Clever disguise Clownfish are covered with a mucus similar to that of their anemone home, making them immune to its sting and tricking it into thinking the fish is part of itself. Beneficial relationship The clownfish has a symbiotic … Continued
As well as being destructive and deadly, earthquakes are also very unpredictable. However, new methods for providing early warning systems are being developed. The Quake-Catcher Network is a worldwide initiative that aims to develop the world’s largest strong-motion seismic network in order … Continued
Interview with Rick Kaiser, an ex-Navy SEAL who specialised in winter warfare, sniping and combat swimming. He was assigned to an Assault Squadron and was selected for the Enlisted Education…
Interview with the curator of Naval History at the National Maritime Museum, Dr James Davey
What was the Victory’s role at Trafalgar?
Its key role was as flagship for the commander in chief,…
Floaters are the shadows cast by tiny clumps of a protein called collagen, which forms in the vitreous humour, a jelly-like substance inside the eyes. The vitreous is mostly made of water and transmits light from the lens near the … Continued
Venus flytraps tend to grow in boggy soil that’s low in nutrients, hence they need to find another source of food to sustain them, namely insects that happen to land on their leaves. These leaves are about eight to 15cm long … Continued
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Sexual intercourse among vertebrates – that’s animals with backbones, such as humans – is a lot older than first thought. 35 million years older, to be exact. It was previously thought intercourse and internal fertilisation began in primitive fish known as placoderms that lived around … Continued
A new study, published in the journal Plos One, has revealed that extinct kangaroos were up to three times larger than the size they are today and walked on two feet instead of hopping around. The Sthenurine family of kangaroos, which existed … Continued
Everybody knows that the dodo became extinct because it was stupid… right?