"Artillery installation" in nature

Published December 06, 2016

Artillery installation in nature

Living beings have at their disposal sometimes quite entertaining organs for defense and offense. "Artillery installation" found in nature very often. For example, a truly amazing creation lives in the jungles of South America. At first glance, unremarkable small beetle as one centimeter, referred to herein as brahinus. However, the nearest acquaintance with him has caused a sensation...

Plant-hunters

Published December 06, 2016

Plant-hunters

It turns out that there are predators among the plants that prey continuously. They know how to watch for, lure, and then mercilessly kill their prey. They are called plant-hunters. On the globe there are about 500 species of carnivorous plant-hunters. First on the list can be called sundew...

The tselokant

Published December 06, 2016

The tselokant

Probably everyone remembers from the textbooks of biology drawings, in which fish is shown with which the evolution of first vertebrates on earth begins. Can we assume that this fish really exist? It was believed that she had died a long time ago. She even gave the name - tselokant. Scientists have long searched for a solution to this problem. And finally...

Sweeter than sugar...

Published February 05, 2017

Sweeter than sugar...

Can plants be sweeter than sugar?.. It turns out, yes. In this case, even chemistry can not do anything. It was supplied us the sweet substance - saccharin, which is 300 times sweeter than regular sugar. However, recently discovered plant, the fruit of which is much sweeter than sugar and, even saccharine...

Baobab

Published April 09, 2017

Baobab

Since the childhood many times it was necessary to hear the name of a miracle-tree baobab which grows somewhere in Africa. But what kind of tree is this, and what is its uniqueness known by far from all. It turns out that among the wonders of the vegetable world of tropical Africa, one of the main places belongs to this wonderful tree of baobab...

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