Tag Archives: ecology

You Will Feel Unclean Watching This Video of Bee Sex

For those who came here expecting the uncut version of Bee Movie, you’re in the wrong place. This is a blog about some very unnerving bee-on-bee action—not some culmination of sexual tension between Renee Zellweger and Jerry Seinfeld’s characters in the 2007 cult movie. Apparently, long-horned bees copulating is…

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Is the ‘World’s Most Sustainable Modern Town’ Actually Bad for the Environment?

On a new episode of VICELAND's show JUNGLETOWN, one intern worries the sustainable village he's helping to build in Panama might threaten the plants and animals that thrive there. After surveying the surrounding ecosystem, he sits down with Jimmy Stice—the village's founder—to ask some tough questions.

JUNGLETOWN airs Tuesdays at 10 PM on VICELAND.

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Were Those Cheerios Seeds Really So Bad? An Investigation

Last month, we told you not to plant the wildflower seeds that Cheerios is giving away to help “bring back the bees,” because they seemed to include invasive species that could harm your local environment. Soon afterward, I received some emails about those seeds that pulled me into a much deeper story.

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How Carnivorous Plants Developed a Thirst for Blood

Carnivorous pitcher plants haven’t have the best media representation. The 1986 cult classic Little Shop of Horrors depicted these hungry little darlings as bloodthirsty beasts, which isn’t entirely inaccurate—depending on where they’re located, pitcher plants eat everything from flies to frogs.

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We Finally Know What’s Causing Namibia’s Mysterious Fairy Circles

For decades, scientists have struggled to understand the strange circles of barren land that litter the Namib Desert. Called “Fairy Circles,” their formation has been attributed to everything from supernatural forces to poison gas and subterranean insects. Now, scientists may have finally solved this enduring mystery.

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