The “sixth sense” birds use to visualise Earth’s magnetic field has been demystified, as two teams of scientists claim to have identified the source of their powers. Birds are known to navigate using magnetism, not only in their day-to day lives but also on long migrations that can cross entire continents. This ability is referred to by scientists as “magnetoreception”, but how exactly birds are able to do it has remained the subject of much speculation. Now, scientists have pinpointed a substance in birds’ eyes that gives them the power to perceive magnetic fields – a protein called Cry4. Read more Puffins have fluorescent beaks that may help them attract mates Two separate studies conducted in robins and zebra finches have described a role for Cry4 in the visualisation of magnetic fields. Previous work has suggested a group of proteins to which Cry4 belongs called cryptochromes – which are found in the eyes and are … [Read more...] about Substance that gives birds mysterious power to see Earth’s magnetic field discovered by scientists
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Blind clairvoyant Baba Vanga's predictions have often been scarily accurate. The Bulgarian mystic , who lost her eyesight when was 12 during a freak tornado, foretold the 9/11 terror attacks, the rise of ISIS , conflict in Syria and the demise of the US president. Chillingly, it was announced yesterday as tensions rise between the UK and Russia, Baba Vanga also warned of a catastrophic global war. She reportedly left a chilling prophesy on Russia and Vladimir Putin. The 'Nostradamus from the Balkans' had said that Vladimir Putin will dominate the world and that "nobody can stop Russia", Mirror Online reports . In 1979, during a meeting with writer Valentin Sidorov, Vanga said: “All will thaw, as if ice, only one remain untouched - Vladimir’s glory, glory of Russia. "Too much it is brought in a victim. Nobody can stop Russia. "All will be removed by her from the way and not only will be kept, but also becomes the lord of the world." Britain is currently embroiled in … [Read more...] about Blind mystic Baba Vanga’s long list of accurate predictions, from 9/11 to Brexit
A blind mystic who predicted Russia would take over the world to "Vladimir's glory" had predicted two huge historical events for 2018. Conspiracy theorists claim Baba Vanga correctly foresaw the 9/11 terror attacks, Brexit, the rise of ISIS and the Boxing Day tsunami long before they happened. The Bulgarian - who died in 1996 aged 85 - left predictions going all the way to the 51st Century - when she said the world would end. It has emerged the 'Nostradamus from the Balkans' had once predicted Russia would rise to global dominance and its leader - currently Vladimir Putin - would be "lord of the world", the Daily Post reports. For 2018, she predicted two events that would change the world forever, and she also revealed chilling premonitions for the centuries ahead including the end of the world. One of her predictions suggests Russia will have to wait if it wants to become the world's master. Baba Vanga said China will become the world's next "super power", taking over from the US. And … [Read more...] about Chilling predictions from blind mystic ‘who foresaw 9/11 and Brexit’
The moon “hatched” from the early Earth like a chick from an egg, a new theory has suggested. Most experts believe the moon was created when a Mars-sized object smashed into the Earth, spinning large amounts of ejected material into space. But the more colourful idea put forward by a team of US planetary scientists suggests that instead the moon grew from a “seed” within the “Earth”, which at the time consisted of a cloud of vaporised rock. Loading article content It then emerged to take its place as the Earth’s only natural satellite. The theory is said to solve a number of outstanding puzzles, such as why the isotopic signature – or atomic strain – of Earth and moon rock is almost identical, and the lack of volatile elements on the moon. Professor Sarah Stewart, from the University of California at Davis, who took part in the research, said: “This new work explains features of the moon that are hard to resolve … [Read more...] about Moon ‘hatched’ from Earth like chick from egg, says new theory
HE HAS been back on our screens in the new Blue Planet series on the BBC and his voice is one of the most recognisable on the planet.But how old is David Attenborough and who were his brothers? Here's what you need to know.Sir David Attenborough is a 91-year-old veteran broadcaster.He is best known for presenting the nine Life series – which surveyed animal and plant life on planet earth.David, who was born in Isleworth, west London, is also known for narrating Wildlife On One (1977 - 2005), and over 50 episodes of Natural World.He later narrated The Blue Planet (2001), Planet Earth (2006) and Frozen Planet (2011).He is the only person to have won BAFTAs for programmes in black and white, colour, HD, and 3D.More recently, he has been narrating BBC One’s first 4K Ultra HD production, Life Story, since October 2014 - as well as Waking Giants.His latest one-off special is Attenborough And The Sea Dragon, a show all about the remains of an ichthyosaur which was found on … [Read more...] about How old is David Attenborough, what documentaries has he presented, what’s the Blue Planet narrator’s net worth and who were his wife and brothers?