Parrots, songbirds, and even hummingbirds have famously been known to mimic human speech, but until now, no other avian species had been documented exhibiting the same behavior. That all changed when an Australian musk duck began yelling what appeared to be English words in the … [Read more...] about Australian bird is the first documented case of mimicry in ducks
Scientists in Australia have developed a bandage that glows if the wound under wraps has become infected. This means that wounds that do not develop infections will heal faster, as removing bandages to check for infections delays healing. The bandage, which is currently being … [Read more...] about These smart bandages glow when infection develops
Solarpunk, a term coined in 2008, envisions a world with floating villages, clean energy, and humans living in harmony with nature. “Solarpunk is really the only solution to the existential corner of climate disaster we have backed ourselves into as a species,” Michelle … [Read more...] about Can solarpunk thinking can save the planet?
One in five of the world’s largest companies have pledged to reduce their net emissions to zero by the year 2050. In other words, they plan to reduce their emissions to close to zero, and offset the effects of the remainder. But practically, what does such a commitment look like? … [Read more...] about Three ways businesses can meet their emissions reduction pledges
A couple of months ago, we wrote about a remarkable online “fish doorbell” or visdeurbel that allows spawning fish to swim through the canals of Utrecht in the Netherlands unobstructed by the Weerdsluis lock. The system is comprised of an internet-connected underwater camera … [Read more...] about Update: Holland’s fish doorbell is a worldwide hit!