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  • Plants make their own sunscreen

    Plants make their own sunscreen

    Via Science Alert : A new study has revealed how plants protect themselves from getting sunburnt – by producing special molecules that block harmful ultraviolet rays. Plants spend their whole day sunbathing, and while they need sunlight for photosynthesis, overexposure to the Sun’s rays can cause serious damage to their […]

  • Sharks are Older than Trees

    Sharks are Older than Trees

    Via Smithsonian : Fun fact of the day: Sharks are older than trees. The earliest species that we could classify as “tree,” the now-extinct Archaeopteris, lived around 350 million years ago, in forests where the Sahara desert is now. But Sharks? They laugh at trees. They’ve been around for 400 […]

  • Birds using human musical scales

    Birds using human musical scales

    Birds found using human musical scales for the first time. Via ScienceShot : The flutelike songs of the male hermit thrush (Catharus guttatus) are some of the most beautiful in the animal kingdom. Now, researchers have found that these melodies employ the same mathematical principles that underlie many Western and […]

  • This algae farm eats highway pollution

    This algae farm eats highway pollution

    Via Science Alert : Plant-like microorganisms called algae are pretty interesting little creatures – some species form expansive ‘algal blooms’ that harm the environment, whereas others can be used to produce biofuel and food sources. Some can even infect humans and mess with their brains. This diverse organism uses sunlight […]

  • What Is This Bizarre See-Through Creature?

    What Is This Bizarre See-Through Creature?

    Via IFLScience : The creature in the GIF looks like something from another planet, but it’s actually an eel larvae. Also known as leptocephali, eel larvae are transparent, thin, and contain a large amount of clear energy storage compounds. To eat, they rely on their simple tube-like gut. They live […]

  • Are brain games really helpful?

    Are brain games really helpful?

    Common in our society today are the brain exercises designed to give our mental faculties the boost they need. There are games, activities and all other cranial calisthenics that claim to be helpful in maintaining our brains functioning superbly. Via – ScienceDump : Do you misplace your keys or regularly miss […]

  • The Essay That Got Me Into Wharton

    The Essay That Got Me Into Wharton

    University application essay – is an additional method used by some university in selecting candidates from the university’s applications. A well craft university application essay can tip the balance in your favour if somehow your application landed yourself in the admissions officer’s ‘maybe’ pile.  Glenn Leibowitz shares his experience in “The […]