A starfish ripped into pieces can grow a new starfish from each piece. What more could you possibly want to find the perfect science nonfiction monster living among us? Find out here.
Have you ever discovered a snake in the wilds of Indiana and wanted to be able to identify it? Use this dichotomous key, which includes the most common physical characteristics of adult snakes.
African civets are interesting animals with some unusual characteristics. They are kept in captivity on civet farms so that their musk can be collected.
Asian and African golden cats are beautiful animals whose populations are near threatened. The cats are in trouble because of human activity in their habitat.
Here is a lab report example with step-by-step instructions on writing a good lab report. When writing a lab report you are presenting scientific facts that support a hypothesis, to an audience.
How to do Standard Deviation manually in six straightforward steps, includes a step by step of how to do this using Excel, with screenshots and a link to a sample Excel sheet.
Ever wonder what to call a grouping of flamingos, or God forbid, a group of lions? Here is a comprehensive list of every collective name for gatherings of every animal.
These gentle cats' numbers continue to dwindle as they are hunted and continue to lose more territory every year. Despite being solitary in nature, they are not very aggressive towards one another or humans.
Guide to the different tests you can perform on unknown bacteria to identify it. These methods are really important in many fields when you are faced with an unknown sickness or contamination.
Pleistocene rewilding aims to reclaim the natural world and restore it to how humans found it over 10,000 years ago. Is this a good idea?
The mathematician Norbert Wiener invented the field of cybernetics, inspiring a generation of scientists and engineers to think of computer technology as a means to extend human capabilities.
A solar eclipse occurs about once every 18 months somewhere on Earth. Because of the dark shadow that is cast across our planet, much myth and superstition surrounds these naturally occurring events.
The continents are the seven huge land masses that make up most of the earth's land surface. They are always on the move, shifted around by forces deep inside the earth. The concept of moving continents is known as "continental drift". The study of these movements is called "plate tectonics".
The wonderpus octopus is a beautiful animal found around Indonesia and Malaysia. It resembles a mimic octopus, which has an amazing ability to mimic other animals.
Hunting for morel mushrooms in Southern Oregon is well worth the effort. Here is a guide for those who love to hunt morels and hike in spring in the woods.
Dandelions have culinary benefits and also produce a latex that can be used to make rubber. This is important, since the supply of natural rubber is decreasing.
Article answering: Does having a blood transfusion change your DNA? Transfusion cannot change your DNA but bone marrow transplants can change your DNA. So, Does a blood transfusion change your DNA and if so, will it be for the worse? Doubtful. Will a blood transfusion change your DNA in future?
According to current physics, equal amounts of matter and antimatter should have been created during the Big Bang, but yet it was not. No one knows for sure why, but many theories exist to explain it.
If you want to identify a mineral, there are some properties of minerals that you need to examine to narrow it down. This is a guide to how scientists identify minerals by their physical properties.
Investigative skills play an important part in learning practical biology. Experiments are important in the scientific method. This article teaches good experimental design for young biologists.
Though both are ways to talk about groupings in the sky, galaxies and constellations have many distinguishing features.
Mercury is not only the first planet in the solar system but the least understood terrestrial planet. That all changed with the arrival of MESSENGER, and the secrets it uncovered are mysterious.
Fibronectin attaches cells to the extracellular matrix and controls their behavior. It also helps to stop bleeding and is used in a fetal fibronectin test.
The arctic wolves are the least understood or studied wolves out of all the species of wolf on the planet. Living in only the most remote and extreme environments, these predators brave the cold.
The grey wolf is a longtime foe of mankind, and yet, the grey wolf is also responsible for providing to us our dearest animal friend - the domestic dog. Some people love them as much as others do not.
Most venomous snakes can be quickly distinguished from other non-venomous snakes with a practiced eye. They share characteristics that will readily stand out once you've come to recognize them.
