New bird species discovered in Cambodia
By: Leigh Goessl
A new bird species has been found in Cambodia. Unlike other previously unknown species that are generally found in remote areas of the globe, this newly found bird was found right in the outskirts of the country's capital city, Phnom Penh. Of all places, the...
By: Patricia Jankowski
The danainae, or milkweed, butterfly is a subfamily of the family Nymphalidae (brush-footed butterflies). This butterfly is also known more popularly as the monarch butterfly as it is considered the "king" of butterflies and the most beautiful. It is referred to as the “milkweed&rdquo...
By: Rhayna Kramer
Genetic mutation is a subject of much speculation and controversy, as new discoveries are frequently being made. In particular, mutations in animals have been discredited by those whose school of thought is that mutations are not spontaneous, but induced in labs, hazardous to the victimized...
By: Prabhu Peiris
The field of medicine has improved greatly with the recent advancement of science and technology. Diseases that were thought to be incurable are now cured with these new discoveries. Gene therapy and nanotechnology are two of the latest technologies that are constantly under development. Gene...
An introduction to gene therapy
By: Mackenzie Cameron
Over about the past 25 years, scientists have been experimenting with a technique called gene therapy. Gene therapy is a new way that – when applied correctly – would treat and prevent disease. It is possible that in the future, using this new technique, doctors...
By: James Kenny
It is easy to think of camels and their close relatives as highly specialised animals that can only exist in the most extreme environments, but the camels that survive in the modern world are mere remnants of a formerly widespread and diverse group. They first...
Underwater infrared video shows lobsters eating other lobsters
By: Leigh Goessl
In what is described in the media as a first-of-its-kind study, a marine biology student at the University of Maine has captured footage of lobsters eating other lobsters in the wild. While this type of crustacean cannibalism has been seen before, usually it was observed...
By: D. Vogt
Artificial photosynthesis refers to artificial chemical processes which are intended to synthesize the photosynthesis process which plants use to produce oxygen and nutrients from carbon dioxide, sunlight and water. To date researches have yet to develop many energy-efficient artificial photosynthesis mechanisms for practical applications, but...
Scientists grow new teeth from human urine
By: John Atchison
Science is a world of never-ending wonder. Each day, scientists are making fascinating inroads into fighting diseases. They are also discovering new techniques which, when put into place, will make certain processes more efficient. The mind can wander in so many directions, thinking about what...
Basic mosquito anatomy
By: Sharon Agun
Tomes have been written about mosquito morphology and taxonomy. Because of their economic importance, there is probably more known about the mosquito than any insect other than the giant silkworm, the honeybee and, thanks to E.O Wilson, ants. Mosquitoes are insects. Generally speaking, insects...

 

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