Humans have been killing or injuring insects for millennia. Naturally, the question of whether or not insects feel pain might cross your mind. Well, the short answer is, “Not exactly.” Due to differences in the insect brain and body compared to higher-order animals, insects don’t feel sensations in the same way. Before discussing how that relates to painful stimuli, we ...

As any kindergartner will tell you, fall is called “fall” because the leaves on the trees change color and fall off their branches. So if that’s the case, then why do some trees keep their leaves year-round? The evidence can be found every December in living rooms all over the world. Christmas trees famously keep their green foliage all year ...

Isn’t it fascinating to see and hear a woodpecker pecking wood? This behavior is vital for this beautiful bird. This is not just a random act rather a logical one. Here are 5 reasons why woodpeckers peck In search of food Wood pecking is their food hunting strategy. When these birds find a colony of ants, larvae or other insects ...