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The Extreme Bees That Thrive On The Edge Of An Active Volcano

By Maitreyi Mantha on September 26, 2016
The Extreme Bees That Thrive On The Edge Of An Active Volcano

Like most bees, the ground nesting Anthophora squammulosa, that are native to parts of North and Central America, are a solitary species. The females lay their eggs in little underground nests and then head out to search for nectar to feed their developing larvae. This process usually takes place in environments with plenty of flora, to ensure a reliable supply of food.

These Mysterious Lizards Bleed Green!

By Kim Bussing on September 15, 2016
These Mysterious Lizards Bleed Green!

Any member of the five species of the Prasinohaema (Greek: “green blood”) skinks that that live on the island of New Guinea in the South West Pacific, would have been a shoo-in for J.K. Rowling’s wildly imaginative Harry Potter book series. That’s because besides being the only known land vertebrates to have “vivid lime green” blood, the reptiles also sport green bones, green muscles, and even a green tongue!

Swedish Study Indicates Baby Fish Prefer Plastic Over Regular Food

By Shariqua Ahmed on September 3, 2016
Swedish Study Indicates Baby Fish Prefer Plastic Over Regular Food

The fact that the increasingly large amounts of plastic debris in our oceans is ending up inside the stomachs of marine animals is well-known However, experts had assumed that it was because the creatures mistook the colorful floating debris for food. Now, a team of researchers led by Oona Lönnstedt, a marine biologist at Sweden’s Uppsala University, has found that some baby fish may actually be choosing to eat plastic over regular food!

Hubble Space Telescope Captures Spectacular Auroras in Jupiter's Atmosphere

By Kim Bussing on August 31, 2016
Hubble Space Telescope Captures Spectacular Auroras in Jupiter's Atmosphere

In 1979, the Voyager 1 spacecraft discovered that Alaska, Canada, Siberia, and Antarctica were not the only places with spectacular auroras or “polar lights” — Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, has them as well. While the lights have been studied intensely since, a recent month-long observation of Jupiter’s north pole by the Hubble Space Telescope has resulted in some beautiful, never before seen images of the planet’s northern lights.

Surprise! Your Pet Fish May Be Able To Recognize You!

By Maitreyi Mantha on August 19, 2016
Surprise! Your Pet Fish May Be Able To Recognize You!

While your pet fish may appear to be oblivious of your presence, chances are it knows you extremely well and can probably even identify you from a crowd of humans! At least, that is the conclusion reached by scientists the University of Oxford in the U.K. and the University of Queensland in Australia, following an extensive study of the archerfish, a species of tropical fish that can be found all the way from India, to Indonesia, the Philippines, and Australia.

Spectacular Perseid Meteor Showers Predicted For This Thursday And Friday

By Meera Dolasia on August 9, 2016
Spectacular Perseid Meteor Showers Predicted For This Thursday And Friday

There are few celestial events as reliable or as anticipated as the annual Perseid meteor showers. The shooting star show typically begins in mid-July and continues until the end of August. However, it is most visible around mid-August. According to astronomers this year, the best time to watch nature’s fireworks will be the evening of Thursday, Aug 11 and the early hours of Friday, Aug 12.

These Biofluorescent Catsharks Glow In The Dark!

By Kim Bussing on May 18, 2016
These Biofluorescent Catsharks Glow In The Dark!

In 2014, marine biologist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer David Gruber was on a nighttime dive to observe biofluorescent corals when he noticed a bright green eel darting across. This was the first time biofluorescence had been witnessed in a vertebrate. Curious to see if there were more such creatures just waiting to be discovered, Gruber and his team began combing through coral reefs around the world. Sure enough, they found that 180 species of animals, including bony fishes, reptiles, and even the hawksbill sea turtle, have the capability to “glow”, in the deep dark ocean waters.

Florida's Babcock Ranch Aims To Be America's Greenest Town

By Kim Bussing on May 16, 2016
Florida's Babcock Ranch Aims To Be America's Greenest Town

When a 91,000-acre piece of vacant land came up for sale in Southwest Florida about ten years ago, it attracted builders from across the country. After all, the chance to develop an area almost five times the size of Manhattan does not come frequently. But to everyone’s surprise, the owners did not auction the property that lies just 20 minutes from Fort Myers to the highest bidder. Instead, they sold it to Palm Beach-based Kitson & Partners who not only promised to preserve a bulk of the land, but also use the remaining acreage to build an environmentally friendly town.

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