animals

  1. Mr Joe

    EarthQuakes, Elephants And. Aether ?

    According to "scientists" : Earthquakes are usually caused when rock underground suddenly breaks along a fault. This sudden release of energy causes the seismic waves that make the ground shake. ... After a while, the rocks break because of all the pressure that's built up. When the rocks break...
  2. haidut

    Lab Animals Kept Under Stressful Conditions, Thus Affecting Study Results

    Several months ago, I did a post on just how stressful the IP administration method is for lab animals. That method is considered the de-facto standard for steroid studies, yet it appears it is so stressful that it can easily produce invalid results due to the its strong effects on the HPA axis...
  3. J

    How Nutritious Is Animal FAT Really?

    In the paleo, keto and especially carnivore communities, people usually praise animal fat, also for it's "high nutrient-density". But all sources I've looked at show that there aren't a lot of nutrients at all. I usually use Nährwertrechner, an incredibly detailed german food database. Here's...
  4. haidut

    The Linguistic Genius Of Prairie Dogs

    A nice article showing that the one of the most uniquely human aspect of our existence - language - is actually a capacity that much "lower" animals possess as well, and may be even more adept than us at using. Apparently, prairie dogs are not only capable of verbalizing sentences with just...
  5. haidut

    Insects Can Feel Both Acute And Chronic Pain, Can Even Develop Insect-PTSD

    Probably not many forum users know it, but to this day surgery on babies or other painful procedures is often performed without anesthesia. The rationale for this horrific torture is that the nervous system of babies is not developed yet, so they don't feel pain. It takes a special kind of...
  6. haidut

    Rats React The Same Way To Observing Pain In Others As If They Experience It Themselves

    So much for animals lacking empathy, or being “selfish machines” as famously coined by that sociopath Richard Dawkins. https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(19)30322-7?_returnURL=https%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS0960982219303227%3Fshowall%3Dtrue “…...
  7. haidut

    Plants Can Hear And Even Speak, And Their Talk Depends On Their Disposition

    The fascinating news about plants just keep on coming. It just looks like the "tree-huggers" may have been right all along - plants may be as alive/conscious as we are, with all of our capacity for listening, discourse, and even emotion. Here is a recent thread that summarizes some of the...
  8. haidut

    Insects May Be Just As Conscious As Us And In Some Aspects Greatly Exceed Us

    As many forum users likely know, the current dogma of biology is that only a few living organisms are fully "with it" like us. Those include the great apes, dolphins, and possibly elephants. As far as the millions of other living creatures on this planet - oh well, they are just automatons that...
  9. haidut

    Every Year, A Penguin Swims Thousands Of Miles To Visit A Man Who Saved Him

    I really liked this story, not only for its feel-good effect, but because it once again illustrates just how intelligent and human-like animals can be. Not to mention that swimming several thousand miles every year, just to be with the person who saved him, flies in the face of all current...
  10. haidut

    Plant Cells Communicate A Stressful/traumatic Even Similar To Animals

    Peat has written many times in his articles about the long-distance communication among cells in a living organism. When a single cell is injured is sends a signal, which if strong enough, can traverse the entire organism. This mechanism is known to occur in animals yet medical science still...
  11. haidut

    Animals Chat Just Like Humans, Consider It Very Rude To Be Interrupted

    Yet another study that shows how little difference (if any) there is between humans and other living, intelligent organisms. The study showed that not only do animals communicate verbally, but they also perform that dialogue very similarly to humans. They practice proper talking form and make a...
  12. haidut

    Safety Of Long-term Use Of DMSO As A Solvent

    I wanted to post this even though it won't change the mind of DMSO opponents. The topic of DMSO safety has come up multiple times among scientists using it as a solvent for delivery of chemicals in vivo studies and so I did some digging and found some interesting data point. First, DMSO used in...
  13. haidut

    A Piece Of Dough Can Learn Just Like Animals And Humans

    Remarkable study, showing that there may not be that much difference between what is in our heads and that cold rock lying by the road. The learning occurred through change of structure within the matter and required proper timing - i.e. both of these phenomena are required for learning in...
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