By: Jess Howe
The way a platypus eats is something humans have only begun to understand. Thanks to world-renowned scientist Henry Burrell, we know a little bit. At least, we know now that they're real! It's just that we don't know a huge amount, mostly due to the...
The debate on Darwin's theory of evolution
By: R L Bradberry
In natural selection, favorable heritable characteristics of a species tend to survive the unfavorable heritable traits, allowing for an enhancement of that species. This evolution ultimately influences survival rates as the species evolves to successfully meet its environmental challenges. The varied species of the Galapagos...
Eating habits of the platypus
By: Karen Ellis
The platypus appearance would lead you to believe he was made from spare parts. He has a duck bill, a beaver tail and the otter's webbed feet. The webbing is turned back when he is on land in order to use his claws for walking...
Evolution Molecular changes Complex
By: Richard G. Lanzara
Many organisms that have successfully survived and evolved have not become more complex. There are many examples, but I will describe only a few... The lowly sponge has lived in the oceans little changed for many centuries. Similarly there are many sea creatures such as...
The debate on Darwin's theory of evolution
By: Amanda Demers
The "creationism vs. evolution" debate continues to be very hotly contested. However, these two beliefs are not exactly the polar opposites that they are made out to be. While creationism deals with the origins of the universe, evolution deals with theories concerning the development of...
Eating habits of the platypus
By: Angie Pollock
Anyone that has ever had the experience of seeing a platypus can tell you that it is one of the most distinctive and unusual mammals known on earth. Even though this animal is considered a mammal, it lays eggs and feeds the babies in a...
By: L Hurley
The platypus native to Australia is a wary animal and is rarely seen in the wild. Many interesting facts related to its eating habits have been revealed since substantial research into this animal began in the 1990's.DIETThe platypus diet consists mainly of small invertebrates...
Eating habits of the platypus
By: Angelina Moore
"Let's put some shrimps on the barbie", a typical Australian may say. Well for a platypus they also enjoy shellfish in their diet. They can be found in lakes, streams and rivers of eastern Australia.Did you know? A platypus can eat half their body...
Basic cytoskeleton proteins
By: Jennifer Allsbrook
The Cell Cytoskeleton: Deposing the Blob Myth Cells, the most basic units of life we each studied in school, are complex machines dumbed-down to be membrane-enclosed, fluid-filled blobs. The beautiful compartmentalization of the eukaryotic cell is unseen by the average Joe. Hundreds of metabolic reactions...
What are enzymes and what are they used for?
By: Jennifer Allsbrook
Metabolism, the totality of all the chemical reactions that occur in an organism, is a complex tapestry of chemical change woven together by the action of enzymes. In organisms, chemical reactions require an initial input of energy called the energy of activation. Some reactions can...

 

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