Here’s an interesting fact:
Babies learn to spot a red sticker placed on their forehead by looking through the mirror at ages 18 - 24 months. Chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans, dolphins, elephants, and magpies have also been said to pass this test,
This is called the Gordon Gallup’s classic mirror self-recognition test.
This lead a group of colleagues in the Cambridge Declaration of Consciousness to assert that “the weight of evidence indicates that humans are not unique in possessing the neurological substance that generates consciousness”
When you think of a celestial ring system, the beautiful ringed planet Saturn will likely jump to mind. But for the first time astronomers have discovered that ring systems aren’t exclusive to planetary bodies — asteroids can have them too. Read more
It’s a big breaking news day for space!
Gravity measurements made with the Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft indicate the small moon Enceladus has an ocean sandwiched between its rocky core and icy shell, a finding that raises the prospects of a niche for life beyond Earth. Read more