Scientists create mind-reading rats
By: Terrence Aym
Telepathy has come to the laboratory and it promises a mind-boggling future. Like any new scientific breakthrough, the technology that follows can be developed to create miracles and benefit the human race, or weaponized into horrific new forms of death or oppression.Potential battlefield use...
Elephant population in danger due to poaching
By: Sun Meilan
It has long been known that poaching is decimating elephant populations and wildlife organisations have been working with local authorities to try and cut down on the damage that is being done. However, new research has shown that strategies have not been working, at least...
What are mangroves
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Mangroves are entanglements of many trees and shrubs of the family Rhizophoraceae that thrive in the intertidal zone, that is to say, the zone which is subjected to low tide and high tide in the coastal ecosystem. Mangroves are found in the tropical areas, along...
Tree profiles: Parana Pine
By: Retha Boswell
The Parana Pine (Araucaria angustifolia) is a critically endangered Brazilian conifer tree, though not a true pine. It is also known as the Brazilian Monkey Puzzle Tree and Candelabra Tree, or simply the Brazilian Pine. It is one of many trees that have become endangered...
By: Amelia Emery
The Parana pine is a species of conifer belonging to the Araucariaceae family. Known scientifically as Araucaria angustifolia, the Parana pine is native to Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. The Parana pine is also commonly known as the Candelabra tree and the Brazilian monkey puzzle tree...
Bat-eating spider population on the rise
By: Leigh Goessl
Bat-eating spiders are reportedly on every continent, but one, Antarctica. According to scientists, there are some types of spiders catching bats everywhere else in the world. According to NBC News, there are over 1,200 species of bats which make up approximately one-fifth of all...
By: Christyl Rivers
Charles Darwin was very thorough in his explanation of natural selection as a prime driver for evolution. Just as importantly, Darwin also put forward the idea of gradualism. Understanding gradualism is very critical to Darwin's theory. Even in his own day, he noted that traits...
A short introduction to photosynthesis
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Photosynthesis is the process by which plants, algae and photosynthetic bacteria use the energy from the sun and convert it into chemical energy that is used by plants and other living organisms that depend on them. The process of photosynthesis absorbs carbon dioxide (CO2) from...
An introduction to phytoplankton
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Phytoplankton are microscopic one-celled plants that are at the base of the aquatic food chains. Phytoplankton usually thrive in the upper sunlit layer of the world’s oceans, lakes and rivers. This allows them to use the energy from the sun for the process of...
By: David Thackston
Plants use glucose in a variety of ways that are essential to their growth and survival. Glucose aids in overall growth, allows for respiration through the cell walls and is also stored for future use in the roots, as well as in the form of...

 

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