The structure and function of liver cells
By: Kaush J
The liver is the largest internal organ of the body, weighing about 1.36Kg, located in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. It consists of two major lobes (left and right) and two minor lobes (caudate and quadrate). The liver is involved in...
The insect world explored
By: Jordan Green
The praying mantis Ahh. Stagomantis Aridifolia Sinsensis. A name that stirs something deep inside my heart. IFirst, we'll learn what the mantis looks like. Then I'll move on to its unique talents and mantis folklore, finishing up with the food chain: what eats the mantis...
The life cycle of flies
By: Rachel Funk
The beginning of life is inextricably tied to the death and decay of another in the life of a fly. The family of flies is an extended one, over 250,000 species and sub-species are a part of the order of Diptera, two wing. In...
How are amino acids built into proteins
By: John Traveler
Of all the chemical manifestations in the universe, amino acids are without question the most incredible stuff ever to have chemically evolved. But quite amazingly, amino acids are a totally natural occurrence and just about anywhere you find liquid water, you are almost sure to...
Does space exploration disprove evolution?
By: Simon Wright
No, space exploration does not disprove evolution. Indeed, my first reaction on seeing this title was complete bafflement. Evolution holds that the characteristics of animals have come about through there being advantages to those characteristics. If a long beak provides an advantage in extracting nectar...
By: Wendy R.
A compound light microscope is a microscope that uses both light and multiple magnifying lenses in order to provide a better view of specimens. The light of a compound microscope is located below the stage that the specimen you are looking at is put on...
Different types of penguins
By: M E Skeel
There are 18 species of penguins, all living in the Southern Hemisphere and all adapted to their particular conditions, habitats and lifestyles. The differences between them are small, size and colour patterns being the most significant. They are all recognisable as penguins though, with their...
By: Christopher Chatterton
Bryology is the study of the plant order Bryophyta, (Philips, 1980) which contains the sub-classes of Mosses (Musci), Liverworts (Hepaticae) and Hornworts (Anthocerotophyta). In taxonomic classification terms these simple plants are contained within the sub-Phylum of bryophytes and are the ancestors of the first land...
What is botany?
By: Amanda Mittra
Botany, plain and simple, is the study of plants. The study of every form of living thing that comes under the Plant kingdom or Kingdom Plantae falls under the study of Botany. It comprises of plants such as algae, fungi, lichens, gymnosperms,angiosperms,etc...
Predicting the next phase of human evolution
By: Jacquie Schmall
With due respect to all the scientific data unearthed about our past evolution, there is a real challenge to predicting the next phase of human evolution. The same pressures on the human population are not present everywhere on the planet. That would be the number...

 

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