The recent climate summit in Paris saw some of the most powerful humans on the planet deliver rousing speeches, although its the discourse of a famous member of another species thats currently attracting attention, after Koko the gorilla made her feelings on climate change known using sign language.
Born in San Francisco Zoo in 1971, Koko began learning American Sign Language at the age of one, and, according to her trainers, was able to <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00437956.1990.1143581 Continue reading Koko The Gorilla Has A Message For Mankind
The love life of a jaguar in Delhi Zoo has been cut short because he is a little too portly, according to his keepers. On loan to the zoo from the Indian state of Kerala, the Indian Express reports that hes being sent back because hes not fulfilling that purpose of breeding with their female jaguar. He is lazy, a glutton, just loves to eat and relax, said one of the jaguar keepers.
The chubbycat, called Salman, is being Continue reading Tubby Jaguar “Too Fat To Breed,” According To His Keepers
The future of chess in Saudi Arabia is in doubt after the countrys most senior cleric, the grand mufti Sheikh Abdul-Aziz al-Sheikh, said it was forbidden under Islam. Al-Sheikh told a television interviewer that chess is included under gambling and a waste of time and money and a cause for hatred and enmity between players.
The Saudi Chess Association has since Continue reading Why Chess Is Good For Young Brains
Ever wondered what it looks like inside an opera singer? No, usneither. But it turns out, it’s pretty interesting and very weird.
Scientists at FreiburgInstitute for Musician’s Medicine thought it would be a good idea to stick Michael Volle, a German baritone singer, in front of an MRI scanner and watch him sing an aria from Richard Wagner’s 1845 opera “Tannhuser”.
Once you get over the initial weirdness, youre able to see all the subtle and Continue reading Incredible MRI Images Show What An Opera Singer Looks Like On The Inside While Singing
Each year, millions of people across the globe depend on life-saving blood transfusions. Needless to say, ensuring this limited supply is clean is imperative to ensure the safety of vulnerable recipients. This message has just been highlighted by a new study, which identified a novel human virus that seems to be transmissible by blood products. Furthermore, it appears to be strongly linked with the hepatitis C virus.
Though c Continue reading New Human Virus Linked With Hepatitis C
Exercise for Earth-bound people is a choice, but for astronauts up there in the International Space Station (ISS), it is anything but. Without exercise in an environment with extremely low gravity, their bone density and muscle mass will rapidly decrease, so NASA mandates that their astronauts spend at least two hours per day working out. According to the Huffington Pos Continue reading Here’s How Astronauts Exercise On Board The ISS