.@beatricebiology joins us to talk about comics, biology, & more on ep 171 - Beatrice Walks The Plank!
Just look at this for a few iterations before looking below to see what it is. The answer may surprise you. Also, it’s way cool.
Take a gander at this shit right here, it’s an MRI of broccoli.
Broccoli contains a fucking ridiculously high amount of potassium, which maintains a boss nervous system and keeps your brain at the top of it’s game.
Condors Drive Cougars in SA to Kill More
by Douglas Main
Cougar biologist Mark Elbroch spent more than a year in South America’s Patagonia region tracking down pumas and recording what they hunt and eat, riding on a horse for up to 21 hours at a time. In the course of his research, Elbroch noticed something odd: Patagonian pumas kill about 50 percent more animals than their North American counterparts and spend less time feeding on their hard-earned meals. But why?
According to a study Elbroch co-authored and which was published earlier this month in the journal PLoS One, the cougars abandon their kills due to harassment from Andean condors, a near-threatened scavenging bird, Elbroch told OurAmazingPlanet. This came as a surprise, however, since the condors are physically much smaller than these mountain lions, and don’t directly threaten the big cats, he said…
(read more: Live Science) (photos: Mark Elbroch)
A very cool interaction. Makes me wonder if we’ll see something similar is the California Condor recovers even more.