WWF Living Planet Report – Massive decline in the size of populations

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The World Wildlife Fund, the world’s largest conservation organization with over five million supporters, has published its 2018 Living Planet Report. It is quite frankly very dire reading and that has resulted in the media picking up the story and highlighting it … BBC: WWF report: Mass wildlife loss caused by human consumption CNN: This is the ‘last … Read moreWWF Living Planet Report – Massive decline in the size of populations

Vending machines for some very smart crows

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New Caledonian crows are smart, very very smart. Last January the BBC highlighted a study that illustrated their tool making ability. They were shaping hooks out of plant material that they then used to fish for insets. These were not simply random twigs, but consisted of hooks that were far more efficient. These crows are … Read moreVending machines for some very smart crows

Is Coffee drinking associated with a longer life?

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Many of us drink rather a lot of coffee. Warning, I’m not an exception to that, I guess I do have a bias here since I consume lots of it. Interestingly enough, some don’t. I do once recall meeting a biochemist who insisted that he never drank it because he was aware of all the … Read moreIs Coffee drinking associated with a longer life?

I don’t “believe” in evolution, do you accept Evolution?

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I don’t “believe” in evolution. My position is not faith based, but instead is one in which I accept the evidence that the diversity of life is explained by natural selection and variation. What is quite fascinating is that there are many people who, despite the mountains of evidence, simply do not accept it. I’ve … Read moreI don’t “believe” in evolution, do you accept Evolution?

Human Evolution: Sea Nomads appear to have evolved diving skills

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Some people can with practise hold their breath for long periods of time and by doing so accomplish some amazing feats of Freediving. That is more about fitness and skill, not human evolution. There is however a new study that points towards some humans actually adapting and evolving over many generations to be able to … Read moreHuman Evolution: Sea Nomads appear to have evolved diving skills