The evolution of the dog
By: Rena Sherwood
Until the 1990's, it was generally assumed that dogs evolved in the last 10,000 years from wolves. The fierce, independent wolves were thought to have transformed into the docile dog directly because of man's interference, popularized in such novels as The Earth Children series...
How elaborate flowers are used to attract pollinators
By: Jason Hernandez
Nature is like the human world: sex is a powerful drive. Every flower, no matter how simple or elaborate, has one purpose: reproduction. Unlike spore-bearing plants (mosses, ferns), flowering plants must recombine their genes and produce offspring different from the parents. For most plants, a...
Assessing the future of human evolution
By: Alexus Mckeon
I often ponder if we are more genetics, dna, and hereditary concept. So what plays the bigger role - genetics or environment? We have now hit the scientific edge of the world as we know it. "Designer Babies." Sperm banks have done it forever...
Why do animals hibernate in winter?
By: Tami Port MS
The warmer months of the year are busy for animals; a time to feed and breed. Wildlife seems to be everywhere, even in urban and suburban areas. But as the days grow shorter and the temperature drops, the insects, birds and mammals that seemed to...
Why do animals hibernate in winter?
By: James Johnson
Why do animals hibernate in winter? They hibernate to conserve energy and resources during a time when both are difficult to find. It would be a better question of how do animals hibernate, why do not more animals hibernate, or how did hibernation evolve! Those...
By: Cynthia Nardis
While DNA is the "blueprint of life," RNA performs the actual work of building the proteins that make up living things.RNA stands for ribonucleic acid, the nucleic acid partly consisting of the sugar ribose. This sugar is one of the ways in which...
What is forensic entomology?
By: Kathryn O'Brien
A fact of life has always been death and for several millenniums humanity has observed certain physical aspects of death which occur in a predictable manner. This predictability has allowed humans to have tools to come to conclusions about how long a person has been...
By: Serrentha Magee
Darwinism and evolution are taught as the way every living species on this planet came to exist. The original species, anaerobic bacteria, somehow formed in the early world, which was, theoretically, almost completely oceans. Somewhere during this time, land began to form, and plants came...
By: M Dee Dubroff
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." ~ AnonymousWhat is it about these intelligent creatures that is so endearing? Why do they always seem to smile? Read on for some insight into an amazing natural phenomenon.Although dolphins probably...
By: Thomas Rutledge
Plant "FINGERPRINTS?"The mighty microscopic phytolith Fingerprints as identification devices have been used as far back as ancient China and of course are an infallible method of tracking law-breakers in modern criminology but only recently has anyone even asked if plants, which have...

 

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