By: Ayietta Halwenge
Bees are social insects, existing in colonies. Some live in solitude where a fertile female bee builds her nest but does not manufacture honey or beeswax. A good example is the orchard mason bee. A colony of bees is comprised of the queen bee, worker...
Blue-green algae shows the evolution of multicellularity is not linear
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
A major step in the evolution of life forms was the progression from single-celled to multi-celled organisms, which is estimated to have occurred approximately 2 billion years ago. One organism that straddles this line is blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria. Cyanobacteria are photosynthetic bacteria that usually...
By: Dale Creelman
Armoracia Rusticana, more commonly known as horseradish, is the herb that bites back. It is that bite that kept this pungent herb from widespread use as a condiment until the last 200 to 300 years. Its medicinal use, however, dates back to at least the...
By: Norman Green
Mention the word crustacean and most people would think of shrimps, lobsters or crabs — all marine creatures. There are, however, terrestrial crustaceans and they are probably not very far away from you, hidden in some damp, dark corner of the garden. The common woodlouse...
By: Fate Tertium
Humans are not the only ones to have discovered the uses of paper; the aptly named paper wasp processes and utilizes wood fibers to build their homes. Identifiable by their smoky wings and slender body, paper wasps (order Polistes) are beneficial insects that feed on...
By: Emily Jensen
There are hundreds of great botanic gardens of the world. Starting to the North in Canada, you can visit the 55 acre Butchart Gardens. For someone visiting the Butchart Gardens for the first time, the best advice that someone can give you is to plan...
By: Elle Kim
For most people, butterflies are the epitome of warm, simple summer day. With gorgeous wings and a fleetness akin to that of fairies, butterflies complement the colorful plant life that they are frequently found with. However, there is much more to them than beauty and...
By: Oluwasegun P. Gbolagun
Cells are the fundamental units of life. Basic life processes such as nutrition, excretion, respiration and reproduction are carried out by the cells. All living things are composed of cells in varying degrees, shapes and sizes. Organisms such as bacteria and protozoa are unicellular, that...
By: Ann Major
As terminology for parts of a cell are quite extensive, it would be helpful to refer to a diagram for reinforcement. Doing a virtual walk-through, from outside to the inside of a cell would help one become familiar with various functions and operations that cell...
By: Kimberly Napier
Flowering plants or angiosperms are a diverse life form. They include grasses, mosses, ferns, vines, and many others. They make up the largest division in the plant kingdom. Plants are beneficial for other living things on Earth. They provide oxygen, carbon dioxide, shelter, clothing, food...

 

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