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A dog can shake roughly 70 percent of the water from its fur in four seconds. Its loose skin helps it get the necessary velocity to rid the fur of water droplets. This ability is likely an evolution that helped keep dog ancestors warm in the wild.
All living things on Earth are intricately connected. Here's how a loss of chestnut trees is affecting Russia.
Happy #EarthDay !! Here's a beautiful starling murmuration to celebrate. 🌏✨ How do they stay so coordinated with one another? The secret lies in ability for the group to use "scale-free correlation" where the velocity of one bird affects the velocity of the rest.
These scientists grew a brain that made a muscle move 😮
Lyme disease has been on the rise in the U.S. due to warmer climates propagating black legged tick populations. People are also living closer to wooded areas increasing exposure opportunities. Watch our episode about how Lyme disease actually works in the body. Link in bio!
Do you recognize this regal creature? We'll give you a hint... In 1987, there were only 27 left in the world but they have since made a comeback.
The Stratolaunch plane just became the world’s largest ever to fly. ✈️
Tick saliva is a pretty fascinating substance. It contains an anesthetic that numbs the bite site so you don't know you have been bit. It uses an anticoagulant so that the blood doesn't clot which allows the tick to feed continuously. And it uses an immunosuppressant to reduce the body's natural immune response. These features enable the tick to easily spread diseases like Lyme disease. Watch our in-depth Lyme disease explainer now - link in bio!
It's Lyme disease season. The number of cases rises significantly in the summer due to an increase in the population of black-legged ticks. You can protect yourself by wearing bug spray and checking for ticks after spending time outdoors. Watch our episode about how Lyme disease actually works in the body. Link in bio!
Learn how Lyme bacteria makes you sick. Full episode on IGTV now!