This fellow is justifiably excited to see his hungry venus flytrap procure a well-deserved meal.
Venus flytraps have a pretty good short-term memory for a plant. An insect has to tickle its sensory hairs twice within around 30 seconds for the carnivorous plants to close its leaves around the bug. To understand how Venus flytraps, which sadly lack brains, can "remember" when the bug first tickled them, scientists genetically engineered… READ THE REST
The Action Lab Man ran an important experiment to determine if a Venus Flytrap will eat and digest a jelly bean. Interestingly, the Flytrap did eat it, and once started to digest the jelly bean, it slobbered on the counter, which attracted ants. READ THE REST
I just learned about the Texas Triffid Ranch, which bills itself as "Dallas's Pretty Much Only Carnivorous Plant Gallery." The ranch is celebrating its 5th anniversary this August, although any events are on hold due to both social distancing guidelines, and what the owners describe as, "various reasons, mostly involving a day job and possible… READ THE REST
If you want to engage in some joy this holiday season, we have the perfect gift for your fun-loving family member, or even for yourself…you can now effectively turn paper airplanes into drones. For those who have spent countless hours meticulously folding aerodynamically pure paper planes that can slice through the air like a real… READ THE REST
For years, you've heard experts talk about having a solid VPN service to safeguard everything you do online. It's sound advice, especially when you consider what can happen if someone gains access to sensitive information, like your bank access details or online account logins. Yet, too often, we overlook the fragile state of our own… READ THE REST
While it's a process that's been used for centuries, you'd be surprised by the way infusion has taken cooking and medicine by storm. For those not as familiar, infusion is sort of like seasoning on steroids, extracting all components of an herb–including its flavor, scent, color, and nutrients–and transferring those properties into another carrier, like… READ THE REST