Alligators don’t just stick to freshwater and the prey they find there. These crafty reptiles can live quite easily, at least for a bit, in salty waters and find plenty to eat — including crabs, sea turtles and even sharks. “They should change the textbooks,” says James Nifong, an ecologist with the Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Kansas State University in … Continue reading WILD THINGS ANIMALS Alligators eat sharks — and a whole lot more
Giant hogweed, which can cause severe burns and blindness, has spread to Virginia What ScienceAlert calls a “giant horror plant” has made its way to yet another US state, and people who come in contact with it could feel the pain. Virginia Tech’s Massey Herbarium tweeted last week it had IDed a giant hogweed (aka Heracleum mantegazzianum) plant in Clarke County, later updating that count … Continue reading Go Back to Grid|Next Story ‘Horror Plant’ Discovered in Another US State
Male honeybees protect their queens from a sexually transmitted disease Nitesh | 29/01/2015 Male honeybees protect their queens from a sexually transmitted disease (STD) by fortifying their seminal fluid with antimicrobial protein and small molecules, according to a study published this week Continue reading Male honeybees protect their queens from a sexually transmitted disease
Were cats domesticated more than once? Nitesh | 2015/01/02 The rise of cats may have been inevitable. That’s one intriguing interpretation of a new study, which finds that early Chinese farmers may have domesticated wild felines known as leopard cats more than 5000 years ago. If true, this would indicate that cats were domesticated more than once—in China, and 5000 years earlier in the Middle … Continue reading Were cats domesticated more than once?
Cow may be the biggest mammal in 200 years if humans keep up extinctions, reveals a study The domestic cow may be the largest land mammal on Earth in 200 years, if the loss of large-bodied and currently threatened animals continues in the future, according to a study. Researchers led by The University of New Mexico in the US demonstrated that mammal biodiversity loss, a … Continue reading Cow may be the biggest mammal in 200 years if humans keep up extinctions, reveals a study
How Plants Protect Themselves Against Diseases? We all know that plants are sedentary and cannot ‘run away’ from adversary caused by both biotic (living organisms such as bacteria, fungi, virus, nematodes) or abiotic (environmental such as moisture or nutrient deficit, temperature, drought, salinity or alkalinity in soil, pollution etc) stresses. They have to stand up to the challenges and face them either by countering them … Continue reading How Plants Protect Themselves Against Diseases?