Can Ants Shrink and Regrow Their Brains?

For most ant colonies, there is a simple hierarchy: a single queen lays all the eggs, and a caste system of workers manages everything else – food gathering, baby ants, war, etc. The rest of the ants are sterile, only males & queens can reproduce. The colony normally dies when the Queen dies. The Indian…

EDIBLE FUNGI YOU WOULD LOVE

In continuation of our series on edible mushrooms, especially some of whom you would find in high-end supermarkets and restaurants, you would love what we are discussing today. Check out our series on mushrooms on our blog (link in bio). Saffron Milkcap This mushroom often surprises people when they see an orange mushroom covered in…

The Edible Rainbow

People often assume that all the coloured mushrooms are poisonous. Although the idea of this colour code cannot be entirely denied or avoided, the truth is that when it comes to these edible fungi, there are a lot of misconceptions that need to be clarified. So, let’s bust the myths around edible fungi. Scarlet Elfcup…

5 Most Poisonous Mushrooms

Mushrooms are enjoyed by many people all over the world, and are a divisive food that diners either love or despise. Those who enjoy eating fungi, on the other hand, must be cautious about which mushrooms they consume, as approximately 30 wild species are known to be consistently fatal due to high levels of toxicity,…

How Birds Help Study Mercury Contamination

Did you know we study Mercury contamination by assessing bird feathers? The contamination of our ecosystem by Mercury is growing every day and its impact needs to be measured. Studies show Mercury is a global pollutant and mostly for wetlands. Birds aid in the biomonitoring of mercury in our ecosystem. Scientists research few bird species…

Do Plants Have Consciousness?

Do you have a feeling that your plants can sense how your mood is or how you are feeling on a particular day? While in some stories and some plant parents have experience where plants respond as if they can understand what you are going through, just like your pet, this is not proven. For…

How Does the Octopus See Colour?

We know that octopus is a very smart marine creature. Octopus’ level of self-expression, problem-solving, and astuteness is very high. Of course, vision is a very crucial part of living life. An earthworm is a successful creature, yet the earthworm is blind. In the case of octopuses, they had only a single type of photoreceptor….

RIP Bedlight. Hello Glowing Plants

Very soon the lighting industry is going to a jolt, especially in the area of night lamps as they are going to be blown away by the latest entrant in the market – a glowing plant! Scientists have used the bioluminescent properties of mushrooms to create ornamental house plants with long-lasting leaves and flowers.The use…

Will Children be hit by the 3rd Wave of COVID-19?

We asked our mentor and guide, Dr Damle, this question and here is what he had to say. Several parents are calling in asking, whether they are children are at risk during the third week. Since experts have said that, children may get hit. Take the experts seriously because what they have said, they want…

Ancient Uses of Plant Resin

Natural resin is one of the most versatile substances that you can find. It is a sticky substance that is secreted generally by coniferous trees as a means of protection. It is toxic towards insects and herbivores and helps to keep the tree protected from harm. Resin has been harvested and used by humans since…