Category: Environment

Hummingbirds: How do they hover?

Learn how the world’s tiniest birds are uniquely adapted to their roles in specific habitats Like tiny helicopters flitting among a forest of flowers, hummingbirds are the ultimate hovercraft. In fact, their very name...

What if the bees died out?

Dogs might be man’s best friend but bees are our lifeline. A single bee makes a measly one-twelfth of a teaspoon of honey during its lifetime, but losing the sweet stuff is the least...

Why does spring happen?

What happens when winter begins to fade and spring brings the promise of regeneration? Spring occurs as a result of the planet warming up after a plunge in the temperature during winter. There are...

Plastic bottles

How are plastic bottles recycled?

What happens when you put your plastic bottle in the recycling bin? The average UK household throws away an estimated 500 plastic bottles every year, and a large percentage of them end up at...

How do solar panels work?

How sunlight is transformed into electrical energy? Solar panels – also known as photovoltaic (PV) cells – convert the Sun’s energy into electricity, which is a great alternative to costly, less environmentally friendly methods...

5 Animals you never knew could sing

We hear beautiful birdsong on a daily basis, but birds aren’t the only animals to have musical talents. The following creative creatures might just surprise you 1. Whalesong is still a complete mystery Decades...