The Venus flytrap is a carnivorous plant which attracts insects with the smell of nectar and its vivid colour.
Solar energy is clean, but it usually takes up huge tracts of land. In India, an alternative is turning the country’s canals into glittering trails of solar panels.
While a great white shark’s 300 serrated teeth are an amazing hunting adaptation, what’s even more amazing is their replaceability. In a lifetime, each shark can grow up to 20,000 of them
Queen ants dozily dream, while worker ants are forced to get by taking power naps, the first study of the sleeping habits of ants has revealed.
The Matabele ants have been seen cleaning wounds and possibly administering antibiotics to prevent infection
After decades of international pressure by a UN group, leaded gasoline is no longer being produced.
Plastic roads technology was first developed by an Indian, Rajagopalan Vasudevan in 2001. The technology consist of plastic waste incorporated into the asphalt mixture. The implementation of plastics in roads also opens a new option for recycling post consumer plastics.
A cyclone is a large scale air mass that rotates around a strong center of low atmospheric pressure. Cyclones never cross and rarely approach the Earth’s equator.
Duck rice integrated farming has shown an improvement of 20% yield over traditional farming while returning a net 50% higher return.
BoNT poses a major bioweapon threat because of its extreme potency and lethality; its ease of production, transport, and misuse; and the need for prolonged intensive care among affected persons. It is also used in medical treatment.
Many cultures around the world refer to the Pleiades as “seven sisters” & also tell quite similar stories about them. There are clues to think that these stories may date back 100,000 years to a time when the cluster looked quite different.
The sun appears to rise on the eastern horizon and sets on the western horizon. How much does the location of the sunrise and sunset change throughout the year depends upon where you are.
The concept of a spherical Earth displaced earlier beliefs in a flat Earth.
Atomic-scale imaging reveals tiny animals use zinc to sharpen their miniature tools
ALON is optically transparent and extremely hard. In addition to being used as a transparent armor material, ALON is used as infrared-optical windows.
Believe it or not, they get lighter. USB drives use Flash memory, which means the the ones and zeros of your data are stored on transistors.
Almost everything will try to eat horned lizards, from coyotes to carnivorous mice. In response they have evolved an arsenal of defences.
Rosetta was a space probe built by the European Space Agency launched on 2 March 2004. Along with Philae, its lander module, Rosetta performed a detailed study of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. During its journey to the comet, the spacecraft performed flybys of Earth, Mars, and the asteroids.
This is Leucochloridium, a parasitic worm that invades a snail’s eyestalks, where it pulsates to imitate a caterpillar. The worm then mind-controls its host out into the open for hungry birds to pluck its eyes out. In the bird’s guts the worm breeds, releasing its eggs in the bird’s feces, which are happily eaten up by another snail to complete the whole bizarre life cycle.
Naked mole rats are rarely get cancer, are resistant to some types of pain, and can survive up to 18 minutes without oxygen. But perhaps their greatest feat is that they don’t age.
A new adhesive that mimics the sticky substance barnacles use to cling to rocks may offer a better way to treat traumatic injuries.
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