RSS Feed

Sort Articles by : Date | Popularity | Quality (Length)

Posted on Sunday, June 23 - 2013

Scientists have discovered evidence that plants are capable of complex mathematical calculations.The startling revelation relates to the way in which plants carry out calculations each night in order to ration their stores of starch until the Sun comes up. To do this, they divide the amount of starch by the number of hours left until the morning, thus allowing them to avoid starvation. The find is the first known example of such calculations being conducted innature without the use of brain cells."The capacity to perform arithmetic calculation is vital for plant growth and productivity," said biologist Prof Alison Smith.

"The calculations are precise so that plants prevent starvation but also make the most efficient use of their food. If the starch store is used too fast, plants will starve and stop growing during the night. If the store is used too slowly, some of it will be wasted." "In order to keep themselves going in the absence of sunlight, plants performdivision equations throughout the night to ration their stores of starch until the moment the sun reappears."  

View: Full article |  Source: Telegraph  

Views : 95

Posted on Friday, June 14 - 2013

Wildfires beneath the jungle canopy are proving more destructive than human deforestation.Previously undetectable below the trees, the extent of the fires has only now been revealed thanks to a new satellite imaging technique. Unlike fires that sweep across the Amazon"s grassy areas, the "understory" wildfires can burn undetected and cause massive damage. Between 1999 and 2010 it is believed that33,000 square miles of forest was burned in this way, an area larger that the State of South Carolina."Amazon forests are quite vulnerable to fire, given the frequency of ignitions for deforestation and land management at the forest frontier, but we"ve never known the regional extent or frequency of these understory fires," said researcher Doug Morton.

"A new satellite imaging technique has allowed scientists to see Amazonian fires burningbeneath the jungle canopy, called "understory fires," which were previously difficult to detect."  

View: Full article |  Source: Live Science  

Views : 124

Posted on Friday, May 31 - 2013

With a global decline in pollinators, many plant species will either have to adapt or face extinction.The issue is of particular importance due to the potential for food shortages if certain types of crops are unable to be pollinated. Some flowering plants could adapt by either evolving a strategy to self-pollinate or to forge tighter bonds with the pollinators that do remain while othersthat fail on both counts could end up disappearing entirely."For (some) plant populations adaptation to pollinator decline could not be possible at all because of the lack of genetic variance," said researcher Pierre-Olivier Cheptou.

"We don"t know what proportion of flowering plants could indeed adapt to the loss of pollinators." "The global decline in pollinators - both wild and domesticated - has scientists wondering if plants willadapt or die -- and the fate of a lot of our food hangs in the balance."  

View: Full article |  Source: Discovery News  

Views : 90

Posted on Tuesday, March 19 - 2013

Earthquakes could play a significant role in the formation of gold deposits, say researchers.Gold is deposited when rock fractures filled with water widen during an earthquake and the drop in pressure causes dissolved gold to leak out. While most of the world"s gold was formed up to three billion years ago during the formation of mountains the process could occur ona small scale almost instantaneously under the right conditions during seismic activity."When we know what forms a deposit, we can go looking for ancillary tell-tale signs of where those kind of mechanisms may have been occurring both in the recent past and through geological time," said Dr.

Dion Weatherley. "This may assist in future gold exploration efforts." Gold could be deposited almost instantaneously inthe Earth"s crust during earthquakes, say Australian researchers.  

View: Full article |  Source:  

Views : 274

519 Articles (130 Pages, 4 Per Page)

First   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10   Last

Your Feed back is always appreciated. Send us your views and ideas to help make even better.
Your Feed back is always appreciated. Send us your views and ideas to help make even better.
Your Feed back is always appreciated. Send us your views and ideas to help make even better.

Paranormal Category List (A-Z)

All our articles are sorted under categories and topics, making it easier to cross reference different subjects. Below are all the different categories the articles are sorted under alphabetically.

 Africas Mysteries
 Afterlife & Rebirth
 Alien Abduction
 Alien Encounters
 Ancient Astronauts
 Ancient Egypt
 Ancient Technology
 Animal World
 Area 51
 Atlantis & Lemuria
 Bermuda Triangle
 Biblical Mysteries
 Big foot \ Yeti
 Conspiracy Theories
 Crop Circles
 Crystal Skulls
 Cult Religions
 Easter Island
 European Mythology
 Fairies & Elves
 Forbidden Knowledge
 Fountain of Youth
 Ghosts World Wide
 Giants & Nephilim
 Greek Mythology
 Haunted Places
 Hell & Underworld
 Hindu Culture
 Hitler & WWII
 Hollow Earth
 Holy Grail
 Human Enigmas
 Human Mind
 Jinxes & Curses
 Lake & Sea Monsters
 Living Dinosaurs
 Magical Symbols
 Mayans & Incas
 Men In Black (MIB)
 Mysteries of Mars
 Mysteries of Moon
 Mysterious East
 Mysterious Sri Lanka
 Mythical Creatures
 Mythological Ages
 Myths & Facts
 Native Americans
 Natures Mysteries
 Nazca Lines
 Norse Mythology
 Pagan Culture
 People & Profiles
 Planet X - Niburu
 Polar Shift
 Rare Cryptoids
 Roswell Incident
 Space & Astronomy
 Strange America
 Sumerian Mythology
 The Supernatural
 The Thunderbird
 The Unexplained
 UFO Sightings
 Urban Legends
 Voodoo & Shamanism
 Weird Science
 Witchcraft & Occult
 Year 2012

About Paranormal Phenomena.  Archive of Paranormal Unexplained-mysteries of paranormal.  Yahoo Paranormal Phenomena.  Paranormal Phenomena from wikipedia.  Paranormal Phenomena.  Google Paranormal Phenomena.  ODP Paranormal Phenomena.