Difference between true albinism and white-haired animals
By: T. Scott Randolph
Both the condition of albinism (also known as an albino, although in some circles it is considered a derogatory term) and an animal having white hair are hereditary traits. This means that both conditions are the results of the combination of the genetic traits of...
Predicting the next phase of human evolution
By: Simon Wright
Predicting evolution for any species is a difficult task as it will depend significantly upon the environment in which the species finds itself inhabiting. To put this into perspective, the future physical characteristics and mental capacity of humans might differ greatly depending on whether the...
How the evolution of man changed planet Earth
By: Simon Wright
It is estimated that anatomically modern humans have been on Planet Earth for around 200,000 years and that Planet Earth has been in existence for over 4.5 billion years. The human imprint upon the planet we inhabit has therefore been an extremely recent...
By: M E Skeel
In the tropical and subtropical regions of the world, live the members of a little known order of insects, the Embioptera or web-spinners. It is a small order with only about 300 species in 13 families described, but because they are small and cryptic, many...
How polar bears keep warm in the winter
By: Molly Froerer
Polar bears live in some of the coldest temperatures in the world and swim in icy, glacier-filled waters. To deal with these extreme temperatures, they have developed many ways of dealing with the extreme cold. In fact, they are almost too well adapted to their...
The habitat of Bengal tiger
By: Amber-Marie Richardson
Bengal tigers are the most common sub-species of tiger to be found in the wild, and are most commonly found living in regions of India and Bangladesh in Asia. Magnificently striking creatures, Bengal tigers are quite adaptive animals, and are found to live in a...
By: N. David
The cell is the basic unit of all life. For an organism to grow and reproduce, new cells must come into being. This happens through a process called cell division, wherein one cell becomes two or more cells. In prokaryotes, or simple organisms such as...
By: M E Skeel
Psocids are small insects with soft bodies, usually no more than a few millimetres long. They have longish antennae and chewing mouthparts. Psocoptera got their common name of book lice because they sometimes live in the bindings of books and superficially they resenble lice, They...
By: Perry McCarney
Cellular respiration refers to the transfer of oxygen and carbon dioxide across the cell membrane. The cell membrane is the outer layer of all cells within the body; the barrier enclosing every cell from it's surrounding tissue or fluid. While this transfer of gases is...
By: M E Skeel
Earwigs get bad press. Because they have what look like pincers on their rear ends, people think they can pinch. Because they wander around in houses, people think they are pests. But earwigs cannot pinch and for the most part they are not pests. Most...

 

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