Study compares the number of neurons among carnivorans. Verdict: dogs have more neurons, and this means “…dogs have the biological capability of doing much more complex and flexible things with their lives than cats can.”
A researcher found that kidneys can smell and that this ability is exclusively used by gut bacteria in feeding, in turn helping to regulate blood pressure. Mind blown.
Sex is an accelerant, firing the neurons that release dopamine, oxytocin and other chemicals linked to pair-bonding and LOVE.
The Earth Microbiome Project is a massively collaborative effort to characterize microbial life on earth.
Urban apiculture is a recent phenomenon: instead of raising bees out in farms, amateur beekeepers are raising them in cities.