In a land filled with a vast underground network of pipes and Bowser-busting plumbers, it can be hard for a plant to lay down roots. Especially when fireballs periodically scorch the landscape. But the Piranha plant has developed special adaptations to not only survive, but to become one of the most dominant plants in the […]Read More The science behind a video game character: Super Mario’s Piranha Plant
In a galaxy not so far away at an extraterrestrial outpost selling “wonder drugs” inspired by the amazing human body from a planet called Earth in the Milky Way galaxy… Step right up to “Xizzax’s Earthling Remedies” where we have taken real samples of human body parts and created wonder drugs to heal any malady […]Read More Xizzax’s Shop of Human Parts: A SENSE-ational Offer!
Introduction: Vachellia cornigera is a type of Acacia tree commonly known as a “myrmecophyte.” The term ‘myrmecophyte’ refers to its symbiotic relationship with ants. Pseudomyrmex ferruginea is one of these ant species that has built a relationship with the Acacia tree, and this particular ant species is one of the most fiercely protective ant species […]Read More The Battle for the Great Acacia [Part 1]
There has been a number of occasions in my life where I wished I had the ability to shoot electricity from my fingers. Inspired by the Emperor (or Sheev Palpatine for you star wars fanatics out there) from the Star Wars movie series, shooting electricity from my hands would come in handy when I need […]Read More Evolutionary Mash-up: Electric Eel