Monthly Archives: March 2017
African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana)Image from Wikimedia Commons The African Bush Elephant is the largest and heaviest land animal on earth, weighing up to 10.4 tonnes and reaching heights of 3.96 metres. They are probably the most iconic land mammal … Keep Reading
Image from Wikimedia Commons The lamprey is a unique organism for multiple reasons. For one it has a slimy, eel-like body, however instead of a skeleton made from bone, it is made from cartilage. Having no jaw, the vertebrae are … Keep Reading
Throughout history, many wondered the age of the Earth. Luckily over time scientist were able to develop methods of determining the age of the organic and inorganic materials. Using three primary dating methods that are Radiation Measuring, Stratigraphic Superposition, and … Keep Reading
From camouflaging caterpillars to stinky skunks, there are many ways that creatures protect themselves from predators. Not all defense mechanisms, though, are common. These are some animals that have interesting and unique abilities that help them survive.
As of March 27, 2014, scientists had successfully engineered a synthetic yeast chromosome. They set out to synthesize an entire yeasts genome, and say that it could actually be done in the next five years.
According to studies conducted at the Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, using marijuana raises the risk of stroke and heart failure. In the process of legalization for medical and/or recreational use in over half of U.S. states, Aditi Kalla and … Keep Reading
If withering and dying ecosystems is not enough for you to care about doing your part to cut your carbon footprint and reduce the effects of global warming, your emptying pocketbook should be. Unfortunately, American consumers are responsible for approximately … Keep Reading