Cicadas and some cool facts

Cicadas and some cool facts

They come in droves! Periodical cicadas — the ones with 13- or 17-year cycles — first made an appearance in scientific literature about 300 years ago. These cicadas are distinct from the ones that make an appearance every summer. The periodical cicadas remain juveniles for more than a decade until hormones kick in and turn …

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Great Hornbill - Hornbill species of the world (update 2020)

Hornbill species of the world (update 2020)

Hornbills are medium- to large-sized, large-billed, long-tailed birds of tropical forests, savannas, and grasslands, comprising the family Bucerotidae. The 62 species of hornbills are distributed widely through the tropical regions of Africa and Asia. Most hornbills live in forests, and nest in holes in trees, while the species of open habitats nest in cavities in hollow trees or in holes in cliffs. Not …

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Is it possible that the Megalodon still lurks on the ocean floor?

Is it possible that the Megalodon still lurks on the ocean floor?

It’s got to be out there. It doesn’t matter that Otodus megalodon has by all scientific accounts been extinct for more than 3 million years. The ongoing earthly presence of the enormous shark persists in our collective imagination thanks to rumors, legends, and summer B flicks. Meg mythology often posits that the 50-foot predator has been hiding …

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