By: Ron Kruger
I'll have to admit: people can act pretty strangely in single's bars and other places where reproductive urges overrule good sense. But that's nothing compared to a buck deer. In the first place, he has the strange habit of growing bones on the top of...
By: Peter Messerschmidt
Penguins live in the freezing climate of the Antarctic.At least that's what most people believe, whether they are getting their information from biology textbooks or the animated movie "Happy Feet." However, the image of penguins living ONLY in icy climates isn't actually 100%...
By: Anne StClair
What are mosquitoes good for? That depends on what kind of critter is answering the question! Ask my goldfish and they would say that without the mosquito larvae I give them as treats, their lives would be dull and lifeless. Ask many freshwater fish living...
By: Sheara Camacho
Why do animals camouflage themselves?Well there are a few answers to this and all of them have to do with evolution.An animal that has the capability of slightly or intensively it's colors don't usually only use it for camouflage but for other reasons...
By: Wayne Ramsey
Throughout thousands of years of evolution, animals have evolved a variety of different methods of protection that suit their local environments. Some of these animals have resorted to using foul smells, which are obnoxious to predators, ultimately driving them away. Some produce horrible tastes, which...
By: Linda Ann Nickerson
MOSQUITOES FROM A TO ZWhat are mosquitoes good for?ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Of course, the 3,000-plus species of mosquitoes possess a place in the ecocycle, but it is difficult to imagine the benefits of these winged wonders. Of course, without them, what would bats, birds...
By: Algy Moncrieff
Once upon a time, members of the British army wore bright red tunics, with two white sashes across them. And people wondered why they all got shot. Nowadays camouflage has evolved to the point that a team of Gurkhas can lie hidden as an enemy...
By: Alison Moss
It is a very popular but incorrect thought that a cow has 4 stomachs. To be precise a cow does not actually have four stomachs but in fact has one stomach but that has four stomach chambers. Each chamber has a different but an important...
By: S.D. Bills
This week I was forwarded a clip from a TLC show.A woman came home from a trip to Costa Rica with a bump on her scalp. It was progressively getting bigger and by time she went in to a doctor, the bump was becoming...
By: Rachelle de Bretagne
THE SNOW LEOPARD AND IT'S TAILThere are many stories and myths about the snow leopard and how it survives in the cold and isolated conditions in it's Central Asian mountain habitat. The snow leopard is an endangered species though the use of it's tail has...

 

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