Throughout all continents, scientists annually discover new animal and plant species, from miniature insects, through reptiles to mammals. In the Amazon they recently discovered a new species of giant electric eel, named Electrophorus voltai, which generates 860 volts -...
Most biologists and ethologists agree that dressage, demeanor, cramped conditions, and travel have an adverse effect on animals. In addition, beasts, which are very intelligent, including lions, tigers and bears, are often trained, subject to stress in well-equipped zoos....
Some fungi parasitize on other mushrooms, trees, plants, animals and humans. Some of them live in symbiosis with a host; others cause diseases of the skin or organs leading to death. Some species even manage the host's behavior. One such...
Traditional Chinese medicine has roots 5,000 years old. The first surviving medical book, which recommends bear bile against inflammation, bacterial infections and as a painkiller, dates from the 7th century. In the past, the bile was obtained by hunting...
Nature is struggling with extinction of animal and plant species through all continents. The blame is mainly human factors causing the loss of natural habitats of fauna and flora. Biologists have reported unprecedented frog counts since the late 1970s....
Images from all over the world capture the Earth's landfill. Seas and oceans full of floating plastic waste, stranded and injured animals in fishing nets, or cetacean that has landfill instead of stomach. The superiority of man over all...
Elephants, hunted for meat and tusks, ivory - one of the most expensive raw materials in the world used for jewelry making and decoration, are considered a vulnerable species. Rhinos are an endangered species thanks to poachers. The ground...
Very often there are reports of extinction of animals and plants from all over the world. The lists of endangered species, critically endangered species, and extinct species are constantly expanding. Deforestation, agriculture, infrastructure and climate change are the biggest...
Plastics are found in the stomachs of cattle, deer, shark bodies and other marine animals. Many animals die from plastic ingestion or stuck in plastic waste. Microplastics have been discovered in rain samples. Scientists have found that crustaceans living in...
Scientists have found more than 200 reindeer bodies on the island of Svalbard, lying in an archipelago of glaciers and frozen tundra between the North Pole and Norway. Decomposing bodies showed signs of starvation. The cause is probably climate...
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