Certain dolphin behavior is most likely self-medication, according to new evidence published in iScience this month. The research shows that Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) rub against particular corals and sponges to come into contact with healing mucus that these marine invertebrates release. The rubbing causes the coral polyps to secrete the mucus that is […]

Very much in need today, aerogels that “can absorb oil from spills or stop pollutants for ever reaching the environment” are being created. The aerogel sponge is currently being tested and is expected to be able to clean rocks and birds covered in oil. Read about this amazing material in an article by Eric Bland […]