Lucy Clark

Science

Animals that get high

Animals deliberately intoxicating themselves may sound more like the plot of an episode of Family Guy than real life, but it occurs more commonly than you might expect. Animals that get high range from coyotes to reindeers to wallabies. Even domesticated dogs and cats have been known to consume potent toxins, such as mushrooms and…

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Is this the end for insects?

Insects play a crucial role on our planet, not only are they essential for the pollination of plants, but they also aerate the soil which they grow in and recycle the nutrients needed for growth. Therefore recent reports, published in the journal of science, that the global insect population is decreasing are alarming.  In the…