References useful for writing stories about pastoral & ranching cultures in various eras and locations... or for worldbuilding nifty fantastical creatures.
Collection by Eleanor Konik
Complete Axolotl Genome Could Reveal the Secret of Regenerating Tissues
4 min · · The aquatic salamander's genome is one of the most complex sets of genetic instructions in the world · Shared by 4, including Eleanor Konik
CRISPR stem cell therapy grants lizards new regeneration powers
2 min · · Lizards are famous for their regeneration, able to regrow their tails on demand, but the new tail is not quite perfect. Now, researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) have used stem… · Shared by 6, including Esther Schindler, Eleanor Konik
The Secrets of Regeneration From Worms That Glow in the Dark
4 min · · Transgenic three-banded panther worms are helping researchers uncover vital clues about regeneration. · Shared by 6, including Eleanor Konik
Paralysed mice walk again after gel is injected into spinal cord
2 min · · A self-assembling gel that stimulates nerve regeneration has shown promise as a treatment for paralysis in mice · Shared by 53, including Jennifer Ouellette, John Nosta, Evan Kirstel the $B2B Techfluencer, Matthias Lampe, Eleanor Konik, William Gibson
Why Don't We Ride Zebras Like Horses?
1 min · · Why didn't humans tame zebras and ride them across the savanna? · Shared by 11, including Eleanor Konik
Here’s Something We Can Learn From the Urban Fox
· Bloomberg connects decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. Read this story on Bloomberg. · Shared by 3, including Eleanor Konik
Tiger Has Now Walked More Than 1,000 Miles In Search For Sex
2 min · · In just seven months, one tiger has walked more than 1,000 miles across India: all in aid of a new home, some food and a mate. The two-and-a-half-year-old male tiger – known as TWLS-T1-C1 – left the… · Shared by 2, including Eleanor Konik
The A.V. Club
Nat Geo experts on the importance of watching cute baby animals
1 min · · It’s Earth Day, meaning Nat Geo’s got a whole day of earth-friendly programming planned. Usually, the channel’s big finale is its live broadcasts from around the world, which bring viewers at home… · Shared by 2, including Eleanor Konik
Birds smarter in city than the countryside because they think more and have more sex, study finds
2 min · · Scientists have found that some smaller brained birds cope well in an urban environment due to a high number of breeding attempts · Shared by 2, including Eleanor Konik
Can Dogs Help Humans Heal?
4 min · · Science looks at whether dog saliva has healing properties. · Shared by 2, including Eleanor Konik
(8) oldeuropeanculture on Twitter: "Thread: There are two main eagle calendar markers which later became "mythologised". One is double headed…
Parade Mag 🧭
Aww! The 25 Best Animal Live Cams to Watch While You're Curled up at Home This Winter
5 min · · While the coronavirus pandemic has forced most zoos and animal conservation sites to temporarily close, there are still loads of ways to keep an eye on the adorable animals and breathtaking nature… · Shared by 2, including Eleanor Konik
Food & Wine
Japanese Monkeys Are Seasoning Their Food With Saltwater
1 min · · A group of Japanese monkeys have learned to season their food. · Shared by 2, including Eleanor Konik
Watch a different derp each time.
· Posted in r/AnimalsBeingDerps by u/parothed28 • 421 points and 12 comments · Shared by 2, including Eleanor Konik
Why Do Banana Slugs Bite Their Partner's Penis Off After Mating?
3 min · · A zoology professor was curious why the penis of some banana slugs are missing. Over the years and several studies later, scientists were able to explain the circumstances behind the missing penis but… · Shared by 2, including Eleanor Konik
Did humans domesticate one breed/species of wolf, that later spread worldwide? Or did different pockets in different regions domesticate more…
· As in, do dogs have one origin? If not, which dogs come from what wolves, and from where? Which wolf-dog transitions were the first to happen? · Shared by 2, including Eleanor Konik