Lamarck's theory of evolution and its legacy
By: Joyce Ann Mallare - 541627
Charles Darwin was not the only one who formulated theories on evolution but also the French botanist and zoologist Jean Baptiste Lamarck. In the year 1802, Lamarck's thoughts on organic development move in place. The theory of Evolution by Lamarck was based on the idea...
Plant profiles: Beaked hazel
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Beaked hazels are a deciduous (leaf shedding during season changes) hazel. The scientific classification is Corylus cornuta. This shrubby hazel can be found in most of the North American continent from eastern Canada south to California and Georgia. It grows in woody areas on the...
Plant profiles: Miner's lettuce
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Miner's lettuce is an annual plant, which means it lives only one season. This plant is native to coastal areas and the western mountains of North America all the way from the southern parts of Alaska and central British Columbia to South America. They most...
Plant profiles: Twinflower
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The twinflower is from the Honeysuckle family. The scientific classification for this plant is Linnaea borealis. It is a woodland subshrub. The stems are prostrate, pubescent and slender. They grow from twenty to forty centimeters long and have evergreen, rounded oval shaped leaves that are...
The diet of black-handed spider monkeys
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The diet of the black handed spider monkey differs when going from the wild to captivity. In zoos the menu for this animal consists of primate chow, oranges, sweet potatoes, bananas, apples, celery, spinach, onions, eggs, peanuts, sunflower seeds and other seeds, crickets and even...
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Hobblebush is a perennial shrub from the family Caprifoliaceae. It is sometimes called Witch hobble or Moosewood. The scientific classification is Viburnum lantanoides. This shrub grows to an impressive six to twelve feet in height. The pendulous (loosely hanging or swaying) branches take root...
Plant profiles: Filaree
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Filaree covers a species of low growing winter annual that is common in parts of the United States. They are considered to be an annual and are sometimes biannual. Filaree are a broad-leaf plant. The Whitestem Filaree can be found throughout the state of California...
Can animals be homosexual?
By: Jacob Woods
There are many instances where scientists have observed and documented homosexuality in the animal kingdom, in which humans are also classified. Sometimes homosexuality is observed without scientists interacting with the animals or altering the animal’s environment or brain in anyway shape or form. In...
Plant profiles: Umbrella leaf
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Umbrella leaf plant is a herbaceous plant that is a perennial. This plant can reach up to thirty six inches in height. It is also sometimes called the American Umbrella leaf and its scientific classification is Diphylleia cymosa. Some other common names for this...
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Knotted wrack is a common brown algae. Its scientific classification is Ascophyllum nodosum. It is a fairly large seaweed. It is a member of the Fucaceae family. It is the only member in its genus. It grows in the northern Atlantic ocean and off...

 

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