Homo luzonensis Discovery – What Does it Mean for Anthropology Research?

Homo luzonensis Discovery – What Does it Mean for Anthropology Research? The human race’s history and ancestry is an exciting but complicated affair, with various subspecies and variants that current humans share ancestral ties with. In 2019, a new branch of the human ancestral tree was discovered in a far-off cave in the Philippines. The…

Sibling Rivalry in Plants

If you have a sister or brother, you would fondly remember the silly fights you would have had as a child. In the case of plants, do you think sibling rivalry exists? K.N. Ganeshaiah is a polymath who has contributed a vast number of papers and articles in botany and agriculture. Ganeshaiah is a retired…

Can the African Jacana Walk on Water?

Blessed with long slender legs and interestingly long toes that make their walking look classy, the African Jacana is quite incredible to look. While they have not yet mastered the art of walking on water, these ‘Lilly-trotters’ walk on floating plankton, grass and water lilies. As the weight of the bird is supported pushes the…

Know your Grass

In continuation of our series on various grasses in sports, let us examine the grasses used in golf. Bentgrass It is also used on golf courses and grows thick. It is thick and can withstand heavy traffic. But the grass can not tolerate consistent heat and requires a small quantity of water to stay green….

Keep Off The Grass

Many people love playing sports and watching events that happen across the world. Whether it is hockey, soccer, cricket, etc., most sports are played on different grass fields. Have you ever wanted to know about the type of grass? If not, take a look at the other sports grass. Zoysia Grass They are low-maintenance and…

Can Climatic Conditions Alter Chocolate Flavor in Cocoa?

The market for chocolate is ever growing and high-end manufacturers are trying to stick to refined taste and high-quality. However, are you aware of the reason behind the change in the taste? First of all, chocolates’ three main ingredients are cocoa butter, cocoa powder, and sugar. The butter and power are extracted from the beans…

The Aerial Dance – Murmuration

Murmurations are a large group of starlings that twist, turn, swoop and swirl across the sky in heavenly shape-shifting clouds. Earlier in the evening, small groups of starlings from the same area come together above a shared nest. The group moving becomes larger, moving in unison in an aerial dance tosses to the grand outlines…

Can plants call for help?

With large wings that open out flat and two bright blue eyespots that stand out on a white-grey body, the majestic hawkmoth looks majestic, especially with the five yellow-orange sports. Though they are harmless to humans and largely survive by drinking nectar from flowers, they can seem friendly. But their larve have a menacingly different…

Do Plants Have Memories?

Looks like they do! After spending years researching on the ‘sensitive plant’ – mimosa, Monica Gagliano found some interesting traits. We all know Mimosa pudica is a plant known for its defensive techniques and we have covered it many times on our blog too. When it feels something hostile, the leaves of mimosa curl up…

TURN THAT BLEMISH INTO BEAUTY

As the lockdown opens up and most of us are going back to offices again, we know what you are thinking! How do you look flawless yet simply elegant! Look at our #PlantScience#carebox and you have the perfect solution for that. With the anti-blemish cream, you can now get back your natural glow within 2-3 weeks –…