By: Jody Barnes
Just as arctic foxes and tropical tree frogs are adapted to their specific environments, plants have adapted to succeed in their biomes as well. Certain plants have very obvious adaptations, such as cacti that store water and use spines to protect themselves from the harsh...
By: Triana Rathads
Proteins are composed of amino acids (20 different types) joined by peptide bonds, forming polypeptide chains. Proteins are essential elements in the make up of cells, used as signals, for structure, as hormones, and enzymes are made up of proteins, which carry out metabolic pathways...
By: Mark Mihalko
Cryptozoology: An IntroductionMany people have differing views of Cryptozoology; in fact, many of these same people don't realize exactly how important it is. While there are many scientists dedicated to the science that is Cryptozoology, there are just as many who bring shame to the...
Is the Human Race Evolving or Devolving
By: John Toscano
The question is not so much one of whether humans are still evolving, but we should rather be asking ourselves, "In what direction is human evolution now heading?" What are the selective pressures acting on contemporary human populations, how do they differ from those...
By: G. Lee
Stem cells are normally harvested from embryos but over recent years, medical breakthrough has allowed the discovery of stem cells from organs and tissues in adults. As a result, there has been an increase in tremendous support for adult stem cell technology due to reasons...
Book reviews: In Search of Memory, by Eric R. Kendal
By: Magda DH
When I went to study psychology, I was motivated by an unspecified but strong desire to learn how the human mind works: how reality is transformed into our perception of it, how we form judgements, attachments and beliefs, how we love and hate, how we...
Book reviews: Your Inner Fish, A Journey into the 3.5 Billion-Year History of the Human Body, by Neil Shubin
By: Magda DH
Every living thing on the planet had parents.This is a law of biology so fundamental that it's usually taken for granted, but it holds the key to the phenomenon known as descent with modifications, which is the mechanism of evolution. This process leaves signatures...
By: C M Hegberg
Outside is the summer night is getting dark. What are those twinkles in the yard? They are fireflies. With their twinkles, they communicate to one another. The males zigzag in their flight. The females wait on the grass or a plant and watch for a...
By: Triana Rathads
DNA transcription is a method used by our cells to create templates from our naked DNA called mRNA, which is then translated into proteins to be used in our bodies. Different proteins are coded for by different genes, these genes are regulated through upstream cis-acting...
Is the Human Race Evolving or Devolving
By: Jacob Cohen-Donnelly
On a strict biological standpoint, we, as a species, are evolving tremendously. That is not to say that there are not faults to our evolution, but overall, we are evolving and ever changing. To understand how, though, one must first understand exactly what the word...

 

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