By: Lee Templar
Every living organism on Earth has a scientific name. These don't just exist to give scientists long words in order to look clever, but have an important role in understanding the living world around us.Not only do these names supply an internationally consistent name...
How mammals hibernate
By: Siddharth Ramshankar
Hibernation is defined as a state of inactivity and lowered metabolism. Many mammals in temperate regions hibernate due to the fluctuations of the seasons. During a region's winter, many animals may hibernate to conserve their energy, and may go on for days, weeks, or months...
Biological success: Examples from the animal kingdom
By: Effie Moore Salem
Environmental changes make a difference with humans as well as with animals. Both were meant to be biological successes and they would be if their natural habitats remained undisturbed. But time changes everything and some animals adapt more easily than others. Every need that they...
How ethology might help us
By: Adewale Olowode
Science has gone very far,but not too far,in helping mankind to understand better the world around us.In actual fact,one need to imagine what life,especially nowadays,would be if science is removed from our knowledge.And with scientific attitude,it became...
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
The Giant Panda is probably the most recognized of all the endangered animals. The giant panda has the typical body shape of the bear. It has black fur on ears, eye patches, muzzle legs and shoulders. Typically the coloring of any animal has to do...
By: Michael Totten
The unexplained die-off of honey bees in recent years is reaching epidemic proportions, creating a crisis in conventional fertilization management. Since Colony Collapse Disorder is drastically reducing the numbers of bees in each hive, but without apparently leaving behind bodies, a recent direction of research...
Biological success: Examples from the animal kingdom
By: Jennifer Allsbrook
Biological success, as measured in terms of Darwinian fitness, refers to the ability of an organism to survive and reproduce successfully. Differential reproductive success is the key to a species' evolution over time. Individuals with the most favorable traits in a particular environment will be...
By: Michael Totten
Taxonomy is the science of classifying species by assigning each species a degree of relatedness to other species. In general, the more alike one species to another, the closer together those two species will be classified. At its broadest, redwood sequoias and sunflowers and kelp...
By: Michael Totten
Blood is not a primary component of a mosquito's diet. In fact, almost the entire diet of male and female mosquitoes alike consists of nectar, a fact which many plants take advantage of in order to cross-pollinate. The male mosquito doesn't even have a proboscis...
By: Carol H. Morgan
The main thing that there is to know about language acquisition among gorillas is that there really isn't any to speak of. Language seems to be one of the skills that we as humans gain access to from their enormously swolen cerebral cortex, and other...

 

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