Friday, December 25, 2009

Making History through Time Capsules!

In the ancient civilizations human beings were eager to communicate with their future generations of the world about their deeds and history. For that they stored goods and information inside Pyramids or wrote the information on
stones or metals as inscriptions. These all objects still exist as wonders, and continue to be wonders. Present day human beings are also eager to communicate like this but in different ways. We bury Time Capsules down inside the Earth. These capsules

Friday, December 18, 2009

Unresistible sweet Madras Thorn!

There is a tree that is liked by many animals, humans and insects. It is the Madras Thorn (Manila Tamarind, Sweet Tamarind, Pithecellobium dulce, 'Kodukkapuli' in Tamil). Goats are attracted by its leaves as they are tasty to them. Parrots, crows and squirrels find its pod as a sweet fruit. Children and adults too eat the pods as snacks. The pods that hang

Monday, December 14, 2009

Insects evolving to the world of fame!

Curious creatures are these ants, bees, wasps and termites. In and near every household of the world we meet one or more of them at any given time. All these come under one Order, Hymenoptera. There are much similarities than some dissimilarities among them.
They are mostly social in nature and build colonies for themselves to dwell. Basically, in common (for example, ants) they have Workers, Soldiers, Kings (Drones) and Queens as members in their colonies. The Workers and Soldiers are sterile, wingless and are females; they develop from unfertilized eggs as diploid members. Winged males (kings or drones) are haploid and fertile!
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