whale
A new report from Public Health England (PHE) revealed that new diagnoses of HIV amongst gay and bisexual men (GBM) have dropped to its lowest point in 20 years within the UK. The report shows that there were 1,700 new HIV diagnoses in GBM back in the year 2000. In 2019, the … [Read more...] about UK: New HIV diagnoses in gay and bisexual men hits 20-year-low