By: Tammy T
Extremophiles are organisms that are capable of living, growing and reproducing under extreme conditions such as hot springs, hydrothermal vents, salt lakes, polar deserts and other stressful environments. They are a relatively recent discovery in the field of microbiology considering scientists only found out about...
Book reviews: A Devil's Chaplain, by Richard Dawkins
By: Bailey Shoemaker Richards
Reading Richard Dawkins requires an open mind, no matter what your opinion of his chosen subject matter is. One could be a vehement and opinionated atheist or a raucously fundamentalist Christian -and Dawkins will still manage to find some way to needle you. Although he...
How dolphins help other species
By: Shelly Barclay
Throughout history there have been documented cases and legends of dolphins rescuing members of different species. This is something of an anomaly in the animal kingdom, because most animals do not show signs of compassion for other species. That is not to say that it...
Habits and habitats of little blue fairy penguins
By: Gillian Taber
Little penguins, often known as Blue or Fairy Penguins, are only found in the Southern hemisphere. They are the smallest species of penguin, growing to around 43cm (16inches). There is some debate over the classification of small penguins. Some scientists think that the Little Blue/Fairy...
By: Tammy T
Gymnosperms, with the name literally meaning 'naked seeds', are a parallel line of seed-bearing plants with each class likely to be representing a specific stage in evolutionary progression. There are altogether four types of gymnosperms, according to their order on the evolutionary tree: Cycadophyta, Ginkgophyta...
By: L.S. Watts
There many poisonous creatures lurking in the world's oceans today. Some only cause discomfort and minor health problems but others cause major complications and eventually death. Many of these creatures don't have antivenin developed to cure victims injected with their poisons. Also, the most poisonous...
Most poisonous creatures of the ocean
By: Anna Manus
There are many poisonous creatures in the sea and they really are masters of defence. One of the most perplexing and lethal poisonous marine animals is the Box Jellyfish, which is usually found in the waters around Australia. Shooting itself along at speeds of 4...
By: Jamie Craig
Every habitat, no matter how big or small has identifiable things which make it the way it is. The characteristics of an environment are vital in determining which organisms can and cannot live there. These characteristics have been dubbed "factors" and essentially they are just...
By: Monika Weise
Australia is famed for its beautiful beaches, enjoyed by native and tourist alike. The bright blue seas of the Pacific that lap onto Australia's shores harbor marine life of breathtaking beauty and splendor. Australians have a reputation for toughness, a trait that serves them well...
By: Tammy T
The gymnosperms are basically seed plants that are not flowering plants. As their name suggests, pollination and fertilisation of the gymnosperms involve seeds, resulting from pollen grains and ovules. There are four types of gymnosperms, the Cycadophyta, the Ginkgophyta, the Coniferophyta and the Gnetophyta. Both...

 

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