By: Elizabeth M Young
Optical tweezers are complex combinations of lasers, microscopes, and optical/electrical equipment. These devices actually use the changes in momentum that occur when light is bent by an object. The light changes momentum and the object changes momentum in an equal and opposite fashion. If laser...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Myosin is one of the proteins known to scientists as an ATP-dependant motor protein and is recognized as one of the most abundant proteins in the human body. Its structure and function allows myosin to perform a characteristic function in the eukaryotic cell, which is...
Why some believe the human race is in its final days
By: Christyl Rivers
The backlash of agriculture could lead to wars, famine, starvation, pandemics, and weather related disasters. These accelerating events exacerbate destruction, especially through climate change, and could signal the decline of the human race. There are many reasons why some people think humanity is doomed, and...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Red-bellied piranha (Pygocentrus nattereri) has a characteristic red-belly. The other colors on its body vary though it is generally grey in appearance. This fish has a reputation for aggression with its sharp teeth. It is around thirteen inches in length. It weighs nearly eight pounds...
By: Mac Pike
The Ring-tailed cat, or Bassariscus Astutus as it is known to zoologists, is a denizen of the American Southwest, much of California and most of Mexico including the entire Baja peninsula. Although called a ring-tailed cat, Civet cat and Miners cat, it is not a...
By: Kimberly Napier
Rough Pigweed, or Amaranthus retroflexus, is also known as red-root amaranth, redroot pigweed, ped-rooted pigweed, common amaranth and common tumbleweed. It is native to the tropical Americas, but has spread to most of the continents. Rough pigweed is an annual that grows to between one...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Desert wheatgrass (Agropyron desertorum) is one of three types of wheatgrass from Asia. It grows well, in most areas where frost is minimal. However, it does grow in Alaska where temperatures reach -43F degrees. This grass does better where rainfall is less than twelve-fourteen inches...
Woolly mammoth cloning project formally begins
By: A.W. Berry
A woolly mammoth cloning project will begin in earnest this year with the signing of a deal between Sooam Biotech Research Foundation, and the North-Eastern Federal University in Russia's Sakha Republic. Although similar, this project is not the same mammoth cloning project announced last year...
By: Ibrahim Mabwa
Rain forests are generally found between the tropics of Capricorn and Cancer, mainly along the equator. Most South American countries, African countries and parts of the Asian continent are commonly referred as tropical countries. The tropical climate is generally characterized by its year round warm...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
For modern science, one of the main challenges in relation to biology and biodiversity is the preservation of species, which are at an imminent threat of becoming extinct. According to an article published in the abc news, around 40,000 species become extinct every year...

 

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