By: James W Fairley
Bugs, germs, bacteria, micro-organisms - we think of them as dirty and dangerous, to be avoided, controlled, exterminated. But these are living creatures. They share a lot of DNA with us. They also share our needs for food, shelter and to keep their family line...
By: Jason Hernandez
Conservative author James Dobson, noted for his strong stance against what he calls "the gay rights agenda," once asked, rhetorically, why it is that, with thousands of years of animal domestication, and the great increase in modern times of scientists in the field, and...
By: James W Fairley
The germs we know and hate are those we can grow and see in the laboratory. The germ theory of disease is quite recent. Robert Koch formalized it in the 1880's. Although ideas of contagion (passing disease from one person to another) are very old...
How to become a botanist
By: Effie Moore Salem
Botany is the science of plants. To become a botanist a student must first have an intense desire to learn more about the fascinating world of plants. And when in school a potential botanist will need to take all the botany related courses available. Most...
By: Karen Bledsoe
Looking for a good middle school science fair project, or projects for the classroom? Plants are great for simple experiments that yield great results. Plant experiments take time, but they're inexpensive and take up little space. Give some of these "green" experiments a try:POLLUTION ASSAYDuckweed...
By: Rex Trulove
The lodgepole or jack pine (Pinus contorta) is a wide spread softwood coniferous tree occurring mostly over roughly the western half of the United States and Canada, as well as in some isolated areas where it has been introduced.Lodgepole is one of the fastest...
By: Oscar Lallana
The cost of stem cell researchStem cells are regarded as the most likely therapeutic solution to some of the many diseases that affect human beings, such as degenerative disorders affecting the nervous system and some types of cancer, metabolic disorders, etc. I myself am a...
By: Leonard J Sherrott
It is believed that the koala and the wombat shared a common ancestor over twenty five million years ago when marsupials first evolved. However, unlike its more intelligent herbivorous cousin, this marsupial is a member of a unique group known as folivores. Characterized by their...
By: Jonte Rhodes
Giant squid have been the stuff of myths and legends for thousands of years. Known as the Kraken by the Norse mythologies, the giant squid has been reported as far back as the 1200s. The first scientific studies began to be made in the late...
By: Jonte Rhodes
Mosquitoes are one of the most ancient insect species on the planet today, and they have changed very little since those prehistoric times. They are also however responsible for countless deaths in humans because they spread a myriad of different diseases. What a lot of...

 

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