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  • There are supposedly dozens if not hundreds of poisonous herbs that grow around the world. Doctors and pharmaceutical companies warn us about these herbs..yet some of these herbs are used in our meds.

    4 "Poisonous" Herbs Used in Western Medicine

    4 "Poisonous" Herbs Used in Western Medicine

    by Nicole Canfield19

  • Don't let mind readers and magicians mess with your mind with number tricks. Learn their secrets and beat them at their own game.

    It's Not Magic, It's Mathematics

    It's Not Magic, It's Mathematics

    by George Dimitriadis1

  • The great horned owl is an avian apex predator. Possibly this bird is the finest predator to have ever lived.

    The Great Horned Owl

    The Great Horned Owl

    by Wesman Todd Shaw24

  • 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 Crampton100

  • Science has proven that redheads are physically unique among all other people. Find out why, historically, some people thought they were evil, while others thought they held magical powers.

    How Are Redheads Unique and Different?

    How Are Redheads Unique and Different?

    by C E Clark167

  • The first of four basic guides to the night sky, and what can be seen with the naked eye or binoculars. This page identifies the many kinds of objects you can see when you look up at the night sky

    Astronomy—A Beginner's Guide to the Night Sky

    Astronomy—A Beginner's Guide to the Night Sky

    by Greensleeves Hubs32

  • 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

  • Parasites are everywhere. They live on your skin, in your hair and even inside you! Some are harmless, many are necessary for health, and a few are DEADLY. Let's find out more about crazy PARASITES...

    Top Ten Interesting and Fun Facts About Parasites

    Top Ten Interesting and Fun Facts About Parasites

    by Amanda Littlejohn25

  • This is a basic guide to what you can see on the surface on the Moon - there is as much that can be seen on the Moon with a pair of binoculars, than in the whole of the rest of the sky put together.

    Astronomy - A Beginner's Guide to the Moon

    Astronomy - A Beginner's Guide to the Moon

    by Greensleeves Hubs15

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  • Marine compounds that were once known to be toxic to humans have now become life-saving drugs. Many of these are used either as anticancer drugs or to relieve pain in cancer.

    Anticancer Drugs From Marine Sources

    Anticancer Drugs From Marine Sources

    by Sherry Haynes0

  • 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 Crampton37

  • For some duckweed is a menace, for others it's a Godsend. Here in Brazil, we have built duckweed ponds and are encouraging it to grow to use as an animal feed . This is just one of its many uses.

    The Benefits of Growing Duckweed

    The Benefits of Growing Duckweed

    by Mary Wickison81

  • Honey bees are very smart despite having tiny brains. They can learn; they have good memories, and they can communicate using a unique symbolic language.

    How Smart Are Honey Bees?

    How Smart Are Honey Bees?

    by Catherine Giordano27

  • From their host-finding antics to their survival skills, ticks are amazing creatures. In some ways, they're practically superheroes of the insect world (evil superheroes, that is) with a thirst for adventure and some, well ... pretty incredible super-tick powers.

    Five Freaky Facts About Ticks

    Five Freaky Facts About Ticks

    by Jill Spencer19

  • 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 5 main ways to tell them apart...

    The 5 Main Differences Between Alligators and Crocodiles

    The 5 Main Differences Between Alligators and Crocodiles

    by Paul Goodman50

  • Michael Faraday, the son of an 18th Century blacksmith, became one of the greatest scientists of his age. One of his discoveries transformed the world and changed the way we live forever.

    Michael Faraday for Kids

    Michael Faraday for Kids

    by Amanda Littlejohn57

  • In this article, I list and give essential facts on the 6 most dangerous snakes in Florida, all of which are venomous and can deliver potentially fatal snakebites. My list includes the Southern Copperhead, Eastern Diamondback, and the Cottonmouth.

    6 Most Dangerous Snakes in Florida

    6 Most Dangerous Snakes in Florida

    by Paul Goodman16

  • Horse chestnut trees are beautiful ornamental plants. They produce a nut-like seed called a conker that is used to play a traditional game known as conkers.

    The Horse Chestnut Tree and Conkers

    The Horse Chestnut Tree and Conkers

    by Linda Crampton36

  • Exploring the phenomenon of people thinking animals are "sad" in zoos because of the expression on their faces. Can you read an animal's mind by looking at it?

