Tagged: animal

Why cockroach milk is the ultimate ‘superfood’

Forget oat, soy or almond milk… one day, you may be able to enjoy a cockroach milk latte. Social media lit up on last month when Marie Claire  reshared an article first published in August...

True facts about leafcutter ants

Leafcutter ant, (tribe Attini), any of 39 ant species abundant in the American tropics, easily recognized by their foraging columns composed of hundreds or thousands of ants carrying small pieces of leaves. These moving...

How to pick up a cat like a pro

Dr. Burstyn and his feline friends demonstrate how to pick up a cat in a way that is comfortable for the cat and safe for you. A must watch for anyone with a feline...

Why is blue so rare in nature?

Among living things, the color blue is oddly rare. Blue rocks, blue sky, blue water, sure. But blue animals? They are few and far between. And the ones that do make blue? They make...

Traditional Laplander reindeer castration

Lapland casts a powerful spell: there’s something lonely and intangible here that makes it magical. The midnight sun, the Sámi peoples, the aurora borealis and roaming reindeer are all components of this – as...

The cute aardwolf

Aardwolf comes from the same family as the hyena, which explains why they look so similar, but unlike their bone-chomping cousins, aardwolves prefer to munch on termites, much like an aardvark (the word “aard”...

The effects of smoking toad vendom

Bufo alvarius toad venom was found to contain 5-MeO-DMT in 1965. Toad venom smokers ‘milk’ live Bufo alvarius toads of their venom by stroking the areas around their parotid glands which causes the toad to...

Why do women have periods?

A handful of species on Earth share a seemingly mysterious trait: a menstrual cycle. We’re one of the select few mammals on Earth that menstruate, and we also do it more than any other...