Category: Environment

What are mites?

One of the oldest forms of micro monster inhabiting your house, the mite is among the most diverse and successful invertebrates on Earth (Image source: Pixabay) 48,200 species have already been identified and scientists...

How to became a back garden eco-warrior

Believe it or not, you can help save the planet without leaving your own home Leading scientists, environmentalists and governments the world over are trying to save the Earth from a horrifying future, a...

Where is the world’s tallest waterfall?

Image source: Pixabay Discover why you might struggle to visit the tallest waterfall on Earth With their staggering power and awe-inspiring beauty, waterfalls are one of the most popular natural wonders to visit on...

British Science Week 2020: Our diverse planet

Exploring this year’s theme, discover how our planet’s incredible biomes differ (Image credit: Future PLC) 1. Mountain Rising above the surrounding landscape and found on all continents, mountains are unique in that they contain...

Why is the pufferfish so deadly?

Image credit: Pixabay (Rudy and Peter Skitterians) A look at why, despite its size and timid appearance, one type of fish can be extremely deadly when it comes to defending itself The pufferfish is...

How do golden eagles hunt?

Telescopic vision and terrifying talons: be glad you’re not a Scottish rabbit Golden eagles are apex predators, adapted to hunt in very harsh landscapes. With a wingspan of more than two metres, they are...

Why do birds migrate?

Guided by stars and driven by genes, birds embark on epic annual journeys Birds don’t migrate because of the cold. A little snow won’t actually kill them, but a scarce food supply will. Birds...

Great white sharks: How do they hunt?

Explore how these ultimate hunting machines track and catch their prey The great white shark, or Carcharodon carcharias, can only be described as the largest predatory fish in the sea. But is this aquatic...