By: Triana Rathads
Light plays an important part in the development of vegetative and floral growth in most plants, A. thaliana (rape seed plant) is often used as a model plant to show the effects of short and long days on plant development. As day length increases in...
By: Barnabas Stinson
Cellular membranes are mostly composed of lipids, but depending on which part of the body the cell is located, it can also contain a very large amount of protein. Membrane proteins have various functions. The major two, which I will talk about, are transport and...
By: Robert Randle - 364051
The great controversy with stem cell research is the fine line defining what constitutes "life" or even more specifically, when one becomes a "human being". Opponents of funding stem cell research believe destroying embryonic stem cells are the equivalent of murder. There is of course...
Is the Human Race Evolving or Devolving
By: Alida Van Polanen
Is the human race evolving? Is anything in this world evolving?The second law of nature states that everything disintegrates, whether it is a house, a garden, or a human body. Let's look at a house. The foundation is laid, straight walls of cement, or...
By: Liomas Thomas
It means the study of animal behavior. (We'll just guess that maybe not everyone knew that.) The word itself is from Greek, and ology means knowledge, and ethos means custom, or character. To put it simply, ethology studies how and why animals behave. For...
By: Victoria Rose Perkins
In simplistic terms, the life span a dragonfly is not a lengthy one. In layman's terms I have tried to present the researched information about these beautiful insects in a way for all to understand, so that young readers or older readers might enjoy learning...
By: Jonte Rhodes
I am sure most of us have seen jellyfish of some description washed ashore on the beach or even when snorkeling or swimming, but further then that most people don't know a whole lot. The fact is that although they are often synonymous with such...
By: Katherine Elzer-Peters
The short answer is: in the heat! Eggplants love warmth, flourishing in Florida, North Carolina and other hot and swampy southern areas of the United States. Needing a minimum of at least 100 frost-free days to mature, the only way to grow Eggplant in the...
By: Roy C Dudgeon
Yes human beings are a part of nature, just as all living organisms are. The question is important, however, since Western philosophy-from Christianity to the founders of Modern science itself-has tended to assume that we are somehow "outside" of, or "superior" to nature. The implication...
By: Lee Norris
A debate going on in the scientific communities about the benefits of fertilizing the oceans with iron as a way to combat global warming. The theory behind iron fertilization is to remove CO2 gas from the environment by creating phytoplankton blooms. In large sections of...

 

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