The fate of seeds: What have rodents got to do with it?

A rodent of the genus Rattus. Credit: Harikrishnan S.   In the lush, tropical forests of Pakke, nestled in the Himalayan foothills, fruit-eating animals—hornbills, in particular—are vital seed dispersers. But another little-studied group of animals also plays a significant role in affecting the fate of seeds. The animals in question: rodents! Researchers from the Nature […]

Stupendous Spiders

Eight legs and eight eyes Spun a web and caught three flies What comes to your mind when someone says the word “spider” to you? Long hairy legs and sticky webs? A scary little creature lurking in some deep dark corner? If you, like many people, don’t like spiders, that’s quite understandable since spiders rarely get much […]