The final battle in the war against HIV and AIDS
By: M E Skeel
There will be no final battle in the war against HIV and AIDS. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and viruses are both difficult to treat and able to evolve quickly. Antiretroviral drugs are expensive and not available to victims in...
Fungal dispersal mechanisms
By: Shawn Bailey
Fungi (plural of fungus) represents a diverse group of eukaryotic organisms that are classified under the kingdom with the same name. Some are unicellular, such as yeast, and may be considered both useful, as when used as baker's yeast, or seen as harmful, as when...
Interesting facts about barnacles (Crustacea: Cirripedia)
By: Padre Art
" The barnacle is a shrimp-like animal standing on its head in a limestone house and kicking food into its mouth with its feet.", according to Louis Agassiz, the Swiss-American naturalist, succinctly summing up a few of the interesting facts about barnacles. Barnacles were...
Will we have the Ability to Morph into Animals or at least Develop their Traits
By: G E Barr
RHETORICAL OXYMORON OF A REDUNDANCYHuman beings are already like animals in their traits. Always have been to varying degrees and always will be to varying degrees.When human beings are born, at the most base level, they are like animals in that they are driven...
By: Janet Grischy
Depending on the particular species, the lifespan of a dragonfly may be somewhere between six months and perhaps five years. The first part of a dragonfly's life, as a naiad, a larva, is the longest. Some species of naiads can live in the water for...
Marine food webs: Why zooplankton are important
By: M E Skeel
Zooplankton are the tiny animals that float around on the surface of the ocean and feed on the microscopic plants that make up the phytoplankton, or on each other. They are so small that they cannot easily be seen and so for most people they...
Is evolution an outdated theory?
By: Christina Cooper
Evolution or Intelligent Design:Two Opposing Theories AbstractEvolution is a widely debated topic for over the past 100 years. The concept of evolution is the number one divider between religious groups and scientists. Both groups tend to look at the other group as ignorant or irrational...
Animal communication: Why do animals lie to each other?
By: Maryam Sardar
Communication between animals can be thought about through signals they send to each other. A signal occurs when the action of one animal leads another to change its behaviour voluntarily (because of the action of the first). Untruthful communication usually occurs when the signallers and...
What are comb jellies? (Invertebrate Phylum Ctenophora)
By: Padre Art
Simple creatures, the translucent lobate ctenophores are small, walnut shaped sacs of jelly with only a couple of specialized organs. These organs are used to detect chemical traces in water to help locate food and a statocyst to help the "sea walnut" determine its altitude...
Marine food webs: Why zooplankton are important
By: Padre Art
Water, be it salt water, fresh or even seasonal bodies of water, wherever you find it you will find plankton. Plankton is not one type of organism but is a rich, living soup of two groups of ingredients, zooplankton and phytoplankton, the meat and vegetables...

 

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