One of the most annoying things in the world is the mosquito. While no one likes being bitten by a shark, clawed to death by a bear or eating by a lion, we understand that it is part of the natural world we live in. These predatory animals are vital to the ecosystems they live in and if we are ...

Most of us have never questioned what a camel stores in its humps. It seems to be pretty obvious, after all. The camel can last long periods in the desert, much longer than a horse or any other similar animal, so the humps must be the answer. If that is the case then the humps must store water. However, it ...

Life is full of untold mysteries but when it comes to animals we largely think we have them figured out. We judge animals as a lesser species compared to all intelligent humans and we assume that we can explain all of their behavior. However, the more we learn about animals the more we realize that there is so much that ...

An unusual species of frog lives in the jungles of Central and South America: the glass frog. This amphibian is found in the warm, moist elevated forests and just like tree frogs, lives in bushes and trees. In general, the animal is fairly small, which means they typically go unnoticed. That is probably why the Manduriacu glass frog has only recently been ...

It is no wonder that the sun's UV light can harm humans when considering how thin-skinned, hairless, and squishy they are. Some have the misconception that it is only individuals who have light skin who get sunburns and can develop skin cancer. While having darker skin does provide a bit of a safeguard from ultraviolet light, those with dark skin ...

His name is Tenzing Bodosa, and he says he is most happy when he sees animals from the jungle come down to visit his forest in the Indian state of Assam. Bodosa has created the only tea farm around the globe that is elephant-friendly and favors a symbiotic relationship between man and animal. It's no secret that the elephant is ...

Depression is a mindset that can be very overwhelming. When you are depressed, you do not want to do anything. You may have a problem eating or sleeping, and oftentimes you may seem completely detached from life. When life seems too hard to live, most people seek help from a physician. Keep in mind that this depression sets in because ...

Each year, birds migrate in spring and fall. They use the winds that blow through the central part of the country to soar between Canada and Mexico. Many don’t make the massive journey and perish in flight. It’s estimated that more than 600 million birds crash into buildings and die before they reach warmer weather. Chicago is one area where ...

As natives to Australia, bearded dragons are the type of lizards that normally change their sex while still in the eggs, depending on their environment and temperature. According to researchers, there are male bearded dragons that are mating, acting, and giving birth to newborns, just like the females.  While these dragons have eight different species, all of them are cold-blooded. ...