Monthly Archives: November 2014

Are plants more intelligent than we assumed?

In their new study, the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the University of Göttingen have concluded from their investigations that plants appear to be able to make complex decisions (just like higher organisms). Their results are the first … Continue reading

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Water Related Issues!

Did you know that problems with water lead to 3,575,000 million annual deaths? I never knew that until I stumbled across this extremely educational infographic! Check it out:

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Symbiosis Explained!

Symbiosis looks at biological interactions between species. Specifically, the biological interactions branch out to: Mutualism Commensalism Parasitism The video below explains symbiosis, as well as mutualism, commensalism and parasitism in simple terms.

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Here’s Why Cats Keep Rubbing Against Our Legs

Ever wondered why your cat keeps rubbing against your leg? This video from the American Chemical Society uses chemistry to answer this question.

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Good news for bees in Ontario

Neonicotinoids are insecticides that affect the central nervous system of insects, resulting in paralysis and death, and have caused a reduction in bee populations of Ontario. The Ontario government plans to reduce the use of neonicotinoids by 80% by 2017. 

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new breeding strategies in frogs

The white spotted bush frogfrog (raorchestes chalazodes), thought to have been extinct for 100 years was rediscovered in the bamboo forest in the western ghats mountain range! Originally local to south India this little frog comes in at 25mm or … Continue reading

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What We Should and Should Not Compost

This infographic, created by hometowndumpsterrental.com shows items that we should compost and should not compost. It is important to educate the public about this because composting definitely benefits our environment. We should avoid composting things such as: Cat litter Bones … Continue reading

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