Why fireflies glow
By: Merryl Lentz
Fireflies - also known as lightning bugs - may not seem like the brightest bulbs on the planet, but males and females have glowing abdomens that each finds dazzling and irresistible. Not only do fireflies glow to work their apparently considerable charms upon potential mates...
Mexico reports decline in Monarch butterfly population
By: John Atchison
Mother Nature can be a fierce lady, raining down some unthinkable terrors at a moments notice. Whether it is the unrelenting power of a tornado or the awesome fury of a hurricane, nature has a way of tipping the karmic scales. However, not everything it...
Vitamin E and Alzheimer's
By: Joyce Element
Alzheimer's disease can take a huge toll on close family members watching their loved one forget who their family is let alone who they are. According to the Alzheimer's Association, Alzheimer's disease is the number one cause of Dementia. The disease does not only occur...
How evolutionary models fit creationism
By: Timothy Buchanan
Evolution is a theory in search of evidence or for any real "science" to support it. For over 150 years, the proponents of evolution have claimed that the proof of whether evolution occurred on this planet would be contained in the fossil record. The fossil...
Plant profiles: Burdock (Arctium lappa)
By: Rex Trulove
Burdock is a plant that is commonly found in waste places and along roadsides. It is common enough in England, Europe, Asia and North America that it is probable that a majority of people who live in these regions have seen it, even if they...
Understanding convergent evolution
By: Ashe Thurman
Evolution describes change over time. This could be the radical change seen between a single and multi-cellular organism to something as subtle as a change in the shape of a beak or the color of some plumage. Natural selection is the mechanism by which organic...
The history of botany
By: Warlock
According to Encyclopedia Britannica, botany is "the branch of biology that deals with the study of plants, including their structure, properties and biochemical processes. Through botany the agriculture, horticulture and forestry sciences have been established. The goal of agriculture is to increase food production to...
Habitat, range and identification of western toads
By: Rex Trulove
The western toad (Anaxyrus boreas) is a widespread but interesting species. For one thing, instead of croaking like a frog, this animal makes squeaking or chirping sounds, especially if it is handled. It also isn't especially afraid of man, which means that even though it...
The anatomy of a leaf
By: Lavinia T
A leaf is composed of three important components: lamina, petiole, and leaf base. The lamina is also known as leaf blade whereas the petiole is termed as leaf stalk. The leaf base is the component through which the leaf gets attached with the plant’s...
The evolution of sharks
By: Carol Wohlfeil
The shark, notorious ruler of the sea, began its reign nearly 400 million years ago when its evolutionary lineage separated from that of its ancestor, the prehistoric bony fish. Today, more than 300 species of sharks still inhabit the oceans, many of which have existed...

 

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