How butterflies form
By: Barbara Stanley
Lepidoptera, the scientific name for the butterfly, are insects that live on every continent on earth except Antarctica. Although the female butterfly may lay up to 100 eggs during her life, only two percent usually survive long enough to reproduce. Any place that has a...
By: Raven Carluk
Bacteria has the connotation of disease and rot, of rampant negative growth. People worry about infections, and attempt to halt the spread of bacteria. E. coli and staph are frightening words to hear from a doctor. Antibacterial hand cleaner is available in most public places...
How humans benefit from bees
By: Nancy Seddens
Imagine a world without those pesky bees buzzing around. To eliminate the chances of being stung it might just be worth having to do without honey, especially if you are one of the many people who are highly allergic to bee venom. But, as any...
By: Sofia Cruz
For millions of years, bees have been living in this world. Gathering nectar, making honey, defending it from hungry predators, and pollinating flowers has been a great part of their lives. As far as humans have grown, over time, they have derived multiple benefits from...
The habitat of the wild turkey
By: Rex Trulove
At one time, there were a lot of wild turkeys in the US, spread over a lot of land. For various reasons, the numbers dwindled. However, they have been replanted in many places, including in some places where they were either non-existent or in small...
By: Omar Salvador
The activities of all the organs and systems of the human body are controlled by a dominant organ - the brain. As the body's master organ, the human brain is the center of consciousness, emotion, learning, reason, and skill; it is likewise a repository of...
By: Marisa White
What is the crab your mostly likely to be on Australia’s continental shelf? The spiky stone crab. This diminutive crab is exactly what the name implies. Spiky. The little critter is small, with light colored legs tucked beneath his larger pink body. His shell...
Crab profile: Sponge crab
By: Marisa White
The orange brown sponge crab is certainly a unique crab. With small black eyes and a broad hunched shell, this crab certainly has character. Known for carrying sponges on their backs, hence the name, these critters get by by decorating themselves. This is the creatures...
By: Amelia Emery
The wild turkey is one of the few birds native to North America that has become as big as an American icon as the bald eagle. It is also one of only two fowl species native to North America that was successfully domesticated and is...
By: Marisa White
What lives under rocks, is really creepy, but has a pretty name? That would be porcelain crabs known for their highly decorative shell that shines magnificently despite the muck of the sea bed. They come in an assortment of colors, from beautiful white-blue, to brilliant...

 

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