Every day, around 40,000 thunderstorms crackle around the world, collectively turning Earth’s atmosphere into a giant electrical circuit. The upper reaches of the atmosphere have a positive charge, and the planet’s surface has a negative one… Ballooning spiders operate within this planetary electric field. When their silk leaves their bodies, it typically picks up a negative charge. This repels the similar negative charges on the surfaces on which the spiders sit, creating enough force to lift them into the air.
Sometimes it’s better not to be the best. Take rams. Those with bigger horns get the girl more often—but they also die younger… The tradeoff
Hundreds of thousands of years ago—when people still lived in small hunter-gatherer bands, when it’s not even clear they were totally anatomically modern (though they
Thought provoking piece from Footnotes 2 Plato. Very much worth your time and engagement good brothers & sisters of the Ethersphere. Supposing a properly physical