By: Cortlin Robbins
The Passion Flower (passiflora) is a genus of about 500 species of flowering plants. Different species range from, vines, shrubs, annuls and even trees. The vine is the most commonly found. It also produces a fruit (passionfruit). The passion Flower can be found all over...
By: Nancy Browne
According to the North American Butterfly Association, "there are approximately 20,000 species of butterflies in the world." The names of butterflies include monarch, admiral, swallowtail, harvester, painted lady, lacewing, and yellow, to name just a few. The transformation of a caterpillar to a...
General anatomy of frogs
By: Sylvia Harrison
Being amphibians, frogs live on land and in water. Because they can survive in both environments they have an anatomy that is very different. Their bodies are divided into 3 main parts: The head, the neck, and the trunk. They have brains, eyes, ears, a...
Researchers reveal Cheetah's speed secrets
By: Gulrukh Tausif
Just the word ‘cheetah’ is enough to evoke images of a sleek and nimble big cat blending easily into high, dry grasslands of the sub-Saharan Africa, silently stalking an antelope or a hare before sprinting at an incredible pace along the open grassy plains...
Tree profile: Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis)
By: Alex Storey
Also known as Sweet Bay Laurel, this species is aromatic and evergreen: a large shrub-type tree with glossy leaves the Bay Laurel is scientifically known as Laurus nobilis and native to the Mediterranean. Bay leaves are the ones found in your Bolognese sauce to add...
Should People Choose Animal Traits with Genetic Manipulation Transgenetics Gene Manipulation
By: Christyl Rivers
A quick look upon the world wide web will reveal people who have undergone very extreme modifications who have already morphed their bodies into their animal totems. The leopard man, the tiger woman, the zebra man and the amazing split tongue lizard man, are a...
By: Alex Storey
Scientifically known as Pinus-nigra, the European black-pine occurs right across the Mediterranean including parts of Asia and the Maghreb Mountains of North Africa too. Most popular in the Turkish woodlands, this tree - Corsican Pine - is also found in parts of Italy; regions of...
By: Kimberly Napier
Bay laurel, also known as Laurus nobilis, sweet bay, bay tree, true laurel, Grecian laurel, laurel tree or laurel is known for the flavorful leaves that can be used in many home recipes. However, this evergreen tree is a native to the Mediterranean area. The...
Tree profiles: Bristlecone pine (Pinus aristata)
By: Kimberly Napier
The bristlecone pine is the oldest known tree species in the world. In fact, if a person were to travel back to the times of ancient Egypt, this would be one of the trees that would be seen. The bristlecone pine, or Pinus longaeva, can...
Tree profiles: Bristlecone pine (Pinus aristata)
By: William Browning
There are three kinds of bristlecone pine trees that dot the landscape of the Rocky Mountains in the United States. One is the common Pinus aristata variety in the southern Rocky Mountains, known as the Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine. Another is the more famous Pinus...

 

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