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
We realize it's still frigidly cold in many places, but advanced planning for summer 2021 needs to start happening now. And, even with so much still up in the air about what life will even feel like six months from now, it's time to get the ball rolling today. Of course, the centerpiece of any… READ THE REST
It probably sounds trite, but a quality light source in an emergency really can make the difference between life and death. While you hope to never need it, a powerful, functioning flashlight or headlamp should not only be part of your pack for any outdoor excursion, it should also be stationed in your vehicle for… READ THE REST
It's an option virtually every small business and freelancing professional will eventually consider — do I need to rent office space? Whether it's the result of a growing staff, growing responsibilities, or simply maturing as a company, there's usually a moment for any professional organization when getting a centralized office starts to make a lot… READ THE REST