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Study: scientists have finally figured out how butterflies fly

Study: scientists have finally figured out how butterflies fly

For a long time, scientists have been trying to figure out exactly how butterflies fly. When compared with other flying creatures, butterflies are unique. The majority of flying animals look quite different from butterflies. Besides being physically beautiful, part of what makes butterflies so incredibly special is the fluttering and lilting flight, which is almost whimsical in appearance. Watching butterflies flit over a sunny meadow is fascinating and never fails to instill wonder in nearly everyone who sees them. When compared with other animals that fly, such as bats and birds, a butterfly's wings are broad, large, and unusually short...

Diverse Flora and Fauna of the Arctic Circle Ocean: Challenges and Conservation Efforts

Diverse Flora and Fauna of the Arctic Circle Ocean: Challenges and Conservation Efforts

The Arctic Circle ocean is home to a diverse array of flora and fauna, each adapted to survive in the harsh and unpredictable conditions of the far north. From tiny plankton to majestic whales, these organisms play an important role in the Arctic ecosystem and help to sustain the balance of life in this remote and fragile region. Flora in the Arctic Circle ocean is relatively scarce, but what does exist is specially adapted to survive in the cold and icy waters. The most common form of plant life in the Arctic ocean is phytoplankton, tiny microorganisms that form the...

The History and Beauty of Glacier National Park

The History and Beauty of Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park, located in Montana, United States, is a natural wonder that has been drawing visitors for over a century. The park's rugged mountains, pristine lakes, and abundant wildlife make it a popular destination for hikers, campers, and nature enthusiasts. But the park's history is just as fascinating as its natural beauty. The history of Glacier National Park begins with the Native American tribes that have lived in the area for thousands of years. The Blackfeet, Flathead, Kootenai, and Salish tribes all called the area home, and their traditional hunting and fishing grounds were within the park's boundaries. The...

Why you should keep your cat inside

Why you should keep your cat inside

Cats are the heroes of the internet and of history. If we are not watching cat videos on Youtube we are reading some story about how they were worshipped in Egyptian times. I love cats as much as the next person (although I would argue dogs are much better) but I am not sure why they were ever worshipped. Although if you look at some cat owners today it is clear they still are. Cat owners love their pets so much they build entire forts for them in their homes and buy endless cat scratchers to ensure the cat is...

The greatest acheivments of dogs

The greatest acheivments of dogs

It is probably fair to say that dogs are the most loved animal in the world. While cats have a great following (and were even worshipped by the ancient Egyptians) dogs are much better. They are man’s best friend, a loyal companion, and great fun. Despite all of this there is clear evidence that we don’t give dogs enough credit, that we don’t praise them enough, and that we still don’t truly respect all they have done for us. No, I am not talking about how many treats you give your dog, I am sure you give too many. I...

Are Tiger Sharks Dangerous?

Are Tiger Sharks Dangerous?

Tigers are dangerous and sharks are deadly. Combine the two and you have a tiger shark! It must, therefore, be the most dangerous animal known to man? Right? Names can be deceiving, for example, the killer whale is not even a whale but the largest breed of dolphin. Is the Tiger Shark really so deadly then and where did it get such a vicious name? Where do Tiger Sharks get their name? Tiger sharks are so-called because of the dark vertical stripes that they have on the side of their body. However, don’t think that this makes them easy to...

An Introduction to Dog Intelligence and Emotion

An Introduction to Dog Intelligence and Emotion

Mark Twain once said “the more I learn about people, the more I like my dog” and based on the latest research into this wonderous animal I would like to add “ and the more I learn about dogs, the more I like my dog”. Dogs are often called man’s best friend and the latest research into canine’s intelligence and emotion starts to show why. MRI scanners have been used for years to better understand the human brain but now they are also being used to understand the canine brain as well. The machine can be used to look at...

Eight Creepy Facts About Spiders

Eight creepy facts about spiders

Spiders. Some people despise them, others just hate them. Let’s face it spiders don’t get a lot of love in this world. Although they can be fantastic for ridding homes of unwanted houseflies they can be seen as a little bit creepy at times too. If you would like to know some more facts about spiders that really show their creepy side, read on: 1. Spiders can’t handle their solids That’s right spiders can’t digest solid foods. They have to inject a liquid into their prey to be able to eat it. The liquid melts the organs inside their food...

Why You Should Place A Lemon Next To Your Bed Every Day

Why You Should Place A Lemon Next To Your Bed Every Day

When we think about our health, it will not be long before we come to the lemon! Why? Quite simply: This golden yellow fruit not only gives us the pure vitamin boost but also contains incredibly healthy plant nutrients that scour the body for free radicals that could harm us. Tea It does not have to stay with hot tea with lemon. We have a unique trick in store for you regarding this acid superstar. If you want to do something good for your skin, then start the day with a glass of lukewarm water and enough fresh lemon. It...

10 Interesting Facts About Komodo Dragons

10 Interesting Facts About Komodo Dragons

The Komodo Dragon. Without doubt one of the world’s most interesting creatures. While the world of dinosaurs is long over, there still exist some creatures today that appear out of prehistoric times. The Komodo Dragon is one of these. While the Komodo Dragon is well known, there are many misconceptions about the animal. Let’s try and clear some up now by delivering 10 facts you may not have known before. They are fast When you picture a Komodo dragon, do you imagine it slowly lumbering on the ground, lazily placing one foot after the other? In reality, the Komodo dragon...

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