Explaining the taxonomic classification system
By: Siddharth Ramshankar
Taxonomy is the study and practice of classification. The method relies on categories that start broad and divide the group with further smaller groups, until a single object is in its own group. For example, a couch is a specific piece of furniture, while a...
Why marsupials are confined to Australia and South America
By: Karen Ellis
Marsupials, commonly known as pouch animals, have a slow metabolism which works well within the warm climates of Australia and South America. Some scientists believe this is the reasoning behind their living location. Of course, there are other locations on earth with warm climates where...
By: Veronica Bright
Studying the habits of bees, it seems, is hard work! Since scientists have found it extremely difficult to follow the bees, learning it's homing ability has been a reach until recently. According to the New York Times, scientists have found a way to outfit honey...
By: Catie
Animal social groups are as varied as the animals on our planet. While I do not consider myself capable of understanding the inner workings of an animal social group, I have been a privileged observer to one particular group for the last 14 years.As...
Explaining the taxonomic classification system
By: Effie Moore Salem
Taxonomic classification is the sorting out and the classifying of organisms. The world is full of these living things and it is necessary to group them according to their own kind. These classifications start from the largest down to the smallest. In other words...
The reason why only female mosquitoes suck blood
By: Karen Ellis
The mosquito is a species that has changed very little since primitive times. It's true that only female mosquitoes suck blood, but it is not their main food. Nectar from flowers is the main diet of this insect. Females suck blood only to provide the...
By: Laureen Manera
"Tyger Tyger burning brightIn the forests of the night..."So begins a well-known poem about one of nature's most beautiful animals. The tiger (Panthera tigris) is easily recognizable by its striking fiery coat of orange, decorated with thin black stripes. Although similar in size and...
The reason why only female mosquitoes suck blood
By: CeeGunn
The reason female mosquitoes need blood is to produce fertile eggs. A adult mosquito's life span lasts approximately two weeks. After the female mosquito has mated with the male, she goes in search of a blood meal. Female mosquitoes will drink the blood from almost...
Honey bees and homing senses
By: Karen Ellis
Many animals and insects have built-in compasses, honey bees are one of them. Magnetism or propioception is the term used to describe the use of tiny receptors in the honey bees neck. Besides helping him to find his way home, he uses these receptors to...
A look at animal social groups
By: Siddharth Ramshankar
Some of the most interesting material that animal behaviorists study is the interaction between members of the same species. The study of social grouping is an important task of any behaviorist. They must understand the reasons why a creature might fight to ensure the safety...

 

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