A new order of insect found in Cretaceous amber

Amazing!! There are about 30 orders of insects (see here), usually ending with the letters “-ptera”. You should know some of these, including Lepidoptera, Coleoptera, Orthoptera, Hemiptera (“true bugs”), Diptera (FLIES!), Hymenoptera (ants, bees, and wasps), and as many of the others as your brain can hold. Rarely do we find a new one, as…

Mouse pancreases

Mouse pancreases grown in rats generate functional, insulin-producing cells that can reverse diabetes when transplanted into mice with the disease. http://ift.tt/2kjH3HO via Mouse pancreases grown in rats generate functional, insulin-producing cells that can reverse diabetes when transplanted into mice with the disease. — Like For Real Dough

£2 coin

Glaring error means this rare £2 coin is now worth a small fortune – here’s how to check if you’ve got one, check it out

New research suggests that in recent decades green plants have ramped up photosynthesis in response to rising carbon dioxide levels, soaking up more of the heat-trapping greenhouse gases and slowing the rate of global warming — Like For Real Dough

New research suggests that in recent decades green plants have ramped up photosynthesis in response to rising carbon dioxide levels, soaking up more of the heat-trapping greenhouse gases and slowing the rate of global warming http://ift.tt/2hpyomj Take heed! via New research suggests that in recent decades green plants have ramped up photosynthesis in response to rising…

These Dinosaur Feathers Are Ridiculously Cool

Trapped in Amber Image: Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM/ R.C. McKellar) Scientists have discovered a dinosaur tail with its feathers still intact trapped inside a piece of amber. It’s absolutely incredible. gizmodo.com These Dinosaur Feathers Trapped in Amber Are Ridiculously Cool

Winter is coming

Haiku and  Crazy facts about the snowy season Freshly fallen snowflakes. Fear of snow. Speed of a snowflake. World record for most snow angels. We round up the craziest and coolest facts about winter. ❆ ❆A❆ ❆HAIKU❆ ❆ WINTER IS COMING.❆ ❆ SPRING, SUMMER, AND AUTUMN TOO ❆ ❆ LOVE WILL ENDURE ALL ❆ ❆  ❆ ❆…

Legions of Squishy Sea Things Wash Up on Sea Shore

Originally posted on Muhammad Iqbal Dar:
Legions of mysterious jelly-like creatures washed up on a California beach Monday and Tuesday, prompting speculation from locals. “Baby tremor monsters?” guessed a member of the Huntington Beach Community Facebook group. “Maybe the ‘ass-blaster’ version from “Tremors 3?” another membered pondered. “Aliens sent here to… Read more… via Gizmodo…

Bumblebee Conservation Trust

About us About bees Get involved Support us News Contact Christmas gift guide now available! Take a look at our Christmas gift guide for inspiration. You can support our conservation work this Christmas with these bumblebee friendly gift ideas. Christmas zone Our projects Learn about our current projects, including Bee Wild West Wales, plus our…