Spider silk in the form of cobwebs is nature's remedy for bleeding. Spider webs stop bleeding, speed healing; and, reduce scarring. Many a life has been saved by the use of spider web bandages.
Native ladybird species are decling in North America; while, invasive species of the luck bugs are thriving in their new land of plenty. What does this mean for our already shaky winged pollinator ecosystem? More importantly, is there anything that can be done about the lost ladybugs?
How the women of the Kibera slum - the largest slum in sub-Saharan Africa - have turned their families' lives around by growing vegetables in sacks. These sacks are simple, easy to care for, and help provide food security for the gardeners and their families.