Zombie Apocalypse is not a Real Danger but other Things are
By: Chris Wiegard
In recent years, the zombie apocalypse concept has been explored in books such as Max Brooks' "World War Z," films such as "Zombieland," and the television series "The Walking Dead." The violent survival drama of this imaginary situation appeals to fans of...
By: Angela Harris - 689672
Humans aren’t the only creatures that use math in their daily lives. Unbelievably, sharks use math as well to hunt for prey. How is this possible? According to a report published June 9 in Nature, a behavior called the Lévy walk. This movement...
The Hypothetical Potential of a Zombie Apocalypse
By: Bema Self
I am thoroughly surprised and also extremely excited that no writer has yet decided to take on the bold task of writing for the "YES" side of this intriguing debate topic. And I am sure that by the end of this addition, I will have...
Why microbiologist wants 'mutant-powered' soldiers
By: Terrence Aym
Andrew Herr is a man with a passion, a microbiologist on a personal crusade to morph the military into "biomods." What's a biomod? The unfettered definition is: a human biologically modified to accomplish specific tasks in almost superhuman ways.Think of troops on the...
Study: Space travel is harmful to the brain
By: Terrence Aym
Are humans doomed to remain marooned on a world orbiting a third-generation star while all the universe tantalizingly beckons just out of grasp?A new study seems to suggest that depressing scenario. While it's true much of the human race would prefer to stay rooted...
World's first genetically modified humans born
By: Terrence Aym
A story ripped from the pages of Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World," has become reality: 30 genetically modified babies were born.After the news was released a new debate broke out about the ethics of some modern medical research.Some wonder if the future...
By: Emily Keeling
In 2010, parody news site The Onion posted this little gem. Undoubtedly inspired by media buzz about creatures like Koko the Gorilla and the researchers who study them, this satirical piece explores the morality of teaching sign language to (or having complex discussions with) non-human...
By: Emily Keeling
Actually, there are a few false presumptions within this question. First of all, mosquitoes can fly very well in the rain. Their tough exoskeletons make them resistant against raindrops. Represented by roughly 3000 species, mosquitoes can also be found nearly worldwide. The only continent on...
By: Christyl Rivers
The theory of evolution is the basis for understanding life on earth. An important part of the theory is the first point. The idea of Perpetual Change is followed by other concepts; those of common descent of all species, multiplication of all species, gradualism and...
By: Heather Brennan
Human bodies are composed of millions upon millions of cells, and each cell is a complex unit composed of organelles, a nucleus, cytoplasm and a cell membrane that holds it all together. The only exception to this rule is red blood cells, which have no...

 

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