Those pesky kitchen pests have helped us out more than you may think!
You’ve swatted them from your food and may have killed a handful inside of traps, but did you know that fruit flies are actually very genetically similar to us? We’ve got a lot to thank them for, and today, we learn some of the interesting things they’ve helped us discover!
Because of these gene similarities, scientists have been able to study these tiny beings and learn more about how the systems of the body work! Here’s a video all about if from KQED San Francisco’s Deep Look…
It’s pretty amazing how we’re all connected, isn’t it? We can learn so much about ourselves and our world by simply studying the other species that inhabit it.
So, what other creatures have we learned from? For starters, we’re discovering how to more efficiently design our world from the master designer itself: nature. Take a look at how biomimicry is changing how we develop solutions in this article!
And did you know that fire ants are teaching us amazing new concepts about the nature of physics, technology, and the future of robotics? It’s all from the interesting buddy system they’ve adapted. Check it out!
Now let’s talk about the naked mole rat (because who doesn’t want to talk about naked mole rats?) They’re helping us learn more about the human body concerning strokes, our lifespans, cancer treatments and so much more. We, and The Brain Scoop, tell you all about it in this article:
There’s so much more to be discovered, so keep yourself open to all of this possibility! We don’t know where it will take us, but surely it can only get better.
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