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  • Draco lizards are sometimes known as flying dragons. They have a skin fold on each side of their body that extends to form a wing-like structure and enables them to glide through the air.

    Draco Lizards and Flying Dragons: Strange Reptiles

    Draco Lizards and Flying Dragons: Strange Reptiles

    by Linda Crampton37

  • COVID-19 is considered a pandemic as of March 2020, and though it has affected the world and cost so many lives, it is not as deadly as the ones on this list...so how does COVID-19 compare to the deadliest pandemics in history? Read on and find out..

    10 Deadliest Pandemic Diseases in History

    10 Deadliest Pandemic Diseases in History

    by Jennifer Gonzales5

  • North America is home to six species of wildcats. Learn more about the wildcats of North America with pictures and videos.

    The Six Wildcats of North America

    The Six Wildcats of North America

    by Sheila Brown76

  • 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 Goodman102

  • 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 Smith87

  • Learn the different hormones produced by the endocrine glands of our body. This article includes the list of the different hormones and how they function in our body.

    Endocrine Glands and Their Hormones

    Endocrine Glands and Their Hormones

    by Ray0

  • 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 Wickison89

  • This guide to spring-flying insects will help you identify the butterflies, bees, and other bugs that you see in your garden, yard, and even in your home.

    A Guide to Common Insects of Spring

    A Guide to Common Insects of Spring

    by Fred's Bughouse0

  • Marmots live in mountainous areas of British Columbia. They are social and very vocal animals that often form colonies. One species—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

  • 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 Lefler117

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  • The pancreas makes a digestive enzyme called trypsin, which digests protein in the small intestine. Trypsin is 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

  • Acanthamoeba is a microscopic, single-celled organism that can infect the cornea of the eye. It causes a disorder called Acanthamoeba keratitis, which is most common in contact lens users.

    Acanthamoeba Facts, Eye Infection, and Keratitis

    Acanthamoeba Facts, Eye Infection, and Keratitis

    by Linda Crampton42

  • Ice is a magical material. Seriously, it is the underpinning of many basic functions on Earth. But where are the extremes that defy our conventional thoughts?

    What Are Some Interesting Facts About Ice?

    What Are Some Interesting Facts About Ice?

    by Leonard Kelley0

  • 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

  • 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 Crampton108

  • 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 Crampton56

  • Different Types of Stars in the Universe - Physical characteristics and images of the many different kinds of stars, from red giants to white dwarfs.

    Different Types of Stars in the Universe

    Different Types of Stars in the Universe

    by Thomas Swan58

  • Water has some properties that can make it a good refrigerant. It also possesses some undesirable properties that makes its application as a refrigerant very challenging and inefficient to implement.

    Should Water Be Used as a Refrigerant?

    Should Water Be Used as a Refrigerant?

    by Charles Nuamah7

  • Have you have considered the power potential of the human body? What about the energy stored in a raindrop? In this article I discuss five strange methods that could one day become an integral way that civilization generates electricity.

    Five Alternative Forms of Energy You Have Never Heard of

    Five Alternative Forms of Energy You Have Never Heard of

    by Christopher Wanamaker28

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