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  • 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

  • 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

  • Bored with the 9, I mean 8, planets? Looking for some REAL cosmic fun? Well check out the moons of the Solar System in which you reside!! There are a lot of interesting tidbits...

    Top 10 Most Interesting Moons in the Solar System

    Top 10 Most Interesting Moons in the Solar System

    by Blake Atkinson13

  • 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 10 Interesting and Fun Facts About Parasites

    Top 10 Interesting and Fun Facts About Parasites

    by Amanda Littlejohn28

  • 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 watergeek37

  • 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

  • Paneth cells are found in the glands of the small intestine. They play an important role in keeping the intestinal lining in good condition. A problem with autophagy or unfolded proteins in the cells has been repeatedly linked to Crohn's disease.

    Paneth Cells and Their Association With Crohn's Disease

    Paneth Cells and Their Association With Crohn's Disease

    by Linda Crampton26

  • 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

  • NASA and SpaceX plan to colonize Mars within the 21st century. They are preparing ships, cargo, and crew for an intergalactic voyage mid-2030. Here is everything you need to know about living on Mars.

    Everything You Need to Know About Colonizing Mars

    Everything You Need to Know About Colonizing Mars

    by JourneyHolm2

  • 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

  • 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 Crampton47

  • 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 10 Interesting and Fun Facts About Gold

    Top 10 Interesting and Fun Facts About Gold

    by Amanda Littlejohn75

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  • In the summer of 1969, the spacecraft Apollo 11 made an epic journey to the moon with three brave astronauts aboard. The space flight culminated when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made an historic walk on the surface of the moon.

    Apollo 11: The Epic Journey to the Moon

    Apollo 11: The Epic Journey to the Moon

    by Doug West0

  • 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 Crampton46

  • 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 10 Interesting and Fun Facts About Spiders

    Top 10 Interesting and Fun Facts About Spiders

    by Amanda Littlejohn34

  • 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 Crampton54

  • 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: His Life, Work, and Legacy

    Michael Faraday for Kids: His Life, Work, and Legacy

    by Amanda Littlejohn57

  • Hair color is primarily genetic, and red hair is caused by mutations in the MC1R gene. The gene for red hair also causes an increased sensitivity to sunlight and a reduced sensitivity to anesthesia. Contrary to internet rumors, redheads are not going extinct! Famous redheads include Queen Elizabeth I and Malcolm X.

    Redheads: The Genetics of Hair Color

    Redheads: The Genetics of Hair Color

    by Leah Lefler105

  • The Polar Vortex is hitting the US hard, bringing bitterly cold temperatures across the Midwest, forcing school closures and governors of Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin to declare emergencies.

    Five Facts About the Polar Vortex

    Five Facts About the Polar Vortex

    by Lawrence0

  • AndroidX is an Android JetPack component which is designed to help remove boilerplate code from your applications and decrease time invested in making applications. In this article, we will have hands-on experience with the Navigation API.

    Working With the AndroidX Navigation API Component

    Working With the AndroidX Navigation API Component

    by Davinder Singh0

  • 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 Shaw37

  • 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 Wickison85

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  • Numbers are represented using different number systems dependant on their application. For example, numbers within computers use binary or hexadecimal. How do these different number systems work and how can numbers be converted between them?

    Alternative Number Systems: What Are Binary Numbers?

    Alternative Number Systems: What Are Binary Numbers?

    by Sam Brind1

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