By: Sammy Stein
Lichens consist of fungal and algal parts, living in symbiosis with each other. The fungus provides the main body of the lichen while the algae provides a means to manufacture food by the prescence of chlorophyll. Both organisms depend on each other and because two...
By: Sammy Stein
The plant family of angiosperms (flowering plants) is divided into two major groups - the monocotyledons and the dicotyledons. Monocotyledons consist of the, grasses, palms, lilies and a few other plant groups whereas the dicotyledons are made up of almost every plant you can think...
By: G E Barr
Sir Charles DarwinAfter the American Civil War, there were many theories considering the "negroes", made by American anthropologists. It was Charles Darwin who reasoned that the differences in races was superficial and that all human beings belonged in the same category, though in places like...
Is the Human Race Evolving or Devolving
By: Basel Varsally
We have been through so much. We set records, changed everything. We discovered many pieces that make up the big Truth about life. What about our evolution? The theory that the human race is devolving is simply invalid. In scientific means, there is always change...
Book reviews: Finding Darwin's God, by Kenneth R. Miller
By: Sibyl L. Vane
Ken Miller begins Finding Darwin's God by discussing the ways in which science, especially evolution and the age of the Earth, has challenged religion. These challenges have seemingly backed faith into a corner and forced religious fundamentalists to simply reject science entirely to defend themselves...
The role of bacterial exotoxins in pathogenesis
By: Barnabas Stinson
Today's society is well aware that bacteria can cause many illnesses. Sometimes, however, it is not the bacteria themselves that actually cause the damage to our bodies. In some instances, the symptoms of the diseases are actually the result of exotoxins circulating throughout the body...
By: Alison Bowler
Heinrich Hermann Robert Koch, who was to make his name as Robert Koch in the field of microbiology, was one of thirteen children in the family of a mining engineer. He was born on December 11 1843 in Clausthal, which is in the Upper Harz...
By: Alison Bowler
Anthrax, in recent years even the name of this disease has inspired fear. The disease has a long history of causing the occasional illness in man and more frequent illness in hoofed animals such as cattle, horses and deer. Anthrax infection has been known since...
What are the rarest eye colors in humans?
By: Lynette Alice
As soon as you meet someone for the first time, consciously or not you take a mental inventory of their physical attributes. While what we notice first differs depending on the angel and distance from which a person is viewed, the first thing most people...
By: Alison Bowler
There are two men given the name, “Founder of microbiology”, one is Robert Koch and the other Louis Pasteur. Pasteur was born in the town of Dole, which is in the Jura region of France, on December 27 1822. His interest in sciences led...

 

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