10 Amazing Ocelot Facts

Ocelot (scientific name: Leopardus pardalis) is a medium-sized spotted wild cat. It is about twice the size of a typical housecat. The Ocelot is native to Mexico, Central and South America, the southwestern United States, and to the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Margarita. They occupy tropical forests, mangrove forests, savanna grasslands, coastal swamps, and …

Orbits of Potentially Hazardous Asteroids

NASA has published a disturbing image of the orbits of potentially hazardous asteroids on the APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day) website. The image shows the orbits of the asteroids which are more than 140 meters (450 feet) across and will pass within 7.5 million kilometers (4.66 million miles) of Earth. If hits, a space …

Competition and Cooperation in Evolution

Despite the old adage “nice guys finish last”, cooperation is common in life – from the scale of genes or cells through to entire societies. Although these two ideas seem to contradict each other, Dr. Egbert Giles Leigh Jr. has demonstrated throughout his career at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama that working together …