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"the hard soil crust within the circles was almost impermeable to rainfall – all the water pouring into this area flowed towards the periphery, where the thirsty plants await. “That gave us clear hints that the gaps serve as a source of water for the vegetation,” Getzin says."

Duke University scientists have given a pair of monkeys the ability to drive a wheelchair with their thoughts alone. The work is described in a paper recently published in the... read more

These are endemic animals, creatures that are only found naturally in one place – the distinct species of the Galapagos Islands
from TreeHugger

21 animals found in only one place in the world

These are endemic animals, creatures that are only found naturally in one place – the distinct species of the Galapagos Islands

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The scientific secret of "aura" photography

Yer a wizard, Harry! This hand looks like it is gathering the force necessary to hurl a fireball. Actually, it's just giving off regular body heat in a special type of photograph that manages to capture changes in air density.

from Mail Online

Stunning images reveal astonishing extent of Namibia's fairy circles

The fairy circles have baffled scientists for decades and often form in hotspots along a 1,242 mile stretch of desert. Local legends suggest they are the footprints left behind by gods, as the image above illustrates