By: R.A. Scott
Extinctions happen all the time. They are happening at this very moment. Most of these are caused by a natural source, by that I mean without human intervention. There are some extinctions that are indeed caused by man. One of these extinctions in 1844 was...
By: Jason Hernandez
Why aren't common names enough? A blue jay is a blue jay, right? This might indeed be enough, if a scientist was only studying that one species, or staying in the region where this was the only jay. But now suppose you went traveling, and...
By: Rodney Southern
Being consumed by an African lion is a thought that most of us do not have to consider in our daily lives. For those that share a territory with these top shelf predators, it is a very real consideration. History has shown that given the...
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: 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
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...
By: Sparx
Mosquitoes, hate them or despise them for we all know that no one loves them - they are one of the most annoying pests in North America.With an association to Lyme disease, Encephalitis and life threatening allergies we go to any length to eradicate...
By: Author Name Withheld 119
Scaling. This is why those tiny creatures you see roaming around on the ground are able to carry an object that is three to five times the size that their bodies actually are. Yes, I am talking about ants. Those "bugs" you go to the...
By: Anne StClair
The syrinx is the name given to the vocal organ of birds. The syrinx has a similar function to the vocal cords in the larynx (voicebox) in humans, and is the organ that enables songbirds to sing and talking birds (such as parrots and budgerigars)...
By: Ruth Woodhouse
Koalas have a reputation as passive animals that spend most of their time "vegging out" in gum trees. You can't really imagine a koala running a marathon - though acclaimed children's author, Mem Fox did write a delightful story book about "Koala Lou", a joey...

 

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