Instead of blood, sea stars have a circulatory system made up primarily of sea water. Seawater is pumped into the animal’s water vascular system through its sieve plate (madreporite — light-colored spot on the top). When it catches food the sea star then pushes its stomach through its mouth outside and then digests the animal […]

Octopuses have nine brains — one central brain, eight at the base of each arm, for movement control. Two-thirds of an octopus’ neurons reside in its arms, not its head. As a result, the arms can problem solve independently of the rest of the body. They can navigate through mazes, solve problems, take things apart, […]

Although while polar bears usually look white, their fur isn’t white at all, it’s clear, and their skin is black. Polar bear fur is: Hollow Transparent Coarse Tapered The hair has light scattering particles inside. Sunlight travels into the hair and bounces around the hollow part of the hair causing a reaction called luminescence. This […]

The female is the largest fish, the breeding male is the second largest and the rest are sexually immature males. Males can turn into females if the alpha female dies. If this happens the dominant male will get the first choice of food and begin to gain weight, ultimately becoming female. She will then choose […]

They are born with grey feathers, which gradually turn pink in the wild because of a natural pink dye called canthaxanthin. They obtain the dye from the food they eat. (Brine Shrimp and Blue-Green Algae) They will lose most of their pink color if they change diets. Flamingos in zoos are fed synthetic canthaxanthin to […]

If your trees have lost all of their leaves but there are still patches of green leaves on them, they are most likely under attack by mistletoe. Mistletoe is a parasite that slowly kills trees. How It Spreads: The mistletoe is dependent on birds dispersing its seeds. Birds feed on the fruits (drupes) of the […]

The Spontaneous Remission Project has a database compiled by the Institute of Noetic Sciences with over 3500 case studies in the medical literature of patients who have gotten better despite incurable illnesses. Within the database, you will also find several medical cases where patients were given fake treatments, (a sugar pill, a saline injection, etc.) but responded as […]