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Scientists Discover World's Tallest Tropical Tree In Borneo

Scientists have discovered the world's tallest tree in the rainforests of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. It could very possibly be the world's tallest flowering plant as well.

Earth/Environment April 7, 2019

World's Oldest Cave Painting Of Animal Found In Borneo

A new paper revealed that an animal painting inside a cave in a remote part of Borneo is about 40,000 years old. This contradicts the previous belief that cave painting originated in Europe.

Ancient November 8, 2018

Exploding Ants Of Borneo Protect Their Colony: Other Animals With Strange Defense Mechanisms

The Borneo ant protects its colony from predators by exploding its abdomen and then killing itself in the process. Sea cucumbers also have a strange behavior, which lets them expel their organs as a defense.

Animals April 23, 2018

The Bornean Orangutan Population Was Halved From 1999 To 2015: Can The Critically Endangered Species Bounce Back?

A team of researchers calculated that the Bornean orangutan population dropped by about 148,500 from 1999 to 2015. Will the critically endangered species bounce back from the decline, or will it go extinct soon?

Animals February 17, 2018

Experts Discover The Smallest Snail In Borneo But Here's One Of The Largest Snails On Earth

The record for the smallest land creature in the world is set to be broken once again with the discovery of a new snail species called Acmella nana in Borneo. Meanwhile, one of the largest snails in the world can be found right in the United States.

Animals November 4, 2015

Scientists Find World's First Two-Headed Sea Slug In Borneo: It's Neon And It's Toxic

Scubazoo film-makers discovered a rare species of sea slugs possessing two heads. The discovery was made by divemaster Nash Baiti while filming on location with his buddies at Scubazoo. The two-headed neon sea slug is a result of either a birth defect or pollution.

Earth/Environment August 18, 2015

Borneo Bats And Pitcher Plants Share Strange Relationship, And Acoustic Reflectors Are The Key

Carnivorous plants have evolved a way to 'call' bats in a relationship that benefits them both, researchers find. The bats get a handy place to roost; the plants get fertilized courtesy of bat droppings.

July 9, 2015

Carnivorous Pitcher Plant is Proof that the Brainless can be Brainy Too

Although it has no brain, a carnivorous pitcher plant in Borneo, adopts a remarkable prey-catching strategy that allows it to trap large numbers of ants.

Animals January 14, 2015

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