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The Role of the Holes in Swiss Cheese Plants
The leaves of Swiss cheese plants are full of naturally occurring holes, which scientists have theorized, are useful in reducing the amount of stress that is felt by the plants from extreme weather like hurricanes, or as camouflage to hide them from herbivores. Research by scientists from Indiana University in Bloomington suggests that the holes 'allow the plants to capture sunlight more regularly' in the dense rainforests where it grows.
Dragonflies Are Incredibly Efficient Hunters
Dragonflies are impeccable hunters, catching more than 95 percent of their targeted prey. Scientists are studying them to gain an understanding of their amazing hunting abilities. They have an immense appetite. According to a Harvard study by Doctor Stacey Combes, one dragonfly ate 30 flies in a row and would have kept eating. Dragonflies can track their prey using their highly developed brain, eyes and wings.
An Abandoned Oil Rig Becomes a Thriving Eco System
An eco-system so spectacular that it is attracting attention from divers to explore it has developed in a most unexpected place: in the support system of an abandoned oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, and a host of organizations are working to reconsider the order to blast it into smithereens.
Todays Green Minute
The Effects of Drought on Cattle Farming in Arkansas
Drought can destroy farm crops and drive up prices for consumer products that depend on corn, wheat or soybeans. Cattle ranchers are also affected by drought. Gary Rowlands raises Black Angus cattle in Hector, Arkansas. He says drought conditions have forced him to sell off a part of his herd.
Crashed Meteor Couldn't Be Detected Due to Sun's Glare
The meteor that crashed in Russia couldn't be detected due to Sun's glare.
The Return of the Crane
Once eaten to extinction, can the mighty crane be brought back to wetlands across the UK? Join a team of conservationists taking on the challenge...
Monster Bug Wars: Mantis Battle
A Spiny Leaf Insect battles a Giant Rainforest Mantis.
World’s 5 Strangest Natural Wonders
Check out 5 of the world's strangest natural wonders.
Emperor Penguin Populations in Antarctica
A new study indicates melting sea ice, caused by climate change, may soon wreak havoc on one colony of emperor penguins - and that could spell doom for a large swath of the entire species.
Swamp Wars: A Python Draws Blood
An aggressive blood python finds its way into a South Florida back yard.
How We Know Spring Has Arrived
What causes the dramatic changes that occur in both man and nature during spring? While many ancient cultures tracked seasonal shifts, the big breakthrough in actually understanding them occurred when Nicolaus Copernicus posited that the earth revolves around the sun.
Monster Goldfish Invade Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is being overtaken by Giant Goldfish! Some of these suckers are several pounds. But not all goldfish can grow this big. Scientists say something in the lake is helping these behemoths reach this size.
1,200-Year-Old Tree Succumbs to Strong Winds
An oak tree in Wales that was believed to be around 12 hundred years old was pushed over by strong 60 mile per hour winds. The Pontfadog Oak has historical significance, and plays a part in a Welsh legend about a prince rallying troops before they defeated the British army.
River Monsters: Jeremy Wade Heads Deep Into the Jungles of Nicaragua
Who has more fight? Jeremy Wade or a Nicaraguan river monster? Watch this scene from River Monsters to find out.
Baby Sea Turtles Run the Gauntlet
Olive Ridley sea turtle hatchlings run the gauntlet in Costa Rica.
Backpacking & Camping