The 25 most endangered primates revealed
By: Leigh Goessl
Earlier this week the United Nations released a list of the most endangered primates in the world. The report is titled "Primates in Peril: The World's 25 Most Endangered Primates, 2012-1014", the list names 25 primates that are in danger of extinction. In the Oct...
By: Nancy Browne
One of the fastest growing poplar trees in North America, the black cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa) grows approximately 100 ft. tall, and can live 100-200 years. It is the largest hardwood tree of its species, commonly known as Black Poplar. The trees grow on the west...
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
The Philippine eagle is a giant raptor. It is one of the largest, one of the most rare, and most interesting eagles on the planet. The scientific name is Pithecophage jefferyl. However it is most often referred to as the Monkey-eating eagle. The eagle can...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The silver birch (Betula Pendula) is a very attractive tree that has white peeling bark. This tree has been a true inspiration to many people like artists, poets and writers. This is a broad-leaf tree and it is a deciduous. It can grow to an...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The Mountain hemlock (Tsuga Mertensiana) is a member of the pine tree family. It is a very slow-growing tree that grows on cold, snowy sub-alpine sites. Some of these trees grow to be more than 800 years old. They add unique beauty to many mountain...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The Red-crested Pochard is a bird, and it is the largest of all pochards. It grows to a size of about 57 cm, or 22 inches. It has a big, oval reddish-brown head. The bill is red and the abdomen and neck are dark brown...
By: Kings Iyoke
Metamorphosis means transforming, or change in nature. In biology, metamorphosis is the process by which an animal develops continually, after birth or hatching. This involves the change in body structure; both internal and external features, regulated by hormones. Metamorphosis is occasionally accompanied by changes in...
Has vestigiality been disproven?
By: Moi
Many times people will refer facetiously to male nipples as stark evidence of vestigiality. Indeed, what use do men have of nipples if they cannot breastfeed? Well....not so fast. Did you know that men can, indeed, breastfeed? Men in fact possess mammary glands, albeit...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Lack of training is a key reason why tree core samples become inaccurate. Differences in controls also might contribute to the accuracy of the sampling. Core sampling only shows the health of the tree that is above ground. The sampling does not show what is...
By: Christyl Rivers
Use of plastic contributes to global warming, since it is fossil fuel based. It also has many contaminants that are proven to upset endocrine systems in humans and other animals. A book called “Death by Rubber Ducky” lists this and many other disadvantages of...

 

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