Did dinosaurs evolve into birds?
By: G E Barr
Dinosaurs did not evolve into birds. They carried similar DNA and bone structure. Based on what I know about the natural world, which is pretty limited, I'd say, based upon observation that Dinosaurs were an end unto themselves based on size evolution which ultimately did...
By: Janet Grischy
Polymerase chain reaction, PCR, is a technique used to quickly increase the size of a DNA sample. It is used in medicine to help diagnose infections and hereditary diseases. In genetic research, it amplifies the part of the genome under investigation. In forensics it can...
The development of the cell: Conditional specification and autonomous specification
By: Eric Yager
Stem cells have received a great deal of public attention over the past few years due both to their interesting biological characteristics and their therapeutic potential. What makes stem cells unique over other cells found in the human body is that they are capable of...
By: Dustin Galloway
This article is written for any person interested in eating insects (Entomophagy: the practice of eating insects). Specifically for those that have never practiced entomophagy before and would like to try it for the first time. Entomophagy has been around for a very long time...
Medicinal drugs from common plants
By: Diana Patrick
"The Universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." Eden Phillipotts, A Shadow passesThe legend says that a long time ago, in the part of the world that is now known as Peru, a raging storm a felled...
Devolving
By: G E Barr
In terms of what we have produced, technologically, we have evolved leaps and bounds in just the last 50 years. Intellectually, we have evolved monumentally over the past 100 years. Physically, we have done pretty well. We run faster and we are breaking all kinds...
Eating habits of the platypus
By: Lisa McGee
Until I started doing research for this article, I had mistakenly thought the platypus was extinct. I didn't think such an animal existed, and I share my surprise with earlier people who first saw it. It was believed that the animal sent back to Europe...
Is sex necessary for reproduction?
By: Michelle Reed
Every organism is born with a blueprint set of instructions called DNA. These instructions will set the events in motion for an organism to grow, develop and eventually reproduce. Unlike humans, other species have no control over how and when they reproduce, the method and...
Eating habits of the platypus
By: Callista Meyer
The platypus is an unique Australian animal whom does not really fit into any one category of animals. It has a tail like a beaver, bill of a duck, lays eggs like a reptile but is still considered a mammal. The platypus is a very...
How and why animals developed camouflage
By: Michelle Reed
Throughout the diverse food web of life, animals and insects can be predator or prey. Because of this uncertain life, each species have developed adaptations to survive. Whether they are hunting or being hunted, the use of unique characteristics will aid in hiding them from...

 

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