An informative article about mind-controlling fungi called Ophiocordyceps unilateralis sensu lato that only affects ants in the Camponotini tribe causing strange behavior and ultimate death to any ant infected.
Often a headache, time paradoxes are hard to fully delve into. Lets try and take a look at a few of them and see what we can learn from them.
The history of life series moves on to the period where not only complex lifeforms evolved, but came to take over the world. But they didn't have everything their own way, the Paleozoic era bore witness to natural disasters that make our problems seem minute...
Though we all know how to use the Pythagorean Theorem, few know of the many proofs that accompany this theorem. Many of them have ancient and surprising origins.
Blood flukes (genus Schistosoma) parasitic flatworms which infect the organ systems of mammals. They are a serious concern in developing countries, with over 250 million cases recorded per year.
This article looks at the the ideas of Dorothy Retallack, who's 1973 book expressed strong ideas on the effects of music on plant growth.
Horsehair worms are long and slender animals that writhe and form shapes resembling knots with their body. They are parasites during part of their life cycle and at one point control the behaviour of their host.
Urea is a nitrogen-containing waste substance in the blood and urine that is also made in the lab. It’s used to remove thickened and scaly patches on skin, to moisturize the skin, and to fertilize soil.
Volcanoes occur where magma (molten rock) from deep inside the earth forces its way to the surface. The magma may erupt as red-hot lava, or may explode into clouds of ash and volcanic bombs. Volcanic activity also produces strange landscapes of gushing geysers, steamy lakes, and bubbling mud pools.
See roadrunner run and catch butterflies to eat. Close up pictures and facts about real roadrunners and how they live.
An examination of the Titanic shipwreck site from a geological perspective. What been happening in the area around the shipwreck since it hit the North Atlantic ocean floor more than 100 years ago.
How to learn your times tables fast. There are a few tricks to help you with your times tables and even a link to my video "How to Learn Your Times Tables Fast"
A brief overview of the Everglades National Park and a look at some of the common, and not so common, bird species found there.
The nth term of a number sequence is a formula that gives you the values in the numbers sequence from the position number (some people call it the position to term rule). Example 1 Find the nth term of this sequence. 5 8 11 14 17 First of...
Learn how to attract the northern cardinal to your backyard or garden. Find out what kind of seed to offer, which types of feeders are best.
Link between neurodegenerative diseases and cancer is being studied since more than a decade. Many factors are known common in pathways resulting in these diseases.
Pitcher plants produce cups that trap and digest prey. The digestive enzymes of one species can break down gluten and may help people with celiac disease.
This article looks at ten sandy beaches of extraordinary colour, what they are composed of and how they are formed, with illustrations of all ten
By using a nifty acronym and a fun little song, you can easily remember the order of the rainbow colors.
Ecosystem is composed of biotic factors of a community of living organism interacting with one another which we can see in food chains/webs.
While in flight, at the nectar feeder, fending off intruders, or enjoying a rain shower on a hot summer day, Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds constantly communicate and vocalize. Read about these ‘songs’ and you will begin to hear your hummers with different ears.
Elizabeth Kolbert's "The Sixth Extinction" won the 2015 Pulitzer for non-fiction, deservedly, for its blend of places, people, creatures and science. Get the gist in this lavishly illustrated Hub.
Overuse of our groundwater resources has resulted in an ever prevalent problem of Earth fissures. As a property owner or potential buyer of land, there are several things you need to know about these large cracks in the ground in order for you to make an informed decision.
Anatomy of the Knee involves different structures in the knee joint and how they connect to each other. Knee Anatomy can be subdivided into bones, cartilages, ligaments, tendons and muscles.
There is a small village in Turkmenistan's Karakum Desert called Derweze (AKA Darvaza). Four miles away is a burning crater called the Gates of Hell.
In this example, we will look at creating java.awt.Frame Window object at runtime. We also look at closing the Window.
Everyone has heard of the Big Bang Theory, but what about possible alternatives? Read on to learn more.
