Blind people may use their visual cortex to regulate movement

The brain’s visual cortex may be reorganised to control movement in people who cannot see Health 16 March 2022 By Jason Arunn Murugesu Stock image of a blind person walking with a stick Shutterstock / PH888 The visual cortex, the part of the brain that receives information from the eyes, has been known to respond … Read more

Spiders that hunt in groups synchronise their movement to catch prey

Some spider species that live in groups of thousands on enormous webs synchronise their movements to catch insects up to 700 times heavier than an individual spider Life 7 March 2022 By Christa Lesté-Lasserre Some spider species hunt in packs, moving as one to catch their prey Spiders that hunt in packs use web vibrations … Read more

Kepler’s Third Law: The movement of solar system planets

Kepler’s Third Law is the last of the revolutionary theorems by German astronomers Johannes Kepler and explains planetary orbits around the sun. Before Kepler outlined his laws of planetary motion in the early 17th century, humankind’s knowledge of the solar system and beyond was in its infancy and largely remained a mystery. At the time … Read more