Category: Environment

How do tigers hunt?

These killer cats take down their prey solo, without any help from a pack Image source: Pixabay Poised between the blades of the tall grass in the savanna, a feline body is crouched like...

Top 5 facts about orchids

Blooming unbelievable traits of these beautiful, rare and exotic flowers (Image source: Pixabay) 1. A rare beauty The ghost orchid (Epipogium aphyllum) is among the rarest in the world. Strangely, this plant contains no...

How does magma make mountains?

Earth’s volcanoes connect the planet’s surface to its fiery core Volcanoes are mountains and gateways to Earth’s crust. These openings allow magma, volcanic ash and gas to escape during volcanic eruptions. When a volcano...

5 of the most amazing rock formations on Earth

1. Devils Tower Image source: Pixabay Towering above the trees of the Black Hills National Forest, this colossal monument appears to have sprouted straight from the underworld. The imposing geological formation is, in fact,...

Meet the animals powered by the Sun

These creatures take inspiration from plant photosynthesis and use sunlight to feed themselves Image credit: Karen N Pelletreau et al As Earth’s natural solar panels, plants obtain energy from converting sunlight into food in...

What is a spirit bear?

How these pale-pelted mammals turn their colouring to their advantage Image credit: Maximilian Helm Species: Kermode bear Ursus americanus kermodei Size: Weight: 80–200kg, Length: 1.2–1.9m Habitat: Found only in the Great Bear Rainforest, these...

What causes rogue waves?

The ocean phenomenon creating freakish swells Maritime history has long told of infeasibly tall waves that strike suddenly during calm seas and topple boats. And yet to date little is understood about what causes...

The crab migration on Christmas Island

Follow the journey of millions of crabs as they make their way to the beach for an annual get-together Image credit: Chook keeper As the rainy season descends upon the beaches of Christmas Island...

What happens at a landfill site?

What happ How we deal with mountains of household waste at landfills Hills of household rubbish can be found in every country on our planet, along with flocks of gulls scavenging from them. Landfills...