By: Gulrukh Tausif
With serious money involved in trafficking of rare and exotic wildlife creatures, it is no wonder that in recent times, the world’s rarest tortoises have been found stuffed in suitcases, discovered in hotel rooms and found hidden in the pockets and underwear of air...
Tree profiles: Virginia pine
By: Muse
Virginia Pine – Pinus Virginia belongs to the Pine family. It is a tree of commercial importance. It was once considered as a forest weed and called scrub pine. Virginia Pine is also known as Jersey Pine or spruce pine. The range of Virginia Pine...
By: Amelia Emery
Indian tobacco is an herbaceous annual plant native to North America. Known botanically as Lobelia inflata, it can be found growing wild in moist wooded and open habitats primarily in the Eastern United States. Indian tobacco grows approximately 36 inches tall in clumps that are...
NASA singularity expert: Hackers could engineer computer viruses to control the mind
By: Terrence Aym
Could hackers create a 'computer virus' that infects the human mind and turn victims into electronic zombies?One leading futurist thinks it's a terrifying possibility and is warning against such a thing in the not-too-distant future.Synthetic biology and man-machine interfacesCreating machine viruses that hack...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Taxidermy is an art form of making a sculpture of an animal and then using its own skin. Stuffing animals was the beginning form of taxidermy until taxidermists started using authentic animal skins and not other materials. The taxidermist knows sculpture, anatomy, tanning and in...
The permanence of extinction
By: Christyl Rivers
Biodiversity is the key to having a sustainable planet. When an ecosystem is impacted negatively, a chain of extinctions can occur. Extinction is forever. Many life forms on earth, both plant and animal have evolved, lived and died, and become extinct. All dinosaurs are extinct...
By: Caryl Buckstein
In the city or in the country, coyotes roam throughout the United States, Canada and into Latin America. Only Hawaii is excluded from their range. Find them lurking from Washington state to Washington, D.C., from Vermont to Las Vegas. Coyotes are a wild dog...
By: Kimberly Napier
Viola is one of 22 genera of plants in the violet family Violaceae. There are about 500 different species throughout the world. Many are found in the Northern Hemisphere where the climate is temperate; however, there are some found in other areas such as Australasia...
Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and its legacy
By: Christyl Rivers
What is the legacy of Charles Darwin?He would likely be apalled to know that his groundbreaking work has fomented so much conflict, been the basis for eugenics, and divides many into red state and blue state style, political debates. On the other highly evolved...
By: Loredana Ghitescu
Seeds develop from the ripened ovule of plants after it has been fertilized by the pollen from the male plant. Their shape resembles that of the mother ovule while their size varies as they develop. A seed contains three parts: an embryo, a supply of...

 

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