Caecilians are interesting animals that often appear to be earthworms or snakes. They are actually amphibians. They are poisonous and may be venomous as well.
Estuaries are considered to be one of the most productive ecosystems in the world. This article is about the different types of estuaries, their importance and the threats they have been facing.
Observations of the moons of Jupiter and the phases of Venus in 1610 made by the Italian inventor and scientist Galileo Galilei using a small telescope brought further evidence of the reality of Nicolaus Copernicus’ sun-centered universe model.
Autophagy is the removal of damaged or harmful cell components. Lysosomes are vital in this activity. Autophagy is usually helpful but is problematic in some situations.
Have you ever wondered how many Legos it would take to build a bridge from London to New York capable of carrying traffic? How about how much Force power Yoda could output? Chances are you haven’t. But if you want to know the answers, Randall Munroe’s “What If?” is for you.
Sea hares, sea angels, and sea butterflies are gastropods, like terrestrial slugs and snails. They are impressive and sometimes beautiful animals with interesting features.
Metal, metal, metal...It surrounds you everyday in some form or another. What could possibly be exciting research at the frontiers of the field?
Energy from matter isn't a 100% efficient process, but scientists are working hard on getting as close as possible, with new and novel methods.
This article will showcase 12 of the most beautiful fish in the Philippines that can be also listed as the most beautiful fish in the world. It includes the emperor angelfish, beautiful dartfish, elegant firefish, and mandarinfish.
Sea slugs are often colorful and attractive animals. They have many interesting features. This article contains sea slug facts and photos of twelve beautiful species.
Bacteria contain structures that perform specific jobs and resemble the organelles found in eukaryotic cells. The organisms are more complex than once realized.
Avocado trees produce appealing and nutritious fruits. The plants have some interesting botanical features, and their historical background is intriguing.
Here are pictures and facts to help you identify woodpeckers in Pennsylvania and the northeastern parts of the United States. Learn about woodpecker migration, behavior, and more.
The family Saturniidae contains some colorful, vividly patterned, large, and otherwise impressive moths. Both the adult moths and their caterpillars are interesting to observe and learn about.
Why does time slow down as you approach the speed of light? Find out why in this article featuring Einstein, space travel, light clocks and more.
In this article, we'll take a look at the life-support system on the International Space Station through a Systems Engineering perspective.
Goats have horizontally oriented, oval-shaped pupils which become more rectangular in bright light. They have wide-angled vision with a range of 320-340 degrees. Their slit-like pupils limit distracting light from the vertical direction while enhancing horizontal focus.
The blood-sucking habit of the European medicinal leech (Hirudo medicinalis) can be very useful in medicine. Scientists have recently sequenced the genome of the animal.
Using Python and the Trello API to automate boards, lists, and cards creation.
Despite their common name, "fainting goats" do not actually faint at all. The condition with which these goats are affected is known as myotonia congenita. It is a hereditary muscle-stiffness disorder caused by a mutation in the gene encoding of chloride channels in skeletal muscle fibres.
Wolf spiders are great hunters. Some species live in the Arctic, where temperatures are increasing. Climate change may have many effects on the spiders and the ecosystem.
Nothing makes tourists whip out their cameras faster than seeing an unusual-looking animal on vacation. Getting up close and personal with furry friends we have yet to encounter is always a highlight. Here we present our list of 12 of the strangest-looking animals in the world.
Bacteriophages are viruses that infect bacteria. They don't infect our cells, but they're found in bacteria living in our gut. Here they may affect our lives.
Wolves are among the most fascinating creatures found in the wild. With their intricate communication, social hierarchy, and clever hunting strategies, they really stand out from other predatory species. Learn more about their lifestyle, diet, habitat, and conservation status here.
This quick and easy guide includes helpful information and plenty of photos to aid you in identifying gypsy moth caterpillars. Learn about immature caterpillars, full-grown caterpillars, differences between male and female adult moths, and more.
Here I detail my experiment exploring the potential of banana peel extracts for use in generating bioelectricity.
Everywhere we turn during the spring season we are filled with awe just to see all the beautiful blossoms on the luxurious trees and showy shrubs! The following article features the most popular varieties with gorgeous photos along with interesting facts and growing tips. Be inspired!
The rhinoceros hornbill and the horned guan are interesting birds whose populations are a concern. They have a head ornament that is made of keratin and resembles a horn.
This guide will show you three methods for finding the occurrences of a particular character in a string of Ruby code. Code examples are provided for each method. The three methods covered in this article are count, scan, and index.
The main difference between DNA and RNA is that the pentose sugar in the nucleotide of RNA is ribose while in DNA it is deoxyribose. RNA uses uracil as a base while DNA uses thymine. RNA is chemically less stable than DNA.
In this article, you can learn about the types of titration and their importance.