Ants are as common as they are special. They can be found in nearly every corner of the Earth, and their ability to organise themselves is remarkable.
The number of species catalogued as fluorescent increases each day, and UV lights can help us to find some that are only active during the night, generating a wide range of creative resources to photograph them.
The emergence of human dwellings and constructions, including stables, of course, provided an excellent opportunity for the survival of flies during the winter. Joaquín Baixeras explains.
Alberto Tinaut, biologist specialised in the study of ants, explains the secrets of these winged insects.
Both insects and reptiles moult. However, there are some differences between both groups. Professor Jesús Selfa Arlandis explains.
A team of researchers of the University of Alacant, together with German and Brazilian scientists, have discovered a new interaction between insects and plants. They are fly larvae which can survive in a carnivorous plant and feed from its prey. This is what we know as «cleptoparasitism». According to
The answer to this is yes. Plants can reproduce errors in the growth of some cells, which would cause the formation of cell masses or tumours that could be considered cancers.
With temperatures being so high this summer, mosquitoes (and their bites) are proliferating. But did you know that only the female mosquitoes bite? Why does this happen?
It is quite likely, to procure their own common offspring, that King Ferdinand the Catholic had invigorating potions while married to Germana de Foix.
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