When we see them, some of us flee, and others take their microscopes. The insects are a source of inspiration as well as a source of information for the scientists. So let us become all tiny and let us observe the insects!
We are familiar to the cats and the dogs of our everyday life. Both of them are pets, but their skills are very different. But what they have in common is that they need the same amount of care and love.
Many myths grant magic powers to animals. To the Maya, the hummingbird is the messenger of the thoughts. By the Bobo, the chameleon is the creator of the world. By the combination of these fascinating stories and the scientific studies of the animals, we notice how much the human beliefs are not so far from reality.
“Well Little Red Riding Hood, let me tell you a st…”
“Help, Grandmother! The wolf wants me to be stun!”
Once the Little Red Riding Hood is hidden, the Wolf has to find another victim. But he keeps on unsuccessfully to approach the other animals of the forest. But what if we go beyond appearances?
A centimeter. That is the size of the bee landed near my hand. A meter. That is the length of my teacher’s ruler. A kilometer. That is the distance that we walk in fifteen minutes. What about 1000 kilometers? And a micron? And a lightyear?
12 units of measurement to seize the world.
All around you, in the garden, live a multitude of living beings, each one very different. All around you, there is another fascinating world you cannot see: the world of bacteria! There are billions of them, and they were the first inhabitants of Earth. On your skin, in your mouth, in your stomach… they play an essential role in the well-functioning of the body and they help keeping you healthy.
Much noise is made around vegans, whether we embrace their philosophy or whether we wary them. The media seem to report anything and everything on the subject. But who are these vegans and what is the difference between veganism and anti-speciesism? What do vegans do and what do they really want?
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