Are you running out of space on your PS5 internal storage? Actually, let me rephrase that: would you like to increase your PS5’s internal storage space? Of course you would. With only 667.2GB of usable memory, the PlayStation 5’s internal drive is rather restrictive for those who like to have more than a handful of games installed. And if you’re a fan of Call of Duty games, you can certainly kiss goodbye to those precious gigabytes. However, unlike Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S , which both support the Seagate 1TB Storage Expansion Card that Microsoft made available at launch, Sony still doesn’t give users the option to add more PS5 storage. Microsoft lets users store Xbox Series X and S optimized games on external hard drives , too, although you’ll need to move them to the internal drive or Storage Expansion Card if you wish to play them. PS5 vs PS5 Digital Edition : which PlayStation 5 should you buy? Where to buy PS5 : all the retailers checked … [Read more...] about Why Sony’s PS5 internal storage solution has me concerned
One new baby is a handful — but what about two or more? One in 30 parents have their hands full with twins, and nearly one in 10,000 juggle triplets or more, according to U.S. data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . But how unusual is humans' ability to bear multiple young at once, and how often do other mammals have twins, triplets and quadruplets? In many animals, multiple babies are the norm rather than the exception. For example, the average dog gives birth to five puppies in a litter, according to a 2011 study published in the journal Theriogenology . So, what's the difference between a litter and twins? "It really just comes down to number," said Charles Long, a reproductive physiologist at Texas A&M University. Whereas a set of twins is by definition two babies, litter-bearing animals almost always have more. Related: Why pregnancy really lasts 9 months A female animal has a litter when she releases multiple eggs. When … [Read more...] about Can animals give birth to identical twins, triplets or even quadruplets?
Worldwide, there are 107 boy babies born for every 100 girl babies. This skewed ratio is partly due to sex-selective abortion and "gendercide," the killing of female infants, in countries such as China and India where males are more desired. But even discounting those factors, the completely natural male-to-female sex ratio still hovers around 105:100, meaning that women are inherently more likely to give birth to boys. Why? Several factors influence whether a sperm containing a Y sex chromosome or one containing an X chromosome will be first to fertilize an egg, including parental ages, their environmental exposure, stress, the stage in the mother's ovulation cycle and even whether she has had children previously; all these forces combine to set the average sex ratio at fertilization at 105:100. But what good is this built-in bias? Many demographers have speculated that the gender imbalance at birth may be evolution's way of evening things out overall. Male infants more … [Read more...] about Why Are More Boys Born Than Girls?
Garbage dumps may be such attractive pit stops for some storks that they shorten their migration routes to pay a visit, a new study suggests. A few years ago, Andrea Flack, a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, was tracking the path of white storks from Germany, trying to get close enough to the birds to download flight data from the GPS trackers attached to their backs. Flack eventually found herself standing in an open garbage dump in Morocco, staring at her research subjects. Instead of migrating across the Sahara Desert like many other white stork populations, these birds preferred to spend the winter feeding on trash. "We don't really know yet how much impact it has on their survival," Flack told Live Science. "We can think of it in two ways: On one hand, they have more to eat, and on landfill sites , some populations may increase in size. But we also don't know what kind of long-term effect this waste-feeding has. They might get poisoned … [Read more...] about Migrating Storks Can’t Resist a Garbage Dump Feast
Whooping cranes have made an astonishing comeback in North America, thanks in part to some bizarre conservation methods. Over the past 13 years, dozens of cinnamon-brown chicks have been raised in captivity to be released into the wild, and they've learned their survival skills from biologists who dress up in vaguely birdlike costumes. Strange as it sounds, this elaborate game of role-play has helped establish a new flock of whooping cranes that migrates each year from Wisconsin to Florida. But now, conservationists are faced with a conundrum: The birds raised by humans are turning out to be bad parents, and scientists don't know exactly where they're going wrong. The people trying to save whooping cranes are now testing a new approach: They're matching some chicks with adult bird parents that can hopefully step in where humans are failing. [ Quest for Survival: Photos of Incredible Animal Migrations ] A tentative success story In 1940, there were just 22 whooping cranes … [Read more...] about Birds of a Feather: Whooping Cranes Need Parents More Like Them