Researchers have provided fascinating insights on parthenogenesis or virgin birth in snakes recently. Facultative parthenogenesis or asexual reproduction in any other sexually reproducing species seems to be very common in snakes and could signify a potentially vital feature of vertebrate evolution.
The Great Salt Lake’s Northern Arm in Utah has reached it record lowest altitude of 4,191.6 feet above sea level. The inland sea is literally on the verge of becoming the Great Salt Lakebed as it loses its enormity and reaches a dangerously low level. A new set of rules are being formulated to preserve the lake’s ecological strength and economic role.
In the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden near Adelaide, thousands of people lined up for getting a glimpse of an unusual flower that has a foul smell, like that of rotting flesh. It is about 2 metres in height.
Commonly known as the corpse flower, the Amorphophallus titanium has started opening in the garden's glasshouse on Monday.
Crows are intelligent and have been able to survive in diverse and difficult situations. Past researchers have proved that crows effectively use many tools. However, a technologically advanced species of crows, the New Caledonian crows, have been captured on camera making tools which they used for foraging.