Category: Environment

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...

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...