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  • 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

  • With billions of galaxies in the universe that may have the potential for Earth-like planets in their solar systems, the chance of intelligent life elsewhere must exist. But there are reasons why we may never find it.

    Why Intelligent Life in the Universe May Never Be Found

    Why Intelligent Life in the Universe May Never Be Found

    by Glenn Stok20

  • 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

  • The Spix's macaw is endemic to Brazil but has been declared extinct in the wild. It still exists in captivity. Captive birds may be released into the wild, but it's unknown whether this will restore the population.

    40 Facts About the Spix’s Macaw: Extinct in the Wild

    40 Facts About the Spix’s Macaw: Extinct in the Wild

    by Linda Crampton22

  • 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 watergeek30

  • Mucus has vital functions, such as trapping germs in the airways, protecting the stomach lining from an acid attack, and lubricating the passage of materials through the digestive tract. Excess mucus can cause health problems, however. Mucus in the nose is often referred to as snot.

    Mucus in the Human Body: Functions and Health Problems

    Mucus in the Human Body: Functions and Health Problems

    by Linda Crampton43

  • The practice of cloud seeding (weather manipulation) for rain has spread throughout the world during the 50 years since its methods were first discovered. What does it look like now as an industry?

    The Emerging Industry of Cloud Seeding

    The Emerging Industry of Cloud Seeding

    by watergeek12

  • 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 Crampton117

  • 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

  • The pancreas makes a digestive enzyme called trypsin, which digests protein in the small intestine. Trypsin is normally released in an inactive form but sometimes becomes active within the pancreas. This activation may cause pancreatitis.

    The Pancreas: Trypsin, Protein Digestion, and Pancreatitis

    The Pancreas: Trypsin, Protein Digestion, and Pancreatitis

    by Linda Crampton40

  • 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

  • For eons agriculturalists have been fighting what they call "bacterial speck" on tomatoes and other crop plants, without anyone realizing that the same bacteria is at the heart of rain and snow.

    How Does Rain Form: Pseudomonas syringae

    How Does Rain Form: Pseudomonas syringae

    by watergeek14

  • Most everyone has heard of the Five Second Rule, which says that a food is safe to eat after it's been dropped on the floor as long as you pick it up within 5 seconds. However, is this really true? What you are about to find out may shock you.

    Is the Five Second Rule Accurate?

    Is the Five Second Rule Accurate?

    by Kortney Tholen0

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  • The tongue is a unique part of the body, and it is a muscle that never tires. The future may see the tongue becoming a biometric authentication as each person’s tongue is totally unique. The way the taste buds work is explained. Potential problems reflected by the tongue is explained.

    Facts About the Tongue You Might Not Know

    Facts About the Tongue You Might Not Know

    by Pamela Oglesby16

  • 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 Clark185

  • The Sunshine State has all sorts of over-sized bugs and creep-crawlies. This article looks at the biggest spiders in Florida.

    6 Biggest Spiders in Florida

    6 Biggest Spiders in Florida

    by Paul Goodman11

  • This article will briefly discuss the uses, duration of action, side effects, adverse effects, contraindications, and more of the drugs acepromazine, ketamine, and propofol in veterinary anesthesia. Tips for achieving a better anesthetic experience when using these drugs are also discussed.

    Acepromazine, Ketamine, and Propofol in Veterinary Anesthesia

    Acepromazine, Ketamine, and Propofol in Veterinary Anesthesia

    by Liz Hardin1

  • 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

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  • Gorillas known as gentle giants are the largest primates and are human's third-closest relatives. They share many of our traits including the use of emotion and tools.

    Top 10 Facts About Gorillas

    Top 10 Facts About Gorillas

    by Angela Michelle Schultz0

  • 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 Goodman79

  • Immunology is the complex study of the immune system and its associated functions. Immunity is how the body attempts to prevent disease. This article will briefly discuss the types of immunity, vaccines, problems with the immune system, and more.

    An Intro to Immunology

    An Intro to Immunology

    by Liz Hardin0

  • 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 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 island is home to other fascinating and often unique organisms besides the tree.

    The Strange Dragon Blood Tree of Socotra Island

    The Strange Dragon Blood Tree of Socotra Island

    by Linda Crampton52

  • 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

  • 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

  • Capnography is the measurement and evaluation of the levels of CO2 in a patient’s exhaled breath, or the end-title CO2 (ETCO2). This is an important component of anesthesia because it helps the anesthetist evaluate the patient’s respiratory rate and the quality of the respirations.

    Capnography in Veterinary Anesthesia

    Capnography in Veterinary Anesthesia

    by Liz Hardin0

  • 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

  • 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

  • The uses of math for the layperson are essentially endless. No matter whether you are a struggling student, a homeowner, or someone simply trying to lose weight, math is the universal language that has an something to offer everyone.

    Practical Applications of Mathematics in Everyday Life

    Practical Applications of Mathematics in Everyday Life

    by CWanamaker45

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