Fear is in the soil

Leaf litter and other plant debris are broken down in the soil by fungi and microbes, which decompose the organic matter into molecules which they can use.  We know that all living matter is connected through complex ecosystem interactions.  Changes in predator populations affect the prey populations which may then cause changes to the plants … Continue reading Fear is in the soil

Magneto…nope!

We have all heard about birds being able to sense the Earth’s magnetic field in order to navigate during migration, but how can they do that?  There have been a number of studies that implicated iron-rich cells in the upper beak of birds as magnetoreceptors.  Just like there are neurons that can sense mechanical stimuli, … Continue reading Magneto…nope!