Sloths Don’t Just Live in Slow-Mo, They Can Put Their Metabolism On Pause

Sloths’ reputation as lazy, slow and stupid creatures owes much to French naturalist Georges Buffon, who described the tree-dwelling mammal as the “lowest form of existence” back in 1749. Buffon’s assessment has endured for centuries, but much of the criticism directed at sloths is unwarranted. As zoologist Lucy Cooke explains for The Day, the sloth’s sluggish lifestyle is a deliberate survival strategy that has enabled it to maintain a place on Earth for nearly 64 million years. Continue reading Sloths Don’t Just Live in Slow-Mo, They Can Put Their Metabolism On Pause

The Hottest Watch Movements

The appeal of high-end watches has always been a combination of different aspects, in which the watch movement plays a very important role. While our eyes are usually focused on the front of the watch, nowadays the glass case back on many models also allow us to take in the mechanical marvels that power it. Many of them are the result of dedication, perseverance, ingenuity, and craftsmanship, which are all needed in their creation process. Some movements have been around in more or less the same configuration for decades, while others have been conceived in more recent times. Time to take a closer look at what we consider some of the hottest watch movements available today! Continue reading The Hottest Watch Movements

Discovery of ‘Goblin’ Solar System Object Bolsters the Case for Planet Nine

Astronomers have discovered an object, dubbed “the Goblin,” in the outer reaches of the Solar System. The dwarf planet never gets any closer to the Sun than 6 billion miles, but experts say its orbital configuration points to the existence of a much larger, more distant planet —the elusive Planet Nine. Continue reading Discovery of ‘Goblin’ Solar System Object Bolsters the Case for Planet Nine