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October 2017

Psilocybin in magic mushrooms could alleviate depression

By | 2017-10-21T20:19:54+00:00 October 21st, 2017|Science & Technology|

A research conducted by a team from the Imperial College London has found that the psychoactive compound of magic mushrooms known as psilocybin could be useful in treating depression. The study was conducted on 19 patients, all of which experienced treatment-resistant depression. They were given two doses of psilocybin; the first dose (10 mg) was given directly, while the second dose (25 mg) was given after a week. Afterwards, each of [...]

In a colony of 36,000 penguins, only 2 chicks have survived this years breeding season

By | 2017-10-16T17:54:22+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Animals and Insects|

French scientists found out that thousands of Adélie penguin chicks have starved to death in Antarctica, and this is once again owed to climate change! Apparently, parent penguins have had to travel further from their usual location in order to find food for their young chicks. They’ve had to leave them behind, including their unhatched eggs. The scientists are supported by WWF (World Wide Fund For Nature) and have [...]

Lake Erie turns into a ghostly green hue due to the harmful algal bloom

By | 2017-10-16T20:33:48+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Here are the striking satellite images of the Lake Erie in North America that has turned into a ghostly shade of green, likely due to a harmful algal bloom. These images were taken by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) onboard the Landsat 8 satellite on September 26, 2017. There were also pilots that flew over Lake Erie in the summer to map out the general scope of harmful algal blooms [...]

See the viral photos of the muscular “mutant pigs” from Cambodia

By | 2017-10-10T22:20:10+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Animals and Insects|

A pig farm in Cambodia has been getting a good amount of attention as lots of pictures of their pigs have gone viral due to their enormous size! And not only this, but people have also been outraged by the workers handling these pigs after a video found these animals appearing to walk with difficulty. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) say that the pigs are probably genetically [...]

Rumoured giant rats from the Solomon Island has finally been discovered

By | 2017-10-13T13:26:22+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Animals and Insects|

Scientists have long wondered about the actual existence of giant rats in the Solomon Islands, and now, they’ve finally discovered them! Rumours of the “vika” or the huge rats that climb trees, have circulated among the locals of the Solomon Islands, and scientists themselves have been wondering if these rumours were indeed true. Alas, they indeed are, and said a giant rat measured 46 centimetres (18 inches) long! Mammologist [...]

New species of hermit crab takes up residence inside a living coral

By | 2017-10-13T13:26:33+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Animals and Insects|

Check out this new species of a hermit crab found off the coast of Japan, finding its new home by joining forces with a living coral that continues to grow! This means that this crustacean known as Diogenes heteropsammicola, no longer needs to go on a life-long search for a bigger shell to live in, and can instead finally settle down. In fact, this crab is the first species to [...]