Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Bee Story

The Bee Story Did you Know? It is estimated that one third of the human food supply depends on insect pollination, most of which is accomplished by bees, especially the domesticated European honey bee. In New Zealand scientists discovered that … Continue reading

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Huge Dragon Flies Wing Span 2 And A Half Feet Lived On Earth

Did you know? Huge Dragon Flies wing span 2 and a half feet lived on earth. About 300 million years ago the atmosphere of the planet earth was quite different. This was the late Paleozoic era. The Paleozoic was a … Continue reading

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Black Drongo

Black Drongo Did you know? Drongos are aggressive and fearless birds, and although only 28–cm (11–in) in length, they attack much larger species that enter their nesting territory, including crows and birds of prey. This behavior led to their former … Continue reading

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Moon and Life On Earth

Moon and Life On Earth Did you know? The fact is – No Moon No Life on Earth. If we had no moon then life may not have existed on the planet earth. The Earth’s axial tilt is officially called … Continue reading

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Remarkable Spiders Web

Remarkable Spiders Web Did you know? The strongest known spider silk is produced by the species Darwin’s bark spider (Caerostris darwini). Its silk is the toughest biological material ever studied, over ten times tougher than a similarly-sized piece of Kevlar. … Continue reading

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Butterflies Taste With Their Feet

Did you Know? Butterflies Taste With Their Feet. A butterfly’s sense of taste, 200 times stronger than humans, is coordinated by chemo-receptors on the tarsi, or feet, which work only on contact, and are used to determine whether an egg-laying … Continue reading

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John Bohannon: Dance vs. Powerpoint A Modest Proposal

John Bohannon: Dance vs. Powerpoint A Modest Proposal John Bohannon is a biologist and journalist. After embedding in southern Afghanistan in 2010, he engineered the first voluntary release of civilian casualty data by the US-led military coalition. Using an alter … Continue reading

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Pitcher Plant

Pitcher Plant Did You Know? Pitcher plants are carnivorous plants whose prey-trapping mechanism features a deep cavity filled with liquid known as a pitfall trap. Foraging, flying or crawling insects such as flies are attracted to the cavity formed by … Continue reading

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