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December 2017

Beautiful but deadly – the Portuguese man of war

By | 2017-12-07T19:00:17+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Animals and Insects, Nature|

The Portuguese man-of-war (Physalia physalis), also known as a 'floating terror', is an incredibly beautiful creature that packs a powerful and deadly sting. If someone came across a man-of-war and was not familiar with the venomous creature, they would most likely think it was a species of jellyfish. This however, is not the case. Not only is the floating terror not a jellyfish, it's not even an "it", but [...]

Asgardia, the world’s first ‘space nation’ launched its first satellite

By | 2017-12-07T19:00:00+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Space|

photo credit: james@jamesvaughanphoto.com If you haven't heard or applied already, Asgardia is a so-called "space nation" that will orbit Earth. Named after a Norse mythological city of the skies, Asgardia will be open to all residents on Earth to join and will be free from politics and laws. Quite the idea right? You're probably thinking there's a catch and you'll have to pay money to apply, but [...]

November 2017

Careers in space – there could be one waiting for you

By | 2017-11-01T21:24:45+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Space|

When you think of careers in space, what comes to mind? I'm going to take a wild guess and assume it's an astronaut, am I right? Not only do they get all the attention, but every space nut wants to become one so they can one day too be sent up into space. But what about the people who make it possible for astronauts to do this? No one [...]

October 2017

How animals see the world in comparison to humans

By | 2017-10-28T17:54:55+00:00 October 28th, 2017|Animals and Insects|

All creatures see the world in different ways. As this infographic from GAP outlines, while the human eye is pretty amazing, other animals see the world in their own unique way. For example, many people believe that dogs see in black and white but this isn’t true at all. Their colour vision isn’t quite as good as ours and they mainly see in browns, blues, and yellows. The reason [...]

This is What Snake Venom Does to Blood

By | 2017-10-27T12:58:31+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Animals and Insects|

Have you ever wondered what makes snake venom so deadly? Nearly a third of untreated bites can cause serious damage to the human body, including disseminated intravascular coagulation (blood clots), failure of the kidneys and other organs, and can result in death. This video will show you what a just single drop of venom (from a Russell's viper, also known as Daboia russelii) can do when mixed with a petri dish of blood. [...]

Carnival of Space #531

By | 2017-10-16T19:46:29+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Space|

Welcome to the 531st edition of the Carnival of Space! The Carnival of Space is a vibrant community of writers and bloggers sharing a common passion, the world that lies beyond our home planet. Each week the Carnival brings you the latest news from the interstellar community and The Evolving Planet is truly honoured to host this week's edition! This week, we'll start things off with Universe Today: Scientist [...]