By: Neil Dixon
The very word 'shark' conjures up thought of the Great White that became famous from the series of films called Jaws. There are however more than 350 different species of shark lurking in our oceans ranging in size from around 1 meter to 12 meters...
By: Lime Green Sphere
Spruce trees are a symbol of the arctic taiga. Yet their purposes extend far from a land cover on beautiful postcards from Alaska. Spruces are also used for paper and Christmas trees and in the past had many food and Medicinal uses by the aboriginal...
By: Gerardine Baugh
"Are human beings still part of nature"I can see the debatable curve on this question. I have known a few people, including my ex-husband who would not be considered human much less part of nature.And then the other slant, I didn't realize that humans...
By: Jaime Skelton
In our short human life spans, it seems easy to look at the lifeforms around us - especially ones as strange as sharks - and think they couldn't have changed much over the millions of years they've existed. Yet sharks have been, and still are...
The theory of evolution explained
By: Triana Rathads
Evolution is a concept that links genetics, history, and adaptive selection. All life evolved from common ancestors, the earth had been around for 4.6 billion years, simple cells (prokaryotes) have been around for most of this time for 4 billion years, and complex cells...
By: Greg Spinks
Whitetail deer are amazing animals throughout much of North America and some sections of Central and South America. Their mating season provides an opportune time for observant hunters, nature photographers and those who enjoy the the mystery and beauty of our wildlife. On the downside...
By: M E Skeel
Trophic comes from the Greek word for food or feeding, so trophic relationships in marine life are about what eats what in the ocean. Almost all food chains on land or in the ocean begin with plants, the producers. On land, plants are big and...
By: Luke Bamforth
The African Elephant (Loxodonta Africana) is the largest species of land dwelling animal on the planet. The height of an adult ranges between 8.2ft (2.5m) and 13ft (4m) and they can weigh from 5 000lbs (2268kg) to 14 000lbs (6350kg), though the largest...
By: M E Skeel
Caddis flies, order Trichoptera, are small flying insects that are probably more closely related to the butterflies and moths (order Lepidoptera) than to true flies (order Diptera). Their forewings are hairy and from this characteristic comes the name of the order: trikhos is Greek for...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The field of botanical genetics is booming with calls for more and more information about the ways in which plants pass on their characteristics, gather up nutrients that are important for human sustenance, maintain their defenses against predators and disease, and produce chemicals and fibers...

 

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