Is the loss of hearing in mice correlated to the loss of hearing in humans?
By: Nick Somoski
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have identified a gene that is required for proper development of the inner ear of mice. Researchers first hypothesized that the fibroblast growth factors sensory (FGF20) had a direct correlation to the loss of hearing in mice. They...
Surprising facts about aphids
By: Samuel Kiranga
Aphids are a tiny family of insects with a body length that ranges between one millimeter and one centimeter. Despite their size, aphids are recognized widely as lethal and highly destructive pests. They feed on plants and not only do they steal vital nutrients from...
Surprising facts about aphids
By: Rex Trulove
Most gardeners probably know what aphids are. There are a lot of other people who do as well. Yet, they may not know some of the surprising facts about this insect that both astound and confound people. Aphid species There are far more species of...
Why barn owls are such great nocturnal hunters
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Barn owls are easily recognized by their heart shaped face, long legs and close set eyes. Most barn owls have a wing span of 3 ½ feet. Everything about the barn owl is geared toward being a nocturnal hunter. Mother Nature has a way of...
By: Ibrahim Mabwa
The fish, green tiger piranha, is a member of the Characide, or Characin family, and more specifically to a sub - family called the Serrasalmidae (Serra means 'saw', while salmus means 'salmon'). Their biological name Serrasalmidae is based on the fact that all members of...
By: Mac Pike
The Ring-tailed cat, or Bassariscus Astutus as it is known to zoologists, is a denizen of the American Southwest, much of California and most of Mexico including the entire Baja peninsula. Although called a ring-tailed cat, Civet cat and Miners cat, it is not a...
By: Ibrahim Mabwa
Rain forests are generally found between the tropics of Capricorn and Cancer, mainly along the equator. Most South American countries, African countries and parts of the Asian continent are commonly referred as tropical countries. The tropical climate is generally characterized by its year round warm...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
For modern science, one of the main challenges in relation to biology and biodiversity is the preservation of species, which are at an imminent threat of becoming extinct. According to an article published in the abc news, around 40,000 species become extinct every year...
By: Loredana Ghitescu
Contrary to popular belief, being deaf does not always entail a dramatic drop in living standards. The pretty normal lives many deaf animals lead stand as living proof ofhow heightened survival instincts and well-channeled intrinsic attributes can offset hearing loss. Hearing loss in animals is...
By: Sun Meilan
If you’ve wondered where honeybees have disappeared to during the last few years, or have noticed a number of them lying dead when going out for a walk, scientists now believe they have found the answer – the bees are being poisoned by insecticides...

 

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