How do plants feed? The answers quite ingenious … most plants create meals for themselves in the form of sugar. This process is called photosynthesis (‘photo’ meaning light and ‘synthesis’ meaning to make) in other words making food with light !
It used to be thought that there was no special reason for sleep, however we now know it does have a purpose and function, but we’re not entirely sure what it is yet. In this article we look at the probable reasons for sleep.
Why do we get old ? Some animals can seem to live forever 200, 300 even 400 years. Various theories in biology have been put forward regarding ageing. We look at some of them in this article.
This topic of this article is born out of pain and suffering, quite literally I’m afraid. Why do Mozzie bites itch so much ?. How can something so small cause so much misery ?
Do you really need your Brain ? : WHAT !? … A joke surely. No, this is a serious question (sort of). To see why we might ask it though we need to look at a rather strange phenomenon first observed in the 1980s.
Doctor Doolittle may have been able to talk to the animals but what about plants ? Prince Charles is famous for his chatty behaviour towards his plant friends but, do plants ‘talk’ to each other ?
This is one of those mysteries that refuse to lie down (if you’ll pardon the pun). It’s also one of those questions where there’s much debate and no clear answer. However there are some good theories that are interesting to chew over.
How does moisture from the soil reach the top of tall trees? : This is one of those questions we all think we know the answer to but you’d be surprised to know what the answer really is.
You’d be surprised at what the ‘official’ English collective nouns are for groups of animals, we certainly were when we looked into it.
When Leonardo da Vinci painted the famous Mona Lisa he gave her one of the most interesting of expressions. An enigmatic smile that has beguiled people for centuries. But what lies behind this expression?
Sometimes science really comes up with a way of proving something we felt was right all along. In this case researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have confirmed what the editors at Readers Digest have claimed for years – that ‘laughter really is the best medicine.
Are you the same person you were 10 years ago ? … a not unreasonable question when you consider that the cells in your body are constantly being replaced and regenerated. For example during a typical lifetime, humans get through around 900 skins and about half a dozen skeletons.
The human brain is a truly remarkable organ, so too is the human memory. As humans we posses a marvel of nature. An organic system capable of storing and recalling facts, figures and past events with ease and in split seconds. So, What could the memory capacity of the human brain be?
It may surprise you to know that the origin of the modern moggie, one of the mysteries of veterinary science, has only very recently been solved by researchers.