Nature's Marvel
The Asian Unicorn

In 1993, the first image of a living saola was captured in captivity. The most recent was captured in 2013 by a camera that was activated by movement in a jungle in central Vietnam.

Moumita Mazumdar
Kurkut — A Tribal Delicacy

Red weaver ants or kurkut are social animals which are known for their aggressive behaviour, medicinal properties and also for sour-tasting kurkut (red ant chutney).

Dipanjan Ghosh
Why are venomous snails so fascinating to scientists?

Cone snail venom contains diverse bioactive compounds, offering potential medical applications and contributing to our understanding of molecular biology and pharmacology

Moumita Mazumdar
Transparent Glass Frogs — An Effective Camouflage

Glass Frogs which are proficient in camouflage also have a super power in which Glass frogs increase transparency by concealing the RBCs uniquely in their reflecting liver.

Rohit Kataria
Nature’s Marvel: Tardigrades — Small, Yet Spectaular!

When environment dries up around them, that is "Anhydrobiosis", a form of “Cryptobiosis” (life without water), they go into deep sleep, almost lifeless. Trehalose (a sugar) replaces itself with the water lost, and the tardigrades form themselves into a shrunken round structure known as “tun”.

Ananya Dhiman and Ashish Thapliyal
Bird’s Hanging Nest — Invasion Defense

Predators are kept out of these nests because of the complex design.

It's rock...It's snow...It's Arctic Hare

With exceptional physiological adaptations, the Arctic Hare survives in extreme climatic conditions.

Raghul MR
Bleeding Tooth Mushroom

The bleeding tooth mushroom can ooze out red colour fluid as if it had been pricked with a needle.

Sidra Kazmi
Creeping Devil Cactus that Wanders in the Desert

One of the most remarkable succulents on the planet is the "creeping devil" cactus, scientifically known as Stenocereus eruca – sometimes referred to as the wandering cactus of Baja California Sur.

Sidra Kazmi
Gympie-Gympie A Deadly Plant with Painful Sting

Its venomous sting is known to inflict pain that lasts for days and is extremely painful.

Sidra Kazmi