The use of seaweed in biotechnology
By: Effie Moore Salem
Biotechnology “is using living things to create products or to do tasks for human beings”. At present sustainable energy for the future is driving a lot of biotechnology. Seaweed is unlike pond scum growing on slow moving waters, sea weed is of the ocean...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
There are two main categories of sea shells: gastropods and bivalves. Gastropods have one shell and the creatures that live inside them are slug-like. These shells do not have hinges. The bivalves have hinges and look like identical halves. People find shells all over the...
By: Kaitlyn Shepanski
Phagocytic cells are just one of the many components contributing to the inner workings of the human body. Phagocytes are the white blood cells; they absorb harmful poisons in the form of bacteria and dying or dead cells from within the body into themselves. They...
Common UK wild flowers in the spring
By: Gillian Taber
With the return of longer days and sunshine comes the welcome appearance of wildflowers all across the United Kingdom. Alongside all the fresh greens of budding trees, the flashes of blue, white, yellow and more make it feel like the dark days of winter are...
Plant profiles: Forsythia japonica
By: Barbara Stanley
A member of the Dutch Embassy visited Japan circa 1775 and collected approximately 1,000 species of japonica. His interest was in a deciduous shrub with slender weeping branches covered completely with yellow flowers. The shrub was abloom before the leaves appeared. Mr. Thunberg called...
By: Colette Georgii
There are always moral, ethical, and scientific implications related to the science of cloning, but to clone an extinct creature such as the woolly mammoth that lived during pre-historic times might have even greater implications due to taking the DNA and blood samples from an...
Three mysteries the Theory of Evolution has not yet solved
By: Ray Langley
The argument between creationists and evolutionists has been around for centuries. It was once a greatly taboo subject to even suggest that the natural forces of the universe did not move by a divine hand, a suggestion which could cost one who pondered such conundrums...
Three mysteries the Theory of Evolution has not yet solved
By: N. Owen Holme
After years of research and deep personal conflict, Charles Darwin published his groundbreaking observations in “Origin of Species” in 1859. It has now been popularized as the “Theory of Evolution” and encapsulated as “survival of the fittest,” which is a phrase...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
All living things are interconnected in nature. Within an ecosystem, one or more species depend on one another for survival, and at the bottom of individual ecosystems, there is an organism which functions as the base of other species. This organism supports other organisms and...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
San Bruno Mountain, near San Francisco California, is the home of three endangered butterflies: the Mission Blue Butterfly, the San Bruno Elfin Butterfly and the Callippe Silverspot Butterfly. All three are rare. They share four additional characteristics: they all live on San Bruno Mountain; they...

 

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