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Did the Kingdom of Egypt collapse due to volcanic activities?

The Kingdom of Egypt (Ptolemaic Kingdom), especially BC. It was famous for its last queen, Cleopatra, before it was conquered by the Romans in 30 BC. But the domination of the Greek-Macedonian Ptolemies over this country on the banks of the Nile goes back 300 years. After the death of Alexander the Great, the Ptolemies …

Our species is uniquely creative

What are the differences between Homo sapiens and Neanderthal? And why did our ancestors wipe out our ice age cousins ​​some 40,000 years ago? There is still no clear answer to these questions. Archaeological finds and recent DNA analyzes reveal that Neanderthals were much more similar to our species in behavior and cognitive abilities than …

When will we learn to talk to animals?

Noting that speech is not the only way of communication, scientists believe that one day we will solve the communication between animals and understand them better. Gorilla Koko can understand 2,000 words, but she cannot express herself verbally because her physiological structure is not suitable, but she can express her intentions with sign language. So …

Endangered ferrets get COVID-19 vaccine

In the US, endangered black-footed ferrets (Mustela nigripes) have received their vaccinations with an experimental animal-specific COVID-19 vaccine. One hundred and twenty members of this weasel species, once thought to be completely extinct, in Colorado have been vaccinated. It is stated that ferrets are highly susceptible to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19. After the …

The intriguing science of fungi: Mycology

  Without mushrooms, life is not possible! Although fungi have a great impact on living things, research on fungi is not given much importance. But mycologist Merlin Sheldrake is trying to change that: “Mushrooms are everywhere, and mushrooms are the future,” he says, explaining why mycology is on the rise and why it’s important. Merlin …

The most social animal family: Canids

Dogs, wolves, foxes and jackals make up the canidae family. Canids occur on every continent of the world, but are generally common in the Northern Hemisphere. The largest one is the gray wolf with a body length of 1.60 meters, and the smallest is the 24 cm long Saharan fox. The friendship between dog and …

Why are most mammoth fossils male?

Swedish scientists have offered an explanation for why there are more male mammoth fossils in Siberia. Accordingly, female mammoths roamed in groups led by an experienced female. Whereas male mammoths living alone were at higher risk of dying in natural traps, the researchers say. Male mammoths drowned in swamps or fell into cliffs. Such environments …

Anatolia, the homeland of cauliflower

Cauliflower is also in the cruciferous family, which includes cabbage, kale, radish, mustard, red radish, arugula, and broccoli. The word cauliflower means “cabbage flower” in Latin. (eng: cauliflower) The homeland of cauliflower is Anatolia. It is derived from wild cabbage. It has undergone great changes over thousands of years, and appeared in today’s Turkey and …

Do animals have a sense of humor?

We have countless reasons to laugh: verbal jokes, juggling, tickling… But is humor unique to the human species? In short, no. But it also depends on how humor is defined. For millennia, philosophers and psychologists have struggled to define precisely what constitutes the concept of humor. The most well-known of the numerous theories they have …