By: Justin Cook
"A Study of the Southern Pine Beetle" The Southern Pine Beetle (SPB), Dendroctonus frontalis Zimmerman, is the number one killer of pine trees in the South. Across the South, from Virginia, south to Florida, and west to Texas, pine trees are numerous and in...
By: C. Hayes
Counting sheep is a collection of short stories that all loosely share one general theme, Desert Bighorn Sheep. Most of these stories are set in Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge during the annual sheep count. Despite these restrictions, the contributing authors had no apparent difficulty funneling...
By: Kimberley A. Willis
A zoonotic disease is a disease that can be passed from animal to human. It includes parasitic diseases, viruses and bacterial diseases. Some of the world's deadliest diseases are zoonotic diseases. West Nile Virus, the bird flu, and mad cow disease are some zoonotic diseases...
By: Kohl Linsberg
Parthenogenesis, or asexual reproduction, is the act of reproduction without using more than one source of genetic material. The natural world has many examples of parthenogenic species and relatively few that only reproduce sexually. The only known species that do not practice parthenogenesis occasionally, to...
By: Allen Greer
A recent exhibit in a Norway zoo displayed "homosexual animals" and promoted the display as proof that homosexuality is completely natural. Geir Soeli, the project leader of the exhibition, told Reuters, "Homosexuality has been observed for more than 1,500 animal species, and is well...
What is forensic entomology?
By: Penny Ann Worthington
The Secret Life of Insects Blood splatter patterns, DNA profiling, bite marks, and ballistics. Each of these has played an important part of forensic criminology within the past few years. One forgotten aspect of forensics is forensic entomology (American Board of Forensic Entomology 2004). Forensic...
By: A.J. Carron
Rods are recently discovered "creatures" that are said to zip through the air so fast that they appear to the naked eye only as brief flashes of light.Their existence was first revealed by a Crypto Zoologist who studied the flashes on slow-motion film (digital...
By: Algy Moncrieff
Grass is tough stuff. A plant cell (like those making up grass) has a cell wall, which is not present in animal cells, and this makes plants pretty tough and hard to digest. To be more specific, the cell walls are made up of cellulose...
By: Chidiebere Dimkpa
We know from our studies that evolution is the pattern that nature uses to ensure final and ultimate perfection of her forms. It is an attribute of all living things to modify themselves continually over time to better inhabit their environment.The environment causes slight...
By: Jon Eccles
Camouflage, like any other animal trait, is built up slowly by natural selection.People looking to disagree with this often point to a stick insect, for instance, and ask "what's the point of looking one per cent like a stick?" This is easy to...

 

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