    The Sad Animals in Zoos Myth

    The Sad Animals in Zoos Myth

    by Melissa A Smith80

  • Do you ever wonder how Magic Squares are created? Well, stop worrying. I'll show you how to construct them using just a few easy to follow rules.

    How to create magic squares

    How to create magic squares

    by George Dimitriadis0

  • 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 watergeek20

  • Moray eels and wolf eels have elongated bodies and live on the ocean bottom. They have each developed some very interesting and unusual body features and behaviours.

    Moray and Wolf Eels: Interesting Fish Facts

    Moray and Wolf Eels: Interesting Fish Facts

    by Linda Crampton26

  • Spiders both fascinate and frighten people. Check out these weird, amazing, interesting and fun facts about spiders taken from science, history, literature and mythology with cool photos and videos.

    Top Ten Interesting and Fun Facts About Spiders

    Top Ten Interesting and Fun Facts About Spiders

    by Amanda Littlejohn33

  • The dragon blood tree of Socotra Island has an unusual appearance. It secretes a red resin known as dragon's blood when its bark is injured. The resin is used in many ways.

    The Strange Dragon Blood Tree of Socotra Island

    The Strange Dragon Blood Tree of Socotra Island

    by Linda Crampton50

  • Puffins are most people’s favourite sea bird, and Scotland has plenty of great places to view them. Whether you are a visitor or native to Scotland, this article shows you where to go. And it’s filled with cute photos!

    Where to Find Puffins in Scotland

    Where to Find Puffins in Scotland

    by Yvonne Spence65

  • This is the third page in a series of guides for anyone who wants to learn a little more about our night sky. This page looks at those most numerous of all objects visible in the night sky - the stars

    Astronomy—A Beginner's Guide to the Stars

    Astronomy—A Beginner's Guide to the Stars

    by Greensleeves Hubs10

  • The lion is a multi-cultural symbol of power and strength. But how much do we really know about them? Among the things we know well about them, is their hunting ability. This Hub explores the hunting behaviour of the lion in-depth...

    How Do Lions Hunt?

    How Do Lions Hunt?

    by James Kenny37

  • The banana spider is famous for its beautiful web, which appears to be golden when it shines in the sun. The spider's venom is of the same type as that of a black widow, but much weaker.

    Facts About Banana or Golden Orb Spiders

    Facts About Banana or Golden Orb Spiders

    by Paul Goodman50

  • 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

  • A hydrate is a compound that absorbs water molecules and incorporates them into its structure. Inorganic, organic, and gas hydrates exist. The latter may become an important energy source.

    What Is a Hydrate (Chemistry)?

    What Is a Hydrate (Chemistry)?

    by Linda Crampton29

  • Learn some facts about common songbirds of Pennsylvania and view pictures to help you identify and attract the birds in your backyard.

    15 Common Songbirds of Pennsylvania

    15 Common Songbirds of Pennsylvania

    by Eric Dockett24

  • Learn some facts about the American Robin and its migration and behaviors, plus view pictures of this early bird of spring.

    American Robin Facts and Pictures

    American Robin Facts and Pictures

    by Eric Dockett2

  • Destruction of our environment is the biggest contribution that we make to the extinction of many species in the forest. It is estimated that approximately half the number of world’s animals live in the rain forests. Due to the rapid disappearance of rain forests many animals living in them are now endangered. Every plant and animal needs an ideal environment where they can survive. No life can exist without proper and sufficient source of food, water and shelter. There should be a balance betwe

    Endangered Animals in the Rainforest

    Endangered Animals in the Rainforest

    by livingsta143

  • 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

  • Top predators, such as sharks, are vital to the health of all ecosystems, but they are being hunted and killed close to extinction.

    Sharks Are Not That Dangerous

    Sharks Are Not That Dangerous

    by Rupert Taylor3

  • Sustainability, conservation and "going green" support has continued to increase over the past years. Is it enough to save this planet from what seems like inevitable catastrophes?

    Today's Top 5 Environmental Concerns

    Today's Top 5 Environmental Concerns

    by Alyssa S.13

  • Students have an excellent chance of doing well on a physics exam if they work efficiently throughout the physics course and follow some tips for writing exams.

    How to Pass a High School Physics Exam

    How to Pass a High School Physics Exam

    by Linda Crampton24

  • Why is the sky at night dark if stars are everywhere? Read on to find out the surprising answer!

    What Is Obler's Paradox?

    What Is Obler's Paradox?

    by Leonard Kelley3

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