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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 Susette Horspool47

  • 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 10 Interesting and Fun Facts About Birds

    Top 10 Interesting and Fun Facts About Birds

    by Amanda Littlejohn45

  • 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

  • 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 Lefler121

  • 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

  • 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

  • Commercial farming of one of the world’s most popular types of seafood is causing environmental degradation on a large scale and is a potential source of health issues.

    The Dirty Secret of Shrimp Farming

    The Dirty Secret of Shrimp Farming

    by Rupert Taylor10

  • The great horned owl is an avian apex predator, and perhaps the finest predator to have ever lived. In this article, I will detail just about everything you need to know about these magnificent raptors, including what they look like, what they eat, and how they live.

    The Great Horned Owl: A Magnificent Avian Apex Predator

    The Great Horned Owl: A Magnificent Avian Apex Predator

    by Wesman Todd Shaw49

  • The Persian silk tree is a deciduous, fast-growing tree with a spreading umbrella-like crown. It is well-known for its beautiful foliage and flowers. Read on to know more about the Persian silk tree.

    Facts About the Persian Silk Tree and Tips for Care

    Facts About the Persian Silk Tree and Tips for Care

    by Nithya Venkat40

  • 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.

    Black Widow Spider Silk in World War I and II

    Black Widow Spider Silk in World War I and II

    by Schatzie Speaks29

  • 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 Goodman71

  • 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 Swan61

  • 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

  • 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 Spence67

  • Because caffeine is a substance used by people in every country and on every continent, it affects billions. In order to better understand these effects, we must examine its impact in nature on animals, plants and the environment. Then we can decide how this relates to our health. Is it bad for us?

    Is Caffeine Bad? Its Effects on Animals, the Environment, and Us

    Is Caffeine Bad? Its Effects on Animals, the Environment, and Us

    by Schatzie Speaks25

  • Quantum computers are the future, but they are incredibly challenging right now. What are we doing to resolve the quantum memory component?

    What Are Challenges to Quantum Memory?

    What Are Challenges to Quantum Memory?

    by Leonard Kelley0

  • Since the early days of space exploration, people have been dreaming of going to Mars. It took only 12 years from Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, until the first moon landing of Apollo 11. Yet 50 years on Mars is still a huge challenge. Will we eventually take off for the red planet?

    When Will Man Go to Mars?

    When Will Man Go to Mars?

    by Marco0

  • 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 Hubs16

  • Invertebrates are a diverse group of animals. This article discusses the nine most important of the 30 known phyla of invertebrates and includes images and descriptions of some of the most common examples of each type.

    9 Major Groups of Invertebrate Animals

    9 Major Groups of Invertebrate Animals

    by Ray30

  • You can experience nature in your backyard by listening to the dawn chorus. Every day there’s an amazing burst of song as birds wake up. It’s well worth an early start to hear them.

    The Dawn Chorus: Why Do Birds Sing in the Morning?

    The Dawn Chorus: Why Do Birds Sing in the Morning?

    by Beth Eaglescliffe3

  • 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 Goodman105

  • 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

  • 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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