“We often think of plants as being passive and at the mercy of their environment. My jaw literally dropped when I first saw these videos … They beautifully illustrate how active and complex plants really are.”
Scientists have assigned a new name to the era we’re living in. They’re calling it the Meghalayan – because key data for the timing of the new age were derived from a stalagmite growing in a cave in the Indian state of Meghalaya.
An anomaly is something that deviates from what’s standard, or expected. This global warming visualization – created by Antti Lipponen of the Finnish Meteorological Institute – shows yearly temperature anomalies by country.
Interbreeding between Burmese and Indian pythons in South Florida might have resulted in what geneticists call “hybrid vigor.” One result is that the snakes seem to have adapted to both swamps and high, dry ground.