By: Darian Peters
The Nile crocodile, Crocodylus niloticus, is the second largest of the four crocodile species found in Africa. It inhabits much of Africa south of the Sahara and is also found in Madagascar. Although no longer considered to be an endangered species the territories of the...
By: Marijane Suttor
Although most people have watched cartoons with the rascally rabbit, Bugs Bunny, and have read the story of Peter Cottontail, we probably haven't spent much time considering if they are rabbits, hares or even pikas. Society tends to lump all of the the members of...
By: Kallie Szczepanski
"Dangerous ocean reef predators." This phrase conjures up torpedo-shaped gray bodies, sharp dorsal fins, and even sharper teeth. Yet sharks are not the most dangerous animals on the reef, for humans. Most reef sharks aren't very aggressive, although they can cause injuries if they...
By: Jane Allyson
A perfect picture of how a meerkat lives, feeds and behaves can be found by watching the series; "Meerkat Manor", a British made television show produced By Oxford Scientific films for Animal Planet International.It very cleverly brings you right down to the eye level...
By: Sandra Petersen
Shh! Don't tell anybody, but that frog your son just picked up from the edge of the pond has led a double life. Frogs and their similar cousins, the toads, are the largest group of the animal class Amphibia. They share some unique characteristics with...
By: Kallie Szczepanski
Male Asian elephants have tusks; females don't. Peahens are drab and brown, while the male peacocks are a riot of iridescent color. Male bighorn sheep run into one another headfirst at full speed; ewes don't behave that way. What is going on here? "Sexual dimorphism"...
By: R. Renee Bembry
Colors galore is what one finds while viewing beautiful coral reef scenes. This beauty, however, can be deceiving as far as what reef animals have outer beauty and which ones are really beautiful no matter how they look. The fact is beautiful ocean animal coloring...
By: Ogo A. Bellard
In 1998 James Thomson produced the world's first human stem cell line, which is a single stem cell that is manipulated to divide into new stem cell clones producing a stem cell line. Whilst this opened up a whole new very promising area in genetic...
By: David R. Chase
Biotechnologists are in great demand as the market for research and development of eco-friendly practices heats up. What exactly is biotechnology, and could it be right for you? WHAT IS BIOTECHNOLOGY? Biotechnology is, simply put, the use of living organisms (or their products) to improve...
Is the Human Race Evolving or Devolving
By: Richard Heath
A common misconception, even amongst scientists who should know better, is that evolution has direction. Biologists often speak of "higher" and "lower" organisms, as if some creatures are better than others. A biologist speaks this way, to differentiate between unicellular (or lower) eukaryotes such as...

 

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