What are diplura?
By: M E Skeel
Diplura are primitive, wingless insects called bristletails. Like all insects, they have six legs (hexapods) and three body parts: head, thorax and abdomen. The head is eyeless but has simple antennae. In some species the antennae can be withdrawn and then telescoped out. The six...
What are thysanura?
By: M E Skeel
The insect order Thysanura are commonly known as silverfish and firebrats. The name actually means bristletail (thysan is bristle, ura is tail). They are small, pale insects with the requisite six legs and three body parts. Because they lack wings at any time during their...
The social structure of meerkats
By: Linda Joyce
Anyone who has seen a meerkat knows how adorable and cuddly they look. However, they probably don't know much about the social structure of a group, or "mob,"as it is known. Mobs can contain 30 or more meerkats. Meerkats live in a matriarchal society...
What are prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells?
By: Jerges Cervantes
We are all of us, each and every lifeform on the planet, made up of thousands upon millions of cells. The cell is the basic structural and physiological unit of all living organisms on the planet. However, while all life is made up of cells...
By: R.A. Scott
We are all familiar with our siblings. We can recognize our brothers and sisters even after years of not seeing them. We can also recognize other members of our families after an introduction or two. So can a number of animals but that really surprises...
The role of DNA in evolution
By: John Traveler
Francis Crick may have been the first to suggest that RNA was a precursor to DNA, and most molecular biologists today would agree with the notion. In fact, it is hard, if not impossible, to see how DNA would have evolved to become the model...
By: Tom Brend
Plant morphology is a field of botanic biology, researching the form and structure of plants according either to: - their biological function - a pre-defined morphological system (by comparing plant features against the system) - experimental morphology (by changing the plant's enviroment and/or state of...
By: Guy Takamatsu
(Note for a short 168 word description of the book see this writer's essay Resources that Christians can consult on the creation evolution issue). This writer obtained his copy of the book about 20 years ago, when Mr. Taylor gave his presentation at Stanford...
By: Rex Trulove
In order to understand why bears hibernate, it is first important to understand what hibernation is. In addition, it does need to be pointed out that bears don't truly hibernate. Rather they fall into a deep sleep that can last days, weeks, or even months...
By: Janet Grischy
Cedar, redwood, hemlock, spruce, and pine are all conifers. Conifers are gymnosperms. That is, they are trees, or occasionally shrubs, that bear naked seeds in cones. They never bear flowers, as most people understand flowers. In the commonest plants, the angiosperms, flowers are an essential...

 

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