Elijah Burt

169 articles

Friendship also matures in monkeys with age

Similar to older people, more mature chimpanzees seem to prefer smaller, but higher quality, groups of friends. (Image: Ronan Donovan) In youth, parties with...

Red algae form the glue of coral reefs

Coral reef (Image: mychadre77 / iStock) Coral reefs often lie like a protective bulwark off the coast and defy even severe storms. Scientists have...

Featured picture: A little mouse with a viral load

(Image: CreativeNaturs_nl)Rubella is an infectious disease caused by viruses around the world, which is particularly problematic in pregnant women - as it damages the...

Monkeys understand grammar too

Chimpanzees also understand simple grammatical rules. (Image: University of Warwick) A grammatically sophisticated language is considered unique to humans. The basis for this...

Ivory Coast soon without elephants?

Forest elephants in Ivory Coast, (Image: Sery Gonedelé Bi) The region was once considered the kingdom of the forest elephants - the large populations of...

Featured picture: A stone curtain

(Image: National Park Service)What here looks like a rust-colored fabric curtain is actually solid rock. Because it is a limestone stalactite formation in...

Baltic Sea: No offspring for cod and herring

Cod hardly have any offspring in the western Baltic Sea. (Image: I. Oelrichs) Scientists and fishermen are sounding the alarm: In the western Baltic...

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