Tagged: Biology

giant panda biting on bamboo shoot

How the Giant Panda Evolved to be Vegetarian

Giant pandas – being bamboo-chomping, sleep-loving, rolling balls of fur – are among the most adorable animals alive today. Unlike their mainly carnivorous close relatives, such as the grizzly and polar bear, the panda is content surviving on a diet...

person touching a tree trunk

Do Plants Feel Pain? A Biochemical Perspective

Plants are scientific enigmas; they are all around us, and yet we barely take notice of their existence. We know relatively little about how they respond to their environments because, well, it’s not like they can interact with us directly....

forest of blue butterflies

Why Does Nature Hate The Color Blue?

Nature is full of color, just look around you. Animals and plants are incredibly vibrant with different hues; the result of millions of years of evolution. And despite being rather common in everyday objects, one specific color eludes our natural...