Tag Archives: nature

How do clouds stay up?

Well, the short answer Joe Hanson gives is buoyancy. The hot air will move up and the cold air will come down. Cumulus clouds, for example, show up above any area that is warm, like a city, or a sunny hillsides. That is ok. The cloud forms above hot areas, but why does it stays […]

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The science of wildfires

Widlfires are seen as a bad thing, but they are bad for the human inhabitants, not for nature. Wildfires occur in many places and what they do is to burn up a ton of dry wood and vegetation and the resulting ash will then be used as a fertilizer for the newer plants to use. […]

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Mega-sized sperm cells of 5 centimeters? Yes, nature allows that!

Nature explains why the real nature allows the existence of super-sized sperm cells that can reach up to 5 cm. Human sperm cells are too tiny to be seen by naked eye, but some crustaceans do not hold back on size. Nature: Ostracods are a class of crustacean still around today. They are shrimp-like animals […]

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BigBrain – the complete 3D map of the brain is here

BigBrain is part or the Human Brain Project, a 1 billion euro initiative from EU on the road to creating the first supercomputer simulation of the human brain. The details of the research have been published in Science ( Amunts, K. et al. Science 340, 1472–1475 (2013) ) and they specify that the 3D map […]

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