By: Christyl Rivers
Evolution is key to all biology. When Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace laid out their thesis on how organisms came to be, and changed over time, it opened a window to clear understanding of not just life itself, but other systems, as well. Even...
Why a Zombie Apocalypse is not possible
By: Emily Keeling
I really get rather disgusted with this Zombie Apocalypse meme. It is so commonplace now that it is practically an invasion unto itself. Even the Canadian government has found itself affected by the joke, as Parliament member Pat Martin recently chaffed during an actual Parliament...
Extremophiles: Living organisms in extreme conditions
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Extremophiles, from the Greek extremus “extreme” and philia “loving,” are organisms that thrive under conditions that are considered detrimental for most known organisms. These organisms can live in habitats where no other organisms can, and are capable of tolerating a wide range...
Japanese 'tsunami fish' found alive in boat on U.S. west coast
By: Christine Zibas
There are fish tales, and then there are tsunami fish tales. In a Japanese fishing boat recently found along the coast of Washington state arrived some most unusual visitors: five living beakfish (native to the warmer waters of Asia). These fish, as well as other...
A short history of zoology
By: Chrystina Trulove-Reyes
Zoology is the study of the animals and habitats within the animal kingdom. The study of zoology is important to understand the balance of nature. Through zoology we learn what animals eat, where they sleep, and even life cycle patterns that reveal more about ourselves...
The planet's most unexpectedly deadly creatures
By: Chrystina Trulove-Reyes
Most people in the United States have some form of pet. Be it a fish, snake, cat, dog, or bird, people love animals. They draw us, as the cliche goes, "like moths to a flame." They can be cute and cuddly or gross and...
Surprising talents of members of the animal kingdom
By: Chrystina Trulove-Reyes
What do you think when you think of Morse code? What about singing? In both cases, humans will probably come to mind in the form of a favorite singer or band, or in the case of Morse code, you may just roll your eyes. But...
Why evolution is a core theme of biology
By: Chris Wiegard
Humans have studied living things throughout history. For most of this time, our study was simply an effort to identify species and behaviors that would support human survival- either in terms of hunting, agriculture or predator avoidance. But over the past 500 years, human use...
Marine invertebrate facts: Giant tube worms
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The giant tube worm (Riftia pachyptila) of the phylum Annelida is a marine invertebrate living over one mile deep on the ocean floor. The giant tube worm is usually found living on sea floor near volcanic vents known as hydrothermal vents. The giant tube worm...
By: Mari Mckee
Zoology, the study of animals (all organisms), has been around since ancient man mimicked animals’ actions and became meat eaters. Ancient humans mimicked animal sounds which was the beginning of human vocal communication. Ancient human mothers watched monkeys chew up food and then transfer it...

 

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