Have you ever seen how a cashew grows? When I first saw one, I was shocked. They don't grow like other nuts. The fruit of the cashew tree is a perfect fruit for juicing.
In this example, we will create a MFC SDI Application and display a popup menu when its client area is right-clicked.
The Carolina Wren is an iconic bird of North Carolina backyards. The small birds make one of the biggest sounds in the birding world.
Ellenberg's indicator values can be used to estimate abiotic factors at a site. They can also be used to monitor changes in abiotic factors over time.
Man has always been fascinated by the sky. Yet space exploration in earnest did not begin until the 20th century. A recap of man's remarkable achievements in search of new frontiers.
Did you know that up to 2% of genes in the human population are actually from Neanderthals? Mood disorders and sleeping patterns are among the traits influenced by these genes.
Understanding percentages and learning how to calculate them is a fundamental skills of mathematics. This articles describes how to calculate a variety of types of percentages that are used in our world each and every day.
Fireflies are some of the most fascinating insects you will ever see if you have been fortunate enough to see one. Unfortunately, they are not as common as they once were. Where have all of the fireflies gone?
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
Whenever we take a trip into the wilder areas of our planet, we potentially put our lives at risk, often by travelling without taking the time to learn how to deal with dangerous wild animals. This hub gives you all the facts you need to know...
If we don't have bees, we won't have food. Amazing facts on the frightening loss of bees across the globe. Story and video on why we need bees.
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 giant hogweed causes burns and blisters. Grapefruit juice interferes with many medicines. The chemicals that cause these effects are called furanocoumarins.
A guide to the best places in the world to see wild tigers, such as Bengal tigers in India's national parks or Sumatran tigers in Indonesia.
1. Gorillas are 98.67% human: This one speaks for itself – humans and gorillas share a strikingly similar genetic code. 2. Gorillas maintain families: A gorilla family averages ten members and contains a number of females, children and usually...
In small quantities, nitric oxide has important functions and health benefits in our body. In large amounts, however, it's toxic to nerve cells.
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.
The differences between angiosperms and gymnosperms and their relationship to coniferous and deciduous plants.
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.
An illustrated guide to some of the best-smelling flowers in the Hawaiian Islands. Includes colorful pictures and resource links.
Two amazing phenomena in nature are the annual migration of millions of red crabs on Christmas Island and the "everlasting" Catatumbo lightning in Venezuela.
At first glance a quaking aspen and white birch look almost identical. However, upon closer examination, the two stately trees are quite different.
If you are asked to work out the product of two numbers then you need to multiply the two numbers together. If you are asked to find the sum of two numbers then you need to add the numbers together.
Do you ever wonder how Magic Squares are created? Well, stop worrying. I'll show you how to construct them using just a few easy to follow rules.
The physics of a waterfall are curious. The second law of thermodynamics says that things tend toward a more disordered state. Is the second law saying that destruction (erosion) wins over creation?
Want to learn about microbes? Fun and safe experiment for growing fungi and bacteria using home made potato sucrose gel (recipe included).
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.
This lesson reviews anatomical position, anatomical terminology, planes of orientation, and movements of the body. Information in this lesson forms the basis for the study of human anatomy.
The Jerusalem cricket is an interesting insect with bizarre looks that can be pretty frightening, but as long as you don't provoke them unnecessarily, they won't bite - and they aren't poisonous.
Eurasian Eagle Owls have made a comeback in the UK. Discover some interesting facts about the Eagle Owl; behavior, reproduction, habitat and why the Eurasian may become threatened again.
To calculate the 3 point moving averages form a list of numbers, follow these steps: 1. Add up the first 3 numbers in the list and divide your answer by 3. Write this answer down as this is your first 3 point moving average. 2. Add up the next 3...
This article summarizes the threat that asteroids and comets pose to the Earth. A short history of some of the greatest asteroid impacts on Earth is also provided.
