Tags: Interesting facts

Sibling Rivalry in Plants

If you have a sister or brother, you will fondly remember the silly fights you 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 professor of agriculture […]

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 at. 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 vegetation […]

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 […]

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 came together above a shared nest. The group became larger, moving in unison in an aerial dance toss to the grand outlines against […]

Are You As Lazy As The Sloth?

Interesting Life of Sloths Sloths see the world in a different way than we do. They have been slowing down their survival strategy in any way. But there’s a lot more to these snoozing tree-dwellers than meets the eye! So, in this article, we’ll take a break from our own hectic lives to investigate what […]

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 […]

The Making of Fake Rhino Horns

The fact that Rhino horn was once more expensive than cocaine and was one of the most sought after substances in the world meant only one thing – the making of fake or artificial rhino horns springing up in the market. Rhino horn is not a horn (bone and muscle) but just a tuft of […]

Honey producing cattle – Aphids

Aphids are herbivores. They suck plant juices out of the leaves, stems, or roots of plants. The juices they drink often have much more sugar than protein. These little colonies of small bugs live around a plant and mostly try to hide from our sight. But they generate special interest for other interesting creatures – […]

Marsupials & the power of 3!

When it comes to reproduction we are learning that the animal world is far more complicated than we would like to imagine. In today’s post, we will learn about the amazing anatomy of one of our favourite animal species – Kangaroo. Did you know that all marsupials (mammals which carry and tend the young in […]