You probably wouldn’t want to find any of these presents in your stocking on Christmas morning
How It Works Feed your mind with fascinating facts about the world around you
To keep themselves alive, these much-loved creatures sleep through the whole festive season
Steroid hormones are a group of chemical messages made from cholesterol. This fatty, waxy chemical has four fixed rings in its structure, and this forms the backbone of five types of long-range chemical signals....
They may not share our enthusiasm for tinsel, but other creatures take pride in decorating their homes too
It might not look it, but our planet is a fragile place. A delicate balance of pressure, temperature andgases keeps us alive, as our atmosphere lets in enough heat for us to thrive...
When the going gets tough, the tough get going
While they can often behave as though they deem humans to be inferior, cats have stayed by our side for millennia
With appetising fruit and sticky seeds, plants recruit all sorts of unwitting animals into the vital business of seed dispersal