Pitcher plant port-a-potties: brought to you by adaptation via natural selection.
If you liked my recent post on parasites that give their hosts a death wish, you'll want to check out Parasite of the Day.
Here are some things that I learned from my grandmother (who never had air conditioning in her Dover, PA house) and during 6 years living without AC at home in Ithaca, NY.
Want to survive in today’s “red in tooth and claw” world? If so, consider diversifying your portfolio of nutrient acquisition strategies by giving carnivory a try.
This aquaponics set-up is the most basic sort: a passive system where the plants’ roots are constantly bathed in liquid rather than pumping water to the roots.
My new favorite companion for wild edible foraging, syrup recipes, and creative preserves is a website called Punk Domestics.
Energy.gov suggests that eliminating phantom draws by disconnecting electronics while not in use could save households up to 10% on electricity.
One of the creepiest topics in parasitology is that of parasites that alter the behavior of their hosts, essentially leading to suicidal behavior.