By: Bridget Webber
When a crime is committed forensic experts are summoned to discover exactly what has happened. Their success at gathering evidence depends on many factors, from the reliability of signs present to examine, to the sophistication of equipment available. How forensic experts collect evidence is dependant...
By: Paul Brodie
Weapons are tools, and tools leave marks. A weapon in a violent crime can be anything from a gun to a knife, to a fist, to a mouthful of teeth. Each of these tools leaves a signature mark that can be analyzed and matched to...
Sin Complete Agreement second Law Thermo Dynamics
By: Jay O'Toole
Devolution is more consistent with life as it actually exists today, since devolution and the Second Law of Thermo-Dynamics are terms that can be used interchangeably in the humble opinion of this writer. Furthermore, the assumption that evolutionary processes, (either positively or negatively) could explain...
Why viruses are referred to as obligate parasites
By: A.M. Yost
In biology, the term obligate refers to a species which is dependent on a specific niche or circumstance in order to survive. All viruses fit that description, along with a few bacteria. None can multiply or perform other functions outside of a host. Luckily...
By: Gene Patterson
Many people hear the word mutation and they have a brief flash of fear. Mutation! The word itself sounds scary. Certainly no one wants to be a mutant. But how about words like evolution and progress. That is what a mutant really is, simply genetics...
By: M E Skeel
Mutations are changes in the DNA. There are three main causes of mutations: duplication and transcription errors, damage to the DNA by chemicals, and damage by radiation. Although mutations can affect any cell in the body, it is mutations to sex cells, sperm and eggs...
The impact of euglena studies on biological sciences
By: Rex Trulove
The debate continues: Is Euglena a plant or an animal? This question has had a tremendous impact on the study of biology. Most people have a good notion of the difference between plants and animals. The thought is generally that animals move about, plants do...
What is bioprospecting?
By: Timothy Gallagher
I would like to draw attention to a specific case of bioprospecting, one which to my knowledge has not yet been looked into. I believe there may be a compound derived from the sting of the Bobbit worm, which could potentially have medical benefits to...
The importance of biology as a branch of science
By: Christyl Rivers
Biology is what allows us to read these articles. That is, biology is created life, and life evolved awareness. Now our awareness teaches us we can learn about the universe through everything from our microbes, to our news sources, including Helium News, “Where Knowledge...
Human Race De Evolving
By: Gwen Reed
This is a figurative idea, as evolution does not go backwards. To evolve is to change and the simple formula for evolution is: similarity to parent, dissimilarity to parent and adaptability to change. The first biggest force affecting the de-evolution of the human race is...

 

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