Monthly Archives: April 2021
Photo of stem cell differentiation from Wikimedia Commons Every biology student at some point has heard of the term “cell differentiation.” At the most basic level, cell differentiation is how cells become specialized in organisms to perform unique functions. This … Keep Reading
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)Image from Wikimedia Commons Listen to the singing of Humpback Whales
Mascarene Ridged Frog (Ptychadena mascareniensis)Image from Wikimedia Commons
Evolution is a controversial topic in this day in age, due to different beliefs about how us humans have evolved. One example of evolution scientists study are vestigial structures, which are organs, muscles, and cells that serve almost little to … Keep Reading
Great Indian Hornbill (Buceros bicornis)Image from Wikimedia Commons
In the four years between 2007-08 and 2011-12, there was a 56% increase in the diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder among preschoolers. Even more concerning, the National Survey of Children’s Health found that this diagnosis doubled among children 2-5 years … Keep Reading
Eggs, milk, peanuts, wheat, tree nuts, fish, crustacean shellfish, and soy are the eight foods that make up the “big eight” list of food allergens as released by the United States Department of Agriculture. Together these eight foods cause 90% … Keep Reading
West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus)Image from Wikimedia Commons Read more about this species here.
Western Spadefoot (Spea hammondii)Image from Wikimedia Commons Listen to the call of the Western Spadefoot
Vision is a sense that a majority of animals have and seems almost essential in life. We almost take this crucial ability for granted. to How did the ability to see things arise, and what makes this possible?