New Study Suggests Spiders Dream

In a new study, researchers from the University of Konstanz in Germany discovered that spiders, specifically the jumping spider species Evarcha arcuata, experience moments of rapidly shifting eye movement while they sleep—a sign that indicates they may be dreaming. These twitches are similar to that of other animals who experience REM sleep, the phase in slumber in which dreaming occurs. To find more concrete proof …

“The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030-2100” at Moscow’s Garage Museum

Russia's premiere contemporary art institution sparks climate change dialogue with a first-ever, full-museum exhibition

For anyone wary of artist statements on climate change solutions, that isn’t what guests will find inside the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art‘s new exhibition The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030-2100. There are no answers here: no preaching, proselytizing or condescension. Instead, Moscow‘s Garage Museum (a premiere contemporary art museum and archive) put together a compelling, oftentimes provocative showcase of more than 50 …

Earth’s “Deep Biosphere” Thrives Beneath Our Feet

The Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO), composed of 1,000 scientists from 52 countries, studies the underground ecosystems between Earth’s surface and its core. In a recent statement, this has been referred to as “Deep Biosphere” as a “subterranean Galapagos” potentially filled with millions of undiscovered species. Despite darkness and harsh conditions, life has been found as far as three miles below the continental subsurface and six-and-a-half miles below the ocean’s surface. The …