Need help with math? Get math help online with the Math Made Easy! series of geometry tutorials, including surface area of a cylinder.
Though it lies 26,000 light years away, A* is the closest supermassive black hole to us. It is therefore our best tool in understanding how these complex objects work.
This article explains creating FileHandler for rotating set of files and formatting the output with SimpleFormatter.
With their dark eyes, sharp teeth and fearsome reputation, all sharks are ruthless killers...aren't they?
This guide shows you the math behind working out a bolt circle diameter (BCD) or pitch circle diameter (PCD) and gives tables you can use in your calculations.
Descriptions of what are in our, and our customers', opinion the best acclimated and tastiest vegetables for this area and others like it.
Bone marrow is an essential tissue. It contains stem cells that produce all of our blood cells. Bone marrow transplants are used to treat some serious diseases.
Living in America's Midwest, you may encounter these venomous snakes on your travels. Learn more about these creatures and what to do if you encounter them!
A summary of the Franck-Hertz experiment and how it helped to demonstrate the early quantum theory. Explanations are given for the apparatus used and the graphs that are obtained from the experiment.
As human beings we live, breathe and eat chemicals every day. However, that doesn't mean that some chemicals aren't insanely dangerous. This article lists 10 of the most dangerous chemicals known to man kind, including ones that are explosive, poisonous, carcinogenic, and corrosive.
Nature's ingenuity never ceases to amaze me! A seed pod can survive over 10 years, floating hundreds of miles, until taking root on an island's shore.
Learn about the different species of alligators including the only two known living species that exist today: The American Alligator and the Chinese Alligator.
A guide to using Data Unit Types (DUT) / Structures (defined as STRUCT) in PLC code to help simplify the overall project. Learn the benefits of using Structures and how to program faster by using them
Chemistry can be a very difficult subject to grasp, but is essential for understanding how the world around us truly works. To truly understand Chemistry, one must start with the basics.
Rhinos were once widespread in parts of Africa and Asia, but now they are considered to be endangered.
Large and fascinating birds, American black vultures live in the southern USA and are common in Central and South America.
There are now many invasive insect species in Britain, and they can have a big impact on the environment. So let's have a look at what damage they cause and how they are affecting native species
Stuck on long division of polynomials? Here's an easy, step-by-step guide to "synthetic division" to help you with tricky Algebra homework.
How to develop a cone or how to create a flat pattern of a cone can be achieved in a few easy geometrical steps. The geometrical method shown below does however have inaccuracy, so at the end of this hub I have included a mathematical formula to...
Planarians are interesting flatworms with an amazing ability to regenerate. Scientists are investigating the capabilities of the animals in the hope of applying their discoveries to human biology.
Titanoboa may be the world's largest snake of all time. Let's see if this monstrous beast could still exist in places such as the South American rainforest.
After nearly a decade New Horizons has accomplished its primary mission of examining Pluto. What secrets did it uncover?
A lot of people confuse locusts with cicadas, but they actually differ in many ways. Here are a few of the main differences.
Did an “Intelligent Designer” fine-tune the universe to make it just right for human life? No! Just the opposite. Evolution has fine tuned life to fit the universe.
Pygmy seahorses are tiny animals that are often less than an inch in length. Some have amazing features that disguise them and protect them from discovery.
Learn facts about the Black-capped Chickadee and see pictures of the brave and spunky little black-and-white songbird who wears a mask! The Black-capped Chickadee song is well-known throughout its habitat, and even if you don't recognize this little bird with the black head you've probably heard it.
Many crocuses bloom in the early spring and are a lovely sight. One type makes saffron. The toxic autumn crocus makes colchicine, which can act as a medicine.
Have you ever wondering how large the largest birds are? Listed in this article are 5 of the largest birds of prey in Canada, and they are large!
High rupturing capacity (HRC) fuses are totally enclosed fuses with definite known- high breaking capacity which have been developed after intensive research by manufacturers and supply engineers.
