The American bumble bee – a species once more commonly seen buzzing around southern Ontario – is critically endangered, according to a new study led by York University.
The more plant species live in grasslands and forests, the more insect species find a habitat there. However, the presence of more plant species does not only increase the number of insect species, but also the number of insect individuals.
If you’ve ever lost your balance standing on a bus that takes a sharp turn at speed or felt your car skid when you drive around a corner too fast, you’ve experienced the effects of centrifugal force. Turning while simultaneously moving forwards creates a force that pulls the turning object away from the direction of the turn. The faster you’re going and the sharper the turn, the more centrifugal force you experience, and the more likely you are to lose control.