Articles (Zoology)

World Giraffe Day (21 June)
(Back to Nature: Animal and Plant Life)

The World Giraffe Day is celebrated on 21 June; ironically, it is the same day celebrating the longest day of the year!


Do Fish Give Birth?
(Oceans and Marine Life)

It is known that fish lay eggs, which hatch after a while outside the body of the mother; yet, are there fish that get pregnant and give birth?


Let Us Bust Some Animal Myths (2)
(Back to Nature: Animal and Plant Life)

The animals’ world is full of myths and facts that we hear in stories and legends, from which we present common myths on: bulls, turtles, worms, goldfish, and sharks.


Let Us Bust Some Animal Myths (1)
(Back to Nature: Animal and Plant Life)

The animals’ world is full of myths and facts that we hear in stories and legends, from which we present common myths on: bees, birds, owls, ostriches and bats.


Smoked Herring Fish Manufacturing; Advantages and Disadvantages
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

This year, Sham el-Nessim coincides with the holy month of Ramadan; have you ever tried eating herring fish on fasting days before?

Milky Symphony
(Back to Nature: Animal and Plant Life)

We always hear music as a tool that helps relieve stress and makes us feel better in hard times. Do the same thing can happen to cows?

A Pet’s Mustache
(Back to Nature: Animal and Plant Life)

A pet’s mustache can be trimmed or cut without causing the animal any problem is a myth; actually, it will drive the animal into a stressful state.


Nocturnal Animals: When Stars Guide the Way
(Back to Nature: Animal and Plant Life)

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you got lost in the desert? Well, that will not be a problem if you were a dung beetle, a bird, or a seal.

Zoophobia and Entomophobia
(Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health)

Zoophobia is prominent among the different types of phobia, because of the diversity and widespread of the animal kingdom around us. 

Animal Epidemics
(Back to Nature: Animal and Plant Life)

When we hear the word “epidemic”, some epidemics that killed millions of people over time pop up in our minds, but have you ever thought about diseases that killed thousands of animals?


Why Bats Matter?
(Back to Nature: Animal and Plant Life)

When we talk about bats, all that comes to our minds are vampire bats or bat-borne diseases, but have you ever wondered why bats matter?


Godzilla between Fact and Fiction
(Science and Art)

Godzilla movies are one of the most famous and successful movies in the history of cinema; yet, fans wonder if the story could actually be true.

Facts about Insects
(Back to Nature: Animal and Plant Life)

Do you know that the salt you sprinkle on your food every day as an essential cooking ingredient is deadly for other creatures?


Head Transplant
(Health and the Human Body)

Different organs can be removed from a human body and transplanted into another body, but have you ever heared of "head transplant”?

Dog-Killing Chocolate!
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

Do you know that the salt you sprinkle on your food every day as an essential cooking ingredient is deadly for other creatures?

Illegal Wildlife Trade
(Science Policy and Ethics)

Mankind has always been fascinated with what is deemed exotic and rare. 


Pandas: A Black and White Issue
(Back to Nature: Animal and Plant Life)

China’s lovely giant pandas were listed as endangered species; however, in 2016, their status changed from “endangered” to “vulnerable”.


Meet the Artist
(Science and Art)

I like the artist’s style, he is very talented. Let’s take a photo with him.


Wild Artists
(Science and Art)

When I was surfing the internet, a clip popped up displaying a young female elephant painting a picture of an elephant running and holding a flower in its trunk.


And the Winner is …
(Science and Sports)

As football fans were passionately following the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Achilles was busy predicting match results using its “cat sense”.


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