The evidence for evolution
By: Christyl Rivers
Charles Darwin's 1859 book was called On the Origin of species, and the word evolution itself appears no where in the original text. Without knowledge of DNA, or even genetics, Darwin explores what he calls “natural selection.” Who/what is selecting? In nature, the...
By: John Louie Ramos
Considered as one of the most important tools of scientists and researchers, a microscope is an instrument that facilitates the viewing of things or organisms which are impossible to be seen through the naked eyes. One of the earliest known documentation of the usage of...
Why the human race is doomed to extinction
By: Hordur Valsson
The Human Racean endangered specie Let's face it. Chances are we will be extinct before too long, compared to how long we have been on planet earth. Some experts say that civilization started more than 10.000 years ago. Looking at the world today, makes...
Introduction to enzymes
By: Bob Lloyd
Enzymes are proteins that enable or increase the rate of chemical reactions in the body. But where are they produced and how do they work?Enzymes work as catalysts in a chemical reaction and that means that they get involved in bringing together the chemicals...
Plant profiles: Bunchberry
By: Michael Smoker
The bunchberry (cornus canadensis or chamaepericlymenum canadense) is a small, shade-loving deciduous plant that grows near the Pacific coast of North America. It is also known as dwarf dogwood, puddingberry, pigeonberry, dwarf cornel and crackerberry. The pigeonberry name comes from the New England area, where...
Plant profiles: Dollarweed
By: Barbara Stanley
Dollarweed is a summer perennial weed better known as Pennywort.The Pennywort bears a small white flower with five petals on the end of a long stem where the flowers form in clusters. Pennywort grows along the Atlantic coastline from Maine to Florida and westward...
What is seagrass?
By: Sharon O'Connell
Seagrasses are underwater flowering plants that are commonly found in Florida’s bays, lagoons and other shallow coastal waters. Seagrass can be found in small patches and eventually spread to cover large areas over time. These larger areas are called meadows. Seagrass is incredibly valuable...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The theory of evolution is like any other theory of natural science. It is as good as human knowledge and human interpretation of observations and no better. The more grandiose aspects of evolutionary theory that attempt to describe our origins in the vastly distant past...
Fungi: What are the basidiomycetes?
By: Jillian Jacobs
The familiar mushrooms found on pizzas and in the lawn are part of a group of fungi called club fungi, or basidiomycetes. The phylum Basidiomycota consists of 16,000 different species of fungi, including the shelf or bracket fungi found on dead trees and the...
Fungi: What are the ascomycetes?
By: Jillian Jacobs
When we think of fungi, we mostly think of mushrooms. All mushrooms are fungi, but not all fungi are mushrooms. One type of gourmet “mushroom” called a morel does not actually look like the pedestal-shaped mushroom that we are familiar with. Unlike button mushrooms...

 

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