How To Identify Animals Using Their Teeth

Suppose one day, you are on a hike in the mountains and just off the path there is an animal skull.  You pick it up and begin examining it, however by just looking at it you do not know what it is.  However, there is one key characteristic that can help you narrow it down.... Continue Reading →

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The Intelligence of Chimps

All creatures have many different capabilities.  I don't mean set behaviors such as when a dog sees a squirrel its instincts are to chase after it, but in this case, an ability to think and find solutions to a problem.  Some animals have this ability.  We call it intelligence.  Here is an example. Jane Goodall... Continue Reading →

Deadly Venom Saving Lives

Venomous bites or stings from arachnids such as scorpions are not only painful but can be life-threatening and in some cases fatal.  However, this venom which is passed off without a second thought as dangerous and harmful, has another virtue that has recently been researched by those in the medical field.  Scorpion venom is saving... Continue Reading →

Homeobox Genes

The natural biological systems, specifically those in charge of making up the bodies of every living organism, have adapted to make the creation of new bodies very simplified. Let me explain. A homeobox gene, or hox for short, can be easily defined as a "body plan"  for animals.  Like a child following LEGO instructions to... Continue Reading →

Soil as an Ecosystem

If you heard someone say to you, "Soil is there just to hold up the plants", would you agree with that?  Biologists and those who who study soil have proved that soil is more than just support for plants. Soil actually contains thousands of billions of bacteria and organisms that can do many different tasks... Continue Reading →

Biology: Prokaryotes and Bioremediation

In biology, prokaryotes - a unicellular organism branched from the archaea kingdom - is somewhat of a Jack-of-all trades when it comes to it abilities and purpose.  One of these purposes is bioremediation. Prokaryotes that help in the bioremediation process can harness and create proteins, nutrients and enzymes and use them to break down and... Continue Reading →

Basic Questions About Cancer

Cancer is a disease that can be traumatic or even scary to deal with or think about.  There are many questions about cancer that are still mysteries to even the smartest scientists today, but this post's purpose is to clarify three basic questions for you.  They are: What is cancer? What causes cancer? Is it... Continue Reading →

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