As the saying goes, every rose has its thorn. But, what we call thorns are actually not thorns at all.
In the spring, the eastern half of North America turns into one big spittoon for spittlebugs.
Everyone knows that plants have some pretty good passive defense mechanisms. Learn about plants and their offensive strategies on A Moment of Science.
Why can’t leaves change colors, stay on their trees, and change back to green again when spring comes?
In the case of the African stalk-eyed fly, where the males are like hammer head sharks with their eyes extended on long stalks, sometimes measuring one and half times the length of their bodies, long stalks are an indicator of better genes.