A Hydra-headed plant

by Geetha Ramaswami   When Lantana was brought to India, people didn’t realise that it would soon become a formidable weed in our fields and forests   Hercules, a hero from Greek mythology, was given the task of defeating a vile monster – the Lernaean Hydra. The Hydra’s venomous breath did not allow any creature […]

How corals lose their colour

by Shreya Yadav   Hot and polluted waters lead to a breakdown in the symbiotic relationship between the coral animal and algal plant, resulting in coral ‘bleaching’ The coral animal and the algae that live inside it evolved together for millions of years to form the reefs we see today. Even though they were nearly […]