Spiders don’t have ears, but their webs may function as ‘Hearing’ Aid.

writes David Nield in Nature of April 2, 2022. Spider webs are essential for capturing food – but they might also be used as giant hearing aids for the arachnids that spin them, according to newRead more

Fungi May Be Communicating in a Way Like Human Speech

Writes David Field in Nature. 07 April 2022. A new study has identified patterns of nerve-like electrical activity being produced by fungi. What’s more, patterns within the activity appear to beRead more

Does talking to plants actually help them grow? ‘They respond to vibrations’

After a year at home with her orchid, Seetha Dodd was rewarded with a large spray of blooms. Could her words of encouragement have played a part? Seetha Dodd Sun 15 Jan 2021 <theguardian.com> ARead more