Category: Environment

How clouds reveal the weather

Shaped by the landscapes they cross, clouds can tell us when a sunny day is on the horizon and warn us about incoming storms The sky is often abundant with clouds. We usually take...

What causes an avalanche?

With 1 million avalanches occurring each year, what creates these snowy landslides, and how can we predict them? Image source: Pixabay Mountaintops are like a continuous dumping ground for the clouds, with some accumulating...

Why do some animals live together?

Different organisms can benefit from living with each other – but is it always a fair deal? (Image source: Pixabay) Clownfish find protection in the anemone’s tentacles, while they chase away fish that would...

Animal Antivenom

How do some creatures survive being bitten and stung by the most venomous nasties on Earth? Image source: Pixabay Whether it’s the bite from a viper, a sting from a scorpion or the subtle...

Soil structure

Learn more about this precious resource vital to the environment and even to preserving our history (Image source: Pixabay) The function of soil is far more important than just the dirt beneath your feet....

Life in a rock pool

Rock pools may only be small bodies of water, but they are full of marine life (Image source: Pixabay) Rock pools are coastline ecosystems found in the intertidal zone of many beaches around the...

How do cat paws work?

A cat’s paws are vital to keep the feline alive and kicking. They can help perform many functions from shock absorbing and self- defence to cleaning, killing and climbing (Image source: Pixabay) Unlike other...

How do plants transport water?

Image source: Pixabay Plants might look static, but they’re hydraulic engineers that are always at work Water is vital to plants. From growth and photosynthesis to flowering and keeping their leaves in shape, they...

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...