Tag Archives: ecology

April 27

Screaming into the void: What plants are trying to tell us

Imagine walking through a field on a hot, dry summer day. There is nobody around and the world is blissfully quiet – at least, you think it is. If only you could hear sounds at ultrasonic frequency, you would in fact hear loud “screaming” coming from all around you. You would hear the surrounding plants […]

July 28

Sharks-Sensing the Body Electric

One of the greatest fears people have about going into the ocean is the fear of being attacked by a shark. Although this fear is not truly warranted, as cows kill more people annually than sharks do [4]. But what is it about sharks that makes us so afraid of them? One major factor is […]

February 03

Plants: What are they thinking about?

As fauna, we look at the floral contemporaries in our lives as little more than living scaffolding: unthinking entities more akin to the truly lifeless- like mountains -compared to us as fast paced, conscious creatures. However, if you’ve ever felt like your house plants were feeling a little neglected after the holiday travels, maybe you’re […]