By: Stanley Courage Duoghah
Most living things (insects included) are diurnal creatures—being active during the day and disappearing as soon as dusk sets in. Others, however, are the exact opposite, including insects that are nocturnal; those to be found sleeping or remaining inactive during the day and being...
Scientists discover signs of ancient life in Antarctic Lake
By: Leigh Goessl
British researchers believe they have found signs of ancient life residing in the Antarctic region. The organisms are estimated to be about 100,000 years old and live underneath the depths of the ice-covered Lake Hodgson, which is located on the Antarctic Peninsula. According to...
By: Michael Totten
Most marine life depends on sunlight for its continuous existence. The sun's visible light penetrates as much as a mile deep in some parts of the ocean, although most of that light is lost after the first 50 feet or so. However, the sun's electromagnetic...
Why field guide books are often incorrect when they define ranges for plants
By: Amber Celeste
Many excellent field guide books seek to provide information about the extent of a particular plant species’ actual geographic range. Yet sometimes this information either is not complete, or grows outdated over the course of time. Why? A number of reasons may potentially account for...
By: Michael Totten
The discovery that some marine life can hitch a ride on a submarine to colonize an otherwise inaccessible ocean area came as an accident which ruined many months of deep-sea species cataloguing. However, that research turned up something completely different, with much larger implications than...
By: Michael Prather - 660563
Approximately 543 million years ago, a tremendous change took place on the Earth. This change came in the form of a rapid diversification of life. This change marks the beginning of a period in the history of the Earth known as the Cambrian era, and...
By: Alianess Benny Njuguna
Grasshoppers and locusts share many similarities, though they differ in terms of size, behavior and change of body color. Grasshoppers are found all over the world where there is plenty of grass or certain species of plants. They are, therefore, herbivores animals signifying their diet...
British scientist claims to have found alien life in Earth's atmosphere
By: Leigh Goessl
A group of scientists in Britain have claimed to have found tiny organisms in the Earth's atmosphere that came from outer space. The team, from University of Sheffield and Buckingham University, described the find in the clouds as potentially being "revolutionary" and might possibly "completely...
New legless lizard species found in California
By: Leigh Goessl
Scientists in California have made an interesting discovery near a runway at the Los Angeles International Airport. Within the El Segundo Dunes end of one of the runways, the researchers found legless lizards. The species was previously unknown. The two scientists had been searching for...
The differences between grasshoppers and locusts
By: Susan Smalls
Locusts are a type of grasshopper, so the two insects share many characteristics. They both have large compound eyes, antennae, mouths with strong mandibles and elongated hind legs for jumping. Scientifically, there is no taxonomical difference between the two insects; the main difference lies in...

 

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