Listen to this article: Mutualism is a form of symbiosis where two species assist each other in achieving greater benefits. Humans are in a constant state of mutualism with gut flora; without which we could not digest anything. We are also in a mutual relationship with larger animals such as dogs and other domesticated animals. A […]
Listen to this article: Australian farms were under attack. They requested help from the government, and the government obliged. In 1932, nearly 10,000 rounds of machine gun fire was used against the enemy. While Australia suffered no casualties (and killed thousands), in the end the military pulled back in failure. What was this unstoppable force? Emus.
When approaching Mono Lake in the summer months, you can hear a persistent and steady buzzing. As you get closer to the lake, you notice the black sands are all vibrating. These aren’t sands, but flies! And these flies seem to avoid your every step, as you aren’t on their menu, but it’s often the […]
Through the study of three different skeletons from the late Miocene epoch, the largest flying bird to have ever existed was discovered. Argentavis magnificens (translated: magnificent Argentine bird) was so gargantuan, the standing height would be around 6 feet high!