Babies, imitating the speech of their parents, begin to babble. They, without realizing it, try to cut into the conversation. This is because there are areas in our brain that are evolutionarily predetermined for speech processing. Reading literally changes the brain and modifies it.
What is the meaning of life? All the answers to this question come down to one thing – to live. Live happily ever after. A long life and a healthy, active old age is the oldest and most cherished dream of a person. But in order to overcome or at least postpone old age and death, it is necessary to know what the aging process is.
Researchers have discovered for the first time the fossilized brain of a 310 million-year-old crab. This discovery has told scientists some amazing details about the evolution of these ancient creatures.
Astronomers have several techniques for this, two of which can be used by any owner of a telescope.
The secret lies not in fat or fur: a more subtle and complex mechanism was discovered in the animal — at the cellular level.
Understanding how our brain controls certain actions (for example, when we take a knife correctly by the handle) is very important for many reasons. One of them is the development of interfaces through which people can control prosthetics using the power of thought.
Berkeley paleontologists have estimated the number of tyrannosaurs that lived on Earth: 2.5 billion. Tyrannosaurines were not solitary, but social animals, and lived in groups. Pterosaurs had a unique structure of cervical vertebrae. The Great Permian extinction on land lasted 10 times longer than at sea.
While dinosaurs roamed the Earth, flying reptiles called pterosaurs ruled the sky. Among them were the largest animals that have ever taken to the air on our planet, and a new study has revealed some biological secrets that helped them grow into real colossi.
Paleontologists at the University of Utah investigated the evolution of internal partitions in ammonite shells. Mathematicians and engineers at the University of Utah obtained quasicrystals using ultrasound sources.
Ammonites are prehistoric cephalopods that consisted of fleshy soft tissue and hard outer shells. According to a recent study, these shells could help animals control their buoyancy due to an unusual structure.