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  • A look at the diversity of Arizona's Coconino National Forest and some of the wildlife that makes its home there, in the northern part of the state, including the San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff

    Wildlife of the Coconino National Forest

    Wildlife of the Coconino National Forest

    by Deb Kingsbury45

  • The mathematical notion of "nothing" is actually quite enormous. There is more emptiness in the universe than there is physical substance. Follow along with me as I clarify this concept.

    What Is Nothingness in Physics and the Universe?

    What Is Nothingness in Physics and the Universe?

    by Glenn Stok11

  • Birds are among the most beautiful creatures on Earth. They're also some of the weirdest! Check out these crazy-but-true interesting and fun facts about our feathered friends...you'll be amazed!

    Top Ten Interesting and Fun Facts About Birds

    Top Ten Interesting and Fun Facts About Birds

    by Amanda Littlejohn45

  • Learn about dragonflies, what they eat and how they fly as well as the type of habitat in which they live. We'll also explore some of the more popular myths and legends surrounding the dragonfly.

    Dragonfly Facts and Symbolism

    Dragonfly Facts and Symbolism

    by Melissa Flagg OSC51

  • Marmots are large ground squirrels that live in mountainous areas of British Columbia. They are social and very vocal animals that often form colonies. Three species of animals are commonly known as marmots in BC. One of them—the Vancouver Island Marmot—is critically endangered.

    The Marmots of British Columbia: Wildlife in Canada

    The Marmots of British Columbia: Wildlife in Canada

    by Linda Crampton64

  • If you want to identify a mineral, there are some properties of minerals that you need to examine to narrow it down. This is a guide to how scientists identify minerals by their physical properties.

    Physical Properties of Minerals

    Physical Properties of Minerals

    by Melissa Clason0

  • Few people are aware of how black widow spiders contributed to the World War II effort, but they had a significant impact. In fact, a LIFE magazine article published on August 30thof 1943 credited each of several government employed arachnids with spinning between 100 and 180 feet of thread a week.This thread was then used to make cross hairs in the gunsights of U.S. Army instruments of war.

    American Black Widow Spiders Bring Victory in World War I and II

    American Black Widow Spiders Bring Victory in World War I and II

    by Schatzie Speaks29

  • Russia's domesticated silver fox experiment gives genetic clues to the process of animal domestication. Wild foxes from fur farms have been domesticated and made available for the pet trade.

    How the Silver Fox Was Domesticated

    How the Silver Fox Was Domesticated

    by Leah Lefler19

  • The bunya pine produces huge and often very heavy cones. Its large seeds are both edible and tasty. The tree has a strange appearance and some unusual features.

    The Bunya Pine: A Strange and Useful Tree

    The Bunya Pine: A Strange and Useful Tree

    by Linda Crampton104

  • This article looks at ten sandy beaches of extraordinary colour, what they are composed of and how they are formed, with illustrations of all ten

    10 Beaches of Unusual Colour

    10 Beaches of Unusual Colour

    by Greensleeves Hubs16

  • Fishing cats are wild animals that feed primarily on fish and are at ease in water. Unfortunately, their population is in trouble due to habitat destruction.

    The Fishing Cat:  A Threatened Animal of Asia

    The Fishing Cat: A Threatened Animal of Asia

    by Linda Crampton115

  • The triangle is the simplest polygon. This tutorial covers types of triangles, Pythagoras's theorem, cosine rule, sine rule, various ways of calculating the area of a triangle and basic trigonometry

    How to Calculate the Sides and Angles of Triangles

    How to Calculate the Sides and Angles of Triangles

    by Eugene Brennan36

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  • What role does water play in life and what would happen if we were to lose it or it didn't exist? There are already parts of the world where we can see how life would change, if there were no water. This article explores it further.

    Why Water Is Important to Life

    Why Water Is Important to Life

    by watergeek26

  • The black vulture and the turkey vulture are often called "Buzzards." These birds are anything but Buzzards. Buzzards are European birds related to Eagles. Vultures and condors differ from buzzards.

