May's Topical Science Update...featuring:
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano and 'Amazing Jumping Spiders'
Rare Giraffe Calf Is Born On Boxing Day At Chester Zoo
A rare Rothschild’s giraffe calf born on Boxing Day at Chester Zoo has been described by keepers as “the best Christmas gift.”
This mammal has the world’s slowest metabolism.
There are degrees of slothfulness, even when it comes to sloths. And three-toed sloths may be the most slothful of all, new data show.
Researchers studied two species of sloth in Costa Rica. They measured the rate at which these animals’ bodies operate, converting food to fuel and growth. And this metabolic rate in one species of three-toed sloth was the lowest ever recorded — not just for a sloth, but for any mammal.
The Sun is the star at the centre of our Solar System and it affects our lives every day in lots of different ways. Clink on the links below to find out more about our Sun and see pictures taken from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.