Nature

Have you ever seen the Milky Way?

The Milky Way is the galaxy that contains our Solar System. The descriptive “milky” is derived from the appearance from Earth of the galaxy – a band of light seen in the [ … ]

Frog populations have declined since the 1950s

A frog is any member of a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians composing the order Anura.   What is a frog? The oldest fossil “proto-frog” appeared in the early Triassic of Madagascar, but molecular clock dating suggests their origins may extend [ … ]

What is The Great Barrier Reef?

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres (1,400 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (133,000 sq mi). The reef [ … ]

Do you know what is the curl-crested aracari?

The curl-crested aracari or curl-crested araçari, also known as the curly-crested aracari, is a species of bird in the Ramphastidae family, the Toucans.   What is the curl-crested aracari? It measures 40–45 cm (16–18 in) long and weighs 190–280 g (6.7–9.9 oz). On account of [ … ]

The bonobo, capable of altruism, sensitivity and empathy

The bonobo, formerly called the pygmy chimpanzee and less often, the dwarf or gracile chimpanzee, is an endangered great ape and one of the two species. Although the name “chimpanzee” is sometimes used to refer to both species together.   What [ … ]

The raccoon: noted for its intelligence

The raccoon, sometimes spelled racoon, also known as the common raccoon, North American raccoon, is a medium-sized mammal native to North America.   What is a raccoon? The raccoon is the largest of the procyonid family, having a body length [ … ]