By: John Traveler
Although we refer to it today as “the theory of evolution,” the theory Charles Darwin proposed in 1857 associated with it was actually termed “the theory of variation by process of natural selection. In fact, Darwin never used the word “evolution&rdquo...
The life cycle of the brainworm nematode
By: Rena Sherwood
Say hello to Parelaphostrongylus tenuis If you thought your life was complicated, it pales in comparison to the lifecycle of the microscopic nematode formally known as Parelaphostrongylus tenuis, but usually called by its common name of brainworm or meningeal worm. In order to reproduce, all...
By: Lynette Alice
Fans of going green have a new hero in Chinese researcher Dr, Yen-Hsun Wu who has discovered a new secret in the field of luminescence. As far fetched as it may seem, it was discovered that by implanting gold nanoparticles in the leaves of trees...
Facts about the extinct Creodonta
By: Mac Pike
When the conversation turns to apex predators it will not be long before the African lion, the Bengal tiger, the polar bear, the saltwater crocodile, the great white shark and the orca have each shared their moment in the limelight. Next, someone is sure to...
Interesting facts about Charles Darwin
By: Paul Erland
Darwin's Origin of Species was published on November 24, 1859.In his work, whose full title is On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, Darwin theorized that organisms gradually – gradually as in thousands or even millions of years - evolve through...
Plant profiles: Venus flytrap
By: Terrence Aym
Some horror movies love to feature man-eating plants. Whether the hungry plant is stumbled upon by intrepid explorers deep in shadowy jungles, discovered on a wild and dangerous alien planet, or hidden in the back of a florist shop managed by a mad proprietor, the...
NASA's new life discovery may be extraterrestrial
By: Terrence Aym
Recently, the news media rushed to report on a NASA press conference that too many people yawned over. For the implications of what NASA discovered is monumental and will certainly change some of the science textbooks as well as the search for life in the...
Plant profiles: Painted trillium
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Painted trillium is a wildflower. The scientific name for this flower is Trillium undulatum. It is a member of the genus trillium and is found from Ontario in the north to the Carolinas in the south and from Michigan in the west to Nova...
By: SEG
Central Nervous System, neurons and nerve impulses; all are familiar yet almost mystical words because many of us understand so little about this fundamental process producing human awareness. Human awareness occurs in incremental stages starting with the peripheral nervous system’s sensory input, delivered via...
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Yellow rattle is a flowering plant .It's proper name is Rhinanthus minor and is a part of the genus Thinanthus in the family Orobanchaceae. It is a native of Western Asia and Europe. It is a semi-parasite of the British grasslands. For centuries it...

 

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