Animals that can go the longest without drinking water
By: Matilda Willows
Water is a necessity of life, so how can some animals withstand lengthy periods of time without drinking any to minimal amounts of water? Particularly located in areas where water is infrequent, some animals have truly mastered the art of adapting to their scarce-water and...
By: Tammy Cramblett
Trying to figure out what makes one person more attractive than the next is like trying to explain why the stars are beautiful. One thing for certain is that an individual's little imperfections can make them attractive in the eyes of the one looking at...
By: Ann Major
Whether it's gaining or losing body mass, the two may appear to be at opposite ends of the spectrum, but the science of both still deals with basic factors like lifestyle choices/habits, diet, exercise and managing stress levels. Body mass is comprised of fat, muscle...
The science behind gaining and losing body mass
By: Litsa Podaras
Though simple to understand, the body mass and its fat are a bit more complicated than that. First and foremost, one should know that fat is a good thing. It is necessary for insulation in the hot as well as the cold weather. It is...
Types of snakes found in the UK
By: Lyn Dee
There are three types of snakes native to the UK: the grass snake, the adder and the smooth snake, but none of these species is found throughout the whole of the UK. There are no wild snakes of any type in Northern Ireland, the Channel...
By: Mac Pike
Mushrooms from genera Abortiporus to Xylaria are a misunderstood and understudied lot, and much of what people know, or think they know, about this mostly hidden kingdom is little more than myth. Yes, kingdom is the correct label, which leads to your first mycological misconception...
By: Shannon Farlouis
Giant Squids fall in the class of deco-pods and that is because they have ten arms. Eight arms are of the same length, while the remaining two arms are much longer. The two long arms are called tentacles and these tentacles extend out from the...
How catfish have learned to prey on pigeons
By: Kenneth Andrews
Elton John never saw this part of the Circle of Life coming. According to a post on PLOS blogs , catfish in South West France have been observed hunting pigeons. On dry land. Scientists from the University of Toulouse in the South West of France have...
Structure and function of the cell membrane
By: Mariyam Ishraag - 688854
Cell membrane, which was discovered during the 2nd half of the 19th century, can be defined simply as a biological membrane that separates the interior of all cells from the outside environment. It acts as both the defense line and communication line of the cell...
By: M E Skeel
Bovine tuberculosis, or bTB, is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium bovis. M. bovis is closely related to the species that causes human TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) and is responsible for outbreaks in wildlife, as well as domestic cattle herds. Not only badgers but rats, rabbits...

 

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