Listen to the heartbeat of the blue whale, the world’s largest animal

The heart of the Etruscan shrew, one of the world’s smallest mammals, beats incredibly fast — up to 1,500 times per minute, or 25 times per second. The human heart, in comparison, is sluggish, beating only 60 to 100 times a minute. Then there’s the heart of the blue whale, the largest animal ever to … Read more

Norway’s largest ‘fjord’ is only a few hundred thousand years old

In a new study, researchers have concluded that the 700-metre-deep Norwegian trench is quite young. You see, for geologists, 350,000 years is anything but old. In the study published in Marine and Petroleum Geology, researchers at Equinor and the University of Newcastle have examined the traces of ice that formed the huge trench around the … Read more

The Permian Basin is America’s largest oil basin, but alone couldn’t fuel the US for 200 years

Does America possess enough oil in 86,000 square miles to fuel the nation for two centuries? Sounds like a pipe(line) dream, but according to a viral image on Facebook, a “small area” in western Texas and southeastern New Mexico “has enough oil to fuel America for the next 200 years.” The post is correct that … Read more

New Cambridge institute to house largest concentration of heart and lung researchers in Europe – BIOENGINEER.ORG

HRH The Duchess of Gloucester will today officially open the Heart and Lung Research Institute (HLRI), a major new addition to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. HRH The Duchess of Gloucester will today officially open the Heart and Lung Research Institute (HLRI), a major new addition to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. It is expected that the … Read more

The 2022 Tonga volcano eruption was one of the largest ever recorded

The e Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai undersea volcano became the largest source of gravity waves on Earth. (Credit: NOAA / NESDIS) A new analysis has verified that the eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai undersea volcano in January 2022 was among the most explosive volcanic eruptions ever recorded. It was the largest volcanic eruption of the … Read more

Shrimps and worms among first animals to recover after largest mass extinction – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Researchers studying ancient sea bed burrows and trails have discovered that bottom burrowing animals were among the first to bounce back after the end-Permian mass extinction. Credit: By artist Yaqi Jiang (A, Permian, B, Early Triassic Griesbachian, C, Early Triassic Smithian) Researchers studying ancient sea bed burrows and trails have discovered that bottom burrowing animals … Read more

CMC Metals Mobilizes Field Crew for Its Largest Exploration Program in the Emerging Rancheria Silver District in Yukon and British Columbia and the Appointment of a Senior Geologist

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / June 21, 2022 / CMC Metals Ltd. (TSXV: CMB) (Frankfurt: ZM5P) (OTC PINK: CMCXF) (“CMC” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the first field crews have been mobilized to the Silver Hart Property, Yukon, to prepare for the largest drill program on that property to date. Significant improvements … Read more

Secrets of aging revealed in largest study on longevity, aging in reptiles and amphibians – BIOENGINEER.ORG

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – At 190 years old, Jonathan the Seychelles giant tortoise recently made news for being the “oldest living land animal in the world.” Although, anecdotal evidence like this exists that some species of turtles and other ectotherms – or ‘cold-blooded’ animals – live a long time, evidence is spotty and mostly focused … Read more

Biologists capture largest python found in Florida at 18 feet

A team of Florida wildlife biologists captured the largest Burmese python ever discovered in the state, officials announced Thursday. The gargantuan female serpent, considered an invasive species in Florida, measured nearly 18 feet long and weighed 215 pounds, according to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. The snake was caught last December in the Everglades following … Read more