Elijah Burt

318 articles

Nests of sand and silk

Quartinia wasps can stabilize their nests in loose sand through special silk glands on their head. (Photo: Volker Mauss) How can tunnels and chambers...

What’s up with the breast drumming?

A silverback gorilla shows the famous behavior. (Image: Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund) A thundering tremolo resounds through the jungle: Why do gorillas hit their...

Cultural progress in great tits

Great tit solving the task. (Image: Michael Chimento) Not only humans and many mammals develop cultural traditions, birds also learn from each other. ...

Bacteria for better root growth

Optimal rooting of the soil is important for plant growth. Apparently certain bacteria can have a beneficial effect here. (Image: PhanuwatNandee /...

Featured picture: A sponge with invisible helpers

(Image: Sara Campana)A tropical sea sponge can be seen in this photo. These inconspicuous, ancient beings feed with the help of microbial symbionts,...

What role does light pollution play in insect decline?

Nocturnal light sources attract insects. (Image: Johanna Reinhard / IGB Nocturnal light pollution from street lamps, spotlights and the like disrupts the natural day-night...

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