Category: Environment

The immortal jellyfish

Discover how these jellies reverse their maturity in a continuous cycle Future PLC Do you ever wish you could jump back in time to when you were younger and start life again? As life passes us...

Meet the Christmas tree worm

You’ll find no festive spirit in these defensive, unsociable creatures Image by Klaus Torsten Klaeden from Pixabay Found far from the cold of the North Pole, Spirobranchus giganteus is a species of tropical polychaete...

Do wasps live inside figs?

The life’s work of a fig wasp ensures the survival of both insect and plant (Image credit: Alandmanson/ Wikimedia Commons) Unlikely relationships are often formed in the wild, and those that survive have usually evolved to...

What is a sea squirt?

Inside the animal that eats its own brain (Image credit: Nick Hobgood/Wikimedia Commons) Sea squirts might look like plants of the ocean, but they are actually rather advanced animals. When fully grown, these potato-shaped organisms sit brainless and stationary at the...

The animals of the Himalayas

Meet the creatures accustomed to life in these mountains (Image credit: Glorious Himalaya Trekking Pvt Ltd/ Pixabay) Red panda The distinctive red panda is most common in the eastern areas of the Himalayas, such as...

Polar Bears: Meet the King of the Arctic

Image by 358611 from Pixabay The polar bear may seem cute and cuddly, but these mammoth mammals of the Arctic are a hardened species, set out to survive in these subzero temperatures, plunging to...

Should we eat insects?

As the world’s population continues to grow so too does the need for more food, but are insects really the answer? Image by SatyaPrem from Pixabay We live in an exciting world, one full...

What is the wind chill factor?

Discover why it feels so much colder on windy days, even if the air temperature hasn’t actually decreased (Image source: Pixabay/Free-photo) The wind chill factor is the temperature that a person feels due to...

Turning poop into perfume

There’s a secret scent in your favourite fragrance that started life as a smelly lump of whale ambergris Image credit: Gabriel Barathieu/Wiki Comms When walking along the beach, if you’re really lucky you might...