    The Black Vulture and the Turkey Vulture

    The Black Vulture and the Turkey Vulture

    by Wesman Todd Shaw34

  • We experience many Boyle's law applications in real life every day. Most people don't know it, but an example of Boyle's law is responsible for every moment we are alive.

    Boyle's Law Examples in Real Life

    Boyle's Law Examples in Real Life

    by Steven Pearson65

  • What different species of animals can interbreed and how is it possible? From mules to ligers learn all about hybrids in this comprehensive article.

    Facts and Myths About Mammal Hybridization

    Facts and Myths About Mammal Hybridization

    by Theophanes Avery30

  • The Tasmanian devil is an endangered animal whose population is decreasing. The main reason for the decrease is devil facial tumor disease. Immunotherapy may one day be used to treat the condition.

    Tasmanian Devils and Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD)

    Tasmanian Devils and Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD)

    by Linda Crampton27

  • The fate of an American landmark is one of the saddest stories in recent history. The American Chestnut tree was an integral part of the forest landscape when settlers arrived on American shores. However after a airborne virus was introduced, the trees were wiped out by the billions.

    America's Vanished Treasures: The American Chestnut Tree

    America's Vanished Treasures: The American Chestnut Tree

    by Nathan M0

  • Many people struggle to tell these two reptiles apart, but it isn't that difficult when you know what to look for. What is the difference between alligators and crocodiles? Well, there are essentially 8 main ways to tell them apart...

    The 8 Main Differences Between Alligators and Crocodiles

    The 8 Main Differences Between Alligators and Crocodiles

    by Paul Goodman78

  • This article summarizes the threat that asteroids and comets pose to the Earth. A short history of some of the greatest asteroid impacts on Earth is also provided.

    Will an Asteroid Strike Planet Earth?

    Will an Asteroid Strike Planet Earth?

    by Kelley43

  • Cockroaches. They may be icky but they've got a lot of tricks up their hard little sleeves and you might be shocked to know what they're capable of and where they came from. Turn your repulsion to fascination right here with one click. I dare you.

    The Fascinating Truth About the World's Oldest Pests: Cockroaches

    The Fascinating Truth About the World's Oldest Pests: Cockroaches

    by Theophanes Avery26

  • Tomatoes are nutritious fruits (or vegetables) with an interesting history, but they often lack flavor compared to tomatoes of the past. A discovery by scientists should be helpful in creating tastier fruits. Some strategies for obtaining tomatoes with a better taste already exist.

    Tomatoes: Plant Facts, Interesting History, and Fruit Flavor

    Tomatoes: Plant Facts, Interesting History, and Fruit Flavor

    by Linda Crampton48

  • The longhorned tick is native to East Asia and has been introduced to the United States. In some parts of the world, it transmits microbes that cause disease in humans. Its population is increasing in the U.S. It hasn't caused health problems in the country yet but is being monitored carefully.

    The Invasive Longhorned Tick and Its Potential Health Effects

    The Invasive Longhorned Tick and Its Potential Health Effects

    by Linda Crampton32

  • Exciting disciplines that combine biology and math include biostatistics, epidemiology, bioinformatics, mathematical biology, and population ecology. The disciplines offer interesting careers.

    Careers That Combine Biology and Mathematics

    Careers That Combine Biology and Mathematics

    by Linda Crampton42

  • Horsehair worms are long and slender animals that writhe and form shapes resembling knots with their body. They are parasites during part of their life cycle and at one point control the behaviour of their host.

    Parasitic Horsehair Worms: Life Cycle and Effects

    Parasitic Horsehair Worms: Life Cycle and Effects

    by Linda Crampton24

  • Gold has fascinated humans since it was first discovered. It has inspired love, poetry, art and music as well as greed, murder and warfare. Discover about gold with these amazing facts, pics, videos!

    Top Ten Interesting and Fun Facts About Gold

    Top Ten Interesting and Fun Facts About Gold

    by Amanda Littlejohn75

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