Animals on the verge of extinction
By: Retha Boswell
Animals become endangered for a variety of reasons from poaching to habitat destruction to the introduction of competitive foreign species. There are thousands of animals on the verge of extinction today and some already extinct in the wild. The International Union for the Conservation of...
A short history of zoology
By: Retha Boswell
People acted as zoologists long before the study of zoology existed as we know it today. Zoology, in a crude form, has existed since people became interested in animals. Animals, such as the dog for example, have evolved along with us. Primitive farmers, shepherds, and...
Surprising talents of members of the animal kingdom
By: Retha Boswell
It is no secret that the animal kingdom is filled with creatures that have amazing skills and abilities. Animals continue to fascinate researchers and many have surprising talents. Most animal talents are actually sophisticated adaptations from centuries of evolution. Hermaphroditism in fish Some fish have...
Animals on the verge of extinction
By: Mari Mckee
It is estimated that between 200 and 2,000 extinctions of wild creatures become extinct every year. What a tragedy that the world is facing the extinction of many more creatures. Wild and exotic creatures are nearing extinction because of poaching, logging and destruction of...
By: Virginia Gaces
Diffusion is defined by Hyperphysics as the process by which molecules intermingle with each other randomly as a result of their kinetic energy. In layman’s terms, it is the movement of particles in solution from a higher concentration to a lower concentration. There are...
The planet's most unexpectedly deadly creatures
By: Retha Boswell
The animal kingdom is filled with dangerous creatures. The obvious ones are the predators - big cats, sharks, crocodilians - but there are other, more inconspicuous deadly animals. They may be small, cute, or otherwise appear completely harmless, but contain unsuspected deadly poisons or tendencies...
By: Jerica Collins
Among the millions of different animal species in the world, there are those that unfortunately are deadly to other living beings, whether it’s in self-defense or methods of getting prey. Some of these killer animals may not be what is expected. Some are the...
Understanding what diatoms are
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Diatoms are microscopic single-celled algae of the class Bacilliariophyta, and are one of the most common types of algae. Most diatoms are single-celled, but others can form colonies of algae. Diatoms secrete silica, the same material that sand is made of, that helps them build...
Surprising talents of members of the animal kingdom
By: Jerica Collins
Earth is full of many amazing things. Among those are the living beings that occupy it. While humans in their own right can be quite talented, animals often sport skills no human can imagine ever being able to have. These abilities that developed over thousands...
Insects and their importance
By: Sylvia Harrison
Some are crawly. Some can fly. Some are ugly. Some are absolutely beautiful. One thing they all have in common: they are insects. They are bugs. They are a nuisance. They are exceedingly plentiful. But, most importantly, many of them are beneficial to the survival...

 

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