British scientist claims to have found alien life in Earth's atmosphere
By: Leigh Goessl
A group of scientists in Britain have claimed to have found tiny organisms in the Earth's atmosphere that came from outer space. The team, from University of Sheffield and Buckingham University, described the find in the clouds as potentially being "revolutionary" and might possibly "completely...
New legless lizard species found in California
By: Leigh Goessl
Scientists in California have made an interesting discovery near a runway at the Los Angeles International Airport. Within the El Segundo Dunes end of one of the runways, the researchers found legless lizards. The species was previously unknown. The two scientists had been searching for...
The differences between grasshoppers and locusts
By: Susan Smalls
Locusts are a type of grasshopper, so the two insects share many characteristics. They both have large compound eyes, antennae, mouths with strong mandibles and elongated hind legs for jumping. Scientifically, there is no taxonomical difference between the two insects; the main difference lies in...
A brief look at nocturnal insects
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Some nocturnal insects include moths, fireflies, mosquitoes, crickets, grasshoppers and katydids. These insects lay eggs, and usually few people like them. Some of them like mosquitoes can cause health problems. Fireflies are fun insects that children will like to find. Crickets fill the world with...
By: Alianess Benny Njuguna
Earthworms are invertebrates. They do not have backbones such as reptiles, mammals, birds, fish and amphibians. Insects, spiders, jellyfish and millipedes are examples of invertebrates. Earthworms belong to a group of animals called Annelids. Annelids are segmented worms or worms with little rings. The segments...
A look at some technologies designed to prevent shark attacks
By: Matthew Flax
With the ability to track electromagnetic signals, and a sense of smell that can detect a drop of blood in the water from up to 0.4 kilometers away, the shark is nothing less then the perfect hunter. It is built to search and destroy...
The differences between grasshoppers and locusts
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
The differences between grasshoppers and locusts are subtle differences. The difference occurs every fifteen or twenty years when the area where they live experiences heavy rain. The heavy rain causes millions of eggs to hatch. This changes the balance of their ecosystem. Scientists have learned...

 

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