By: Kevin Fitzgerald - 174683
Images of cactus plants compete with cow skulls and evil-faced suns for Most Often Used Desert Symbol. Most of the 87 or more genera and over 2,000 species in the flowering plant family Cactaceae live in deserts and are adapted for dealing with aridity...
By: Cathy Linton
Mycology is the study of fungi. Fungi such as mushrooms, toadstools, yeasts and molds were historically thought to be plants, but are in fact neither plant nor animal but a completely different species in their own right.While Mycology may not seem to many to...
By: Shamma B S
Beer is brewed from barely grain. The process involves six stages:1. During malting, dry grain is soaked (steeped) in water and then layered in a melting tower or spread on a melting floor. This allows the grain to germinate partially so that its store of...
By: Natalie Fararro
From bumper stickers to news reports, to conversations at the dining room table, America has stem cells on the brain. Stem cells have the possibility to save lives of both the young and the old and they open the doors to a world of medical...
By: Jose Fenestra
Since World War II, the government has spent billions of dollars for the research and development of various methods designed to cause destruction, injuries and death, but will not fund projects that could save lives or drastically improve them. There is no moral issue about...
By: Jane Allyson
There is an incredible 100,000 species of organisms which are classed as fungi and are divided into 4 groups. These are known as: Zygomycota, Ascomycota, Basidiomycota, and Deuteromycota.Zygomycota Commonly known as the bread molds, such as those of the genus Glomus, that form...
By: Allen Teal
Algae come in mostly red and green. Most freshwater algae are green. This is the stuff that makes water turn green when it is becoming stagnant. Algae tend to be long filaments of plant material although some can exist as single cells. Green algae are...
By: Mark Hopkins
Louis Pasteur was already a Professor of Chemistry when he was asked to investigate a problem facing certain wine producers in France. Some of it was turning into vinegar! As a scientist he was meticulous in his methods and concluded that micro-organisms in the air...
By: Mama Fen
There has been a great deal of debate on the subject of viruses and whether or not they can truly be considered a life form. However, their effect on all living creatures cannot be denied, and as such it behooves us to study them intently...
By: Mat Johnson
My brother and I constantly hear from others that we are "obviously related." We do have similar features, yes, and sometimes we act alike, but is there really a way to be "obviously related?" With the exception of identical twins, humans tend...

 

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