Did a Volcanic Eruption Lead to Napoleon’s Defeat at Waterloo?
A British scientist thinks a volcanic eruption may have led to Napoleon Bonaparte’s crushing defeat at Waterloo, in what is now Belgium, on June 18, 1815. Historians say heavy rains fell on Napoleon’s troops the night before the big battle, causing the ground to become very muddy and soggy. With these miserable conditions, Napoleon’s artillery […]
Insects Use Plants as Telephones to Communicate, Leave ‘Voicemail’
Like humans, insects communicate with each other by “telephone” and can even leave messages, according to Dutch researchers. No special electronics are needed because the bugs literally use green technology – plants – to communicate. According to the new study from the Netherlands Institute of Ecology and Wageningen University, insects which live in and above […]