By: Lea Miller
Most people will probably recognize hemlock as the poison that Socrates was ordered to drink when he was found guilty of refusing to recognize the official gods of the time and of corrupting youth. Poison hemlock is a member of the parsley family and, although...
How to identify poisonous mushrooms
By: Unwirklich VinZant
A mushroom is actually the fruit produced by certain types of fungus. In the United States alone, there are roughly 5,000 species of mushroom of which at least 100 are poisonous and twelve are deadly. Even with such a small portion of mushrooms being...
Cell junctions in human beings
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
Cell junctions in humans, as well as in all multicellular organisms, serve two essential but opposite purposes. First, they allow materials to travel freely from one cell to another, as with gap junctions. In contrast, another set of structures called desmosomes are found in desmosomal...
Why fish have gills
By: Miriam Baker
Fish have gills to allow them to take in oxygen from the water around them. Gills allow a fish to ‘breathe’ underwater, just as other animals have lungs to allow them to breathe air on land. Unlike mammals such as dolphins and whales, fish...
How some fish drink water
By: Rob Price
Do fish actually drink water? The answer may surprise the reader, but it depends upon the type of fish being discussed. Fresh water fish do not drink water, but rather absorb the water through their skin and gills. However salt water fish do drink...
Origin and development of animals
By: Jesse Vorton
Many scientists believe that all animal and plant life have developed from a single form of life that arose about 3 ½ billion years ago. This basic life form as we know it has gradually changed to throughout the past centuries, in which millions of...
Is evolution an outdated theory?
By: Christyl Rivers
Evolution is an Updated Theory. The answer to the question as to whether it is completely outdated, is no. Evolution is a dynamic theory, updated daily. Evolutionary Psychology which describes how our brains developed and became “minds” is just one example. The discoveries made...
A look at the different kinds of beetles
By: Jesse Vorton
There are actually, well over 20,000 different species of Beetles found throughout the world. Beetles make up the insect segment, Coleoptera, which means in Greek, ‘sheath wings’. It refers to a beetle’s elytra, which form a sheath (a blanket) for much of...
Voices of the animal world: A look at insects that sing
By: Joyce Ann Mallare - 541627
Humans can sing. Animals can also sing, so insects can also sing. Insects are small creatures that crawl, fly, sip, hop and of course make sounds. They were the first or earliest organisms to produce and also locate sounds. Insects create sounds by using their...
Humans will not have Ability to Morph into Animals in the Future
By: Helena Whyte
No. Humans will not acquire the ability to morph into animals or develop animal traits in the future. Sorcery and wizardry are romantic and imaginative concepts but not realistic. Even though there is only a 400 gene difference between humans and chimps, animal traits would...

 

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