By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
The word "forensic" is derived from the Latin term "forensis", which means "in open court". Forensic science is defined as, "the application of scientific knowledge and methodology to legal problems and criminal investigations". Forensic science (also known as forensics) encompasses many fields of science like...
Tree profiles: Lemon tree
By: Zoe Van-de-Velde
Tree Profile: The Lemon Tree The lemon tree (Latin name Citrus Limon) is one of the most popular citrus trees that can be grown indoors or outside. The exact origins of the lemon tree are unknown but it is believed they may have come from...
By: Suzanne Rose
Drosophila melanogaster, or the fruit fly as it is more commonly called, has played an important part in science. It has aided scientists in the discovery of many different principles. Its importance continues today. The fruit fly has been used for approximately a century in...
Tree profiles: Weeping willow
By: Heather Waelti
The Weeping Willow is a tree that is a preferred tree among tree lovers. Considered a shade tree, the weeping willow is comprised of low hanging branches that give off the look of a canopy. There are over four hundred different species of weeping willow...
By: Catherine Gulyas
“Bessey’s Cactus,” it sounds a lot like a type of desert cactus named after a milking cow. However, “Bessey’s Cactus” is, in fact, not a plant at all. It is a scientific diagram that depicts how angiosperms, or flowering plants...
By: Sammy Stein
Examining a plant specimen takes skill and practice but you can learn to perform examinations with ease and efficiency. Plant specimens are examined for many reasons. It might be to identify the plant itself or to classify a new specimen. It may be to analyse...
By: Kenneth Andrews
That dolphins are intelligent mammals has been widely accepted for many years, but now researchers are hoping to demonstrate that intelligence by collaborating with dolphins to co-create a language which will enable inter-species communication for the first time. According to a report in New Scientist...
By: Terrence Aym
Long before Dr. Doolittle, scientists have dreamed of communicating with some animal species. Successful attempts have been made with some of the primates and even to an extent canines and felines. A brilliant African Grey parrot named Alex that lived in the UK stunned researchers...
By: Leigh Goessl
A previously undiscovered species of lizard has been discovered in the Cardamom Mountains in Cambodia. The lizard, which has no eyes or legs, has been confirmed to be a species not previously seen in the science community. Neang Thy, who works for the Ministry of...
What is acacia wood?
By: Heather Waelti
Acacia wood is wood obtained from a genus of shrub known as the Acacia. Acacia was first described by a Swedish botanist who found this particular shrub growing in Africa. While some acacia shrubs come equipped with thorns the majority do not. They are considered...

 

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