Unusual birds – 10 Strangest Looking Birds on Planet

strangest birds

1. The California Condor The California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) has long been a part of Native American mythology. Some tribes believed that it was capable of killing human beings and drinking their blood, while others believed that, from time to time, it ate the Moon, which explained the lunar cycles. Some groups ritualistically killed them … Read more

Do Honeybees Sleep?

do honeybees sleep

The well-known bee writer/researcher Walter Kaiser watched honeybees in his hive. He took note of movements indicating one factor: sleep. When Henry Kaiser observed groups of bees in their hive, he saw the insects’ legs relax, antennae movement stops, and some bees even fall over sideways, as if they were exhausted. Do honebees sleep? Honeybees … Read more

How Brands Can Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

Office with greenery reflecting low carbon footprint

There are many steps companies of all sizes can take to reduce their carbon footprint. This can be anything from waste collection to active tree planting. 1. Invest in green energy and equipment Investing in green energy and green office equipment can be another great way to reduce a company’s carbon footprint. Another way to … Read more

Pestalotiopsis Microspora – Fungus That Eats Bacteria

Mushrooms that eat plastic - illustrative image

We know that there are certain organisms that eat plastic. In 2012, the students of Yale University found a mushroom that can survive by just eating plastic. It can breakdown plastic at a much more faster and efficient rate than previously known fungi and bacteria that eats plastic. This helps convert the toxic polyurethane into … Read more

Why Do Starlings Murmurate?

Starling murmuration against blue sky

Throughout the winter, there are thousands and thousands of common starlings that come from north. They can be seen flying in groups, with an enormous synchronisation, from late autumn and throughout the winter Common Starlings (scientific name:Sturnus vulgaris) form showy large flocks mainly as a defence against attacks. For many years experts have wondered how … Read more

The Dead Horse Arum mimics the anus of a dead animal

DEAD HORSE ARUM

Helicodiceros muscivorus or the dead horse arum lily mimics the anus of a dead animal to attract insects and aid pollination. This plant is native to the Mediterranean and particularly known for its flowers that smell like a rotting corpse. Its flowers give a strong, putrid smell of rotting meat that attracts blow flies. It … Read more