Monthly Archives: November 2020
Clouded Leopard (Neofelis nebulosa)Image from Wikimedia Commons The clouded leopard is found in the Himalayan foothills of mainland Southeast Asia. Since 2008, it has been classified on the IUCN Red List as “Vulnerable.” The total population size of clouded leopards … Keep Reading
One of the most remarkable properties of the human brain is its plasticity, or its ability to adapt and repair itself from damage caused by disease or trauma. However, as humans age, the brain’s capacity for self-repair deteriorates. Some of … Keep Reading
High diets and total weight loss plan replacements are getting more and more popular for weight reduction however, further research is wanted to explain their impact on the mechanisms involved in weight regulation. Compared to the standard North American dietary … Keep Reading
Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)Image from Wikimedia Commons Read more about the life and times of the turkey here.
Life as we know it has been dramatically altered within the course of the last eight months of 2020. From the first case of the corona virus in the United States on January 20th, to 1.3 million deaths worldwide, one … Keep Reading
To begin with, enzymes are proteins that act as biological catalysts. Enzymes are found within a cell and they create chemical reactions within the body. Catalysts are substances that increase the rate of chemical reactions without undergoing a permanent chemical … Keep Reading
Drawing of Callobatrachus (Callobatrachus sanyanensis)Image from Wikimedia Commons This extinct species is important because, according to the scientists who discovered this fossil specimen, Callobatrachus “is a linkage between aquatic and terrestrial life forms, representing a great success in evolution.”