You probably take for granted that your skin can expand by reproducing cells. In order for an insect to grow in size, though, it must shed its old protective covering and replace it with a new one. This process is called a molt. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Termites are often regarded as gluttonous creatures because of the billions of dollars of damage their appetites generate every year for homeowners, but would you believe that termites are actually picky eaters? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Believe it or not, the Australian burrowing cockroach, also known as the rhinoceros cockroach, is one of Australia's most popular pets.
The nutritious skin is where a lot of the vitamins are. Important nutrients such as fiber, calcium, iron, and vitamin C are found in the skin. However, you probably didn’t know that potato skins contain poison.
The ultraviolet light is supposed to attract mosquitoes against an electrified grid, which then zaps them. Well, it’s true that plenty of mosquitoes are attracted into your backyard by the light, but once the mosquitoes catch a whiff of you, they ignore the light completely.
Almost all mammals, in fact, have REM sleep; birds do too, although only in the early parts of their lives. It seems that sleep and REM are required by a particularly complex kind of brain.
It may not have occurred in your neck of the woods, but all across the globe people are reporting that small animals are falling from the sky!