The Earth’s fossil record serves as a portal into the ancient past, offering glimpses of organisms that once roamed the planet. Recently, scientists in Germany made a remarkable discovery – a six-armed brittle star fossil that captures a moment of regeneration frozen in time. Unearthed from a limestone deposit in southern Germany, this exceptional specimen
Adenomyosis is a chronic condition that affects the uterus, characterized by endometrium-like cells growing into the myometrium. Despite affecting as many as one in five women, it remains relatively unheard of compared to conditions like endometriosis. Symptoms of adenomyosis include irregular and heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, and potential effects on fertility. Diagnosing adenomyosis can
Every day, minuscule fragments of plastic pollution make their way into our bodies through various means, including eating, drinking, and even breathing. Shockingly, it is estimated that the average person unknowingly inhales a credit card’s worth of plastic each week, with the potential health effects remaining largely unknown. In a recent discovery in 2022, scientists
Plants, often underestimated in their complexity, have a secret way of communicating and protecting themselves from harm. Through the release of airborne compounds, plants are able to repel herbivores and warn neighboring plants of potential dangers. This fascinating mechanism has been studied since the 1980s, with over 80 plant species known to utilize this defense