Galapagos penguins: How they adapt to their environment
By: Khalaf Farid
Spheniscus mendiculus is the scientific name for the Galapagos penguin.It is the only penguin to live on the equator and one of the smallest penguins which average at the size of 48-50 cm and weight around 5.5Ibs. It is the only penguin ever...
Can evolution endure through periods of geologic unrest?
By: James Bowles - 448482
Summary: Evolution in the midst of geologic unrest is no more possible than stuffing pea pods with mountain tops. As strange beginnings and unrest is all the world has ever known. In illustration, I will reference the work of Frank D. Stacey (University of Queensland)...
Insects and their importance
By: Greg Spinks
Insects are amazing organisms; they are colorful, like the ancient dragonflies; some oddly shaped, like pre-historic walking sticks; some can fly, others crawl, a few skip and many sing; and thankfully, they are plentiful. Insects are vital in our natural world and in the...
Is evolution an outdated theory?
By: Cody Keeble
Evolution is a theory that has opposed what the majority of people believe, that the world, and beyond was created by God. The theory has been around for as long as science has. Since being around many things have been proven to support the theory...
By: Tami Port MS
We see different types of organisms all around us, and there are many, many more that are too small for us to see at all. What is it that makes one group of living things distinct from another? Where do scientists draw the line between...
What are passerines?
By: Renee Aldrich
There are a great variety of birds that live throughout the world. There are large birds such as ostriches, rheas, and flamingoes. There are also tiny birds such as warblers, hummingbirds and finches. Some birds are brightly colored like parrots and peacocks while others are...
How elaborate flowers are used to attract pollinators
By: Tami Port MS
When looking at beautiful blossom, few realize that a flower is just a big, showy advertisement used to help plants have sex. No kidding! Fancy flowers are very energetically expensive for a plant to produce, and their sole purpose is to attract pollinators; insects, birds...
Why do plants usually have green leaves?
By: Tami Port MS
Plants are a type of photoautotroph; an organism that uses pigments to absorb certain wavelengths of sunlight. The sunlight captured is then converted into food energy, in the form of glucose, a sugar. The type of light that a plant 'eats' is what results in...
By: Tami Port MS
DNA paternity testing makes it possible to, with a very high degree of certainty, determine the identity of a child's biological father. Here's how.* What Is DNA? *Everyone, except identical twins, has a unique set of genetic instructions made of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). DNA...
By: Darian Peters
Most people will have a pretty clear intuition of what constitutes a biological species. They will look around and see types of animals that look and behave very differently and consider these types as different species. However, the problem of defining the concept of species...

 

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