The Copperhead is a dangerous pit viper found throughout the Southern United States. It is the smallest and least deadly of pit viper snakes, and should be avoided, but not killed for no reason.
They're talking... we just can't hear them! Adult giraffes do vocalize, but the sound is low-frequency and below the hearing range of a human's ear. Baby giraffes make an audible sound, similar to a cow's moo!
Is Nibiru, the legendary Planet X, a real threat bring to doomsday to our planet? Could it be closer than we feared?
Mitochondria are cell organelles that produce energy for our body. Damage to their DNA and genes can cause a mitochondrial disease, which may be serious.
Learn all about the beautiful endangered species that is the Red Wolf, and where you can still see them.
65 million years ago, a massive asteroid crashed into the Earth. It wiped out 70 per cent of all life, including the most successful, the dinosaurs. But what if the asteroid had missed? What would the world be like today, if the dinosaurs had survived...
Stars have fascinated humans for thousands of years. Our nearest star, the sun, is the source of energy for all life on Earth. Stars have inspired music, art, poetry, and scientific investigation. This article explores 10 of the most interesting and fun facts about stars.
Students usually make unnecessary mistakes in their examinations that cost them precious marks. These are some of the common errors they make in their electricity and magnetism exams.
Caracal - Adaptations and Facts - The caracal has a number of anatomical and behavioral adaptations that ensure its success in a diverse variety of habitats.
The North Star is one of the most famous stars in the sky, even though it is not the brightest star. What kind of star is the North Star, and why is it so special?
Although we often think all spiders make webs, the majority of spiders do not. Here are the four kinds that do not make webs.
The average zoo visitor may wonder what it is that tigers eat in zoos. It is the same as in the wild...meat. In the zoo however the fare varies as does the preparation and presentation.
The article is written in rather technical level, providing an overview of linear regression. Linear regression is based on the ordinary list squares technique, which is one possible approach to the statistical analysis. Both univariate and multivariate linear regression are illustrated on small concrete examples. In addition to the explanation of basic terms like explanatory and dependent variables, we will see how to interpret results obtained by a regression analysis.
After you die, your body has valuable uses for medical science -- from education to restoring health to cosmetic surgery. Who wants your corpse? And what will they do with it? You may be surprised!
The marginal rate of technical substitution of Labor (L) for Capital (K) is the slope of an isoquant multiplied by -1. Since the slope of an isoquant is moving down, the isoquant is given by –ΔK/ΔL...
An awfully subjective topic, but take a look and see if you find something you never knew existed. Our solar system has plenty to look at.
Look for these silky nests on the Thistle plants about the time that the Thistles are about to flower.When the caterpillars are close to pupating at the end of the fifth instar, they will become suddenly active as they search for a good location to transform into a chrysalis.
There are three main types of nuclear radiation. What causes this radiation to be produced? What are the dangers and uses of nuclear radiation?
In this Article, I will show writing to a File and Reading from a file using BufferedReader and BufferedWriter.
Do front- and rear-fanged snakes simply differ based on the location of their fangs? No, there are a few other morphological differences related to their venom delivery systems as well.
Hagfish are strange animals that make large amounts of slime, which many people find disgusting. The slime contains strong protein threads that may be useful for making fabric. The intact material may be helpful for us in other ways.
Often considered a different state of matter, the BEC reveals many interesting physics of the bizarre.
This article summaries how the pineapple caused a sensation when introduced to Europeans in the late 1400s, and why the love and fascination for the fruit hasn't diminished to the present day.
The difference between the colossal and giant squid, the real sea monsters that spawned the kraken legend, is about more than just size!
Some scientists are trying to bring extinct animals back to life through a process called cloning. The idea is exciting but also controversial.
In this article I will go into all the reasons why you should learn the python programming language in order to become a better researcher of trading and investing strategies.
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.
This article will introduce the reader to several flowers that don't exactly look like flowers, but more like...something else.
The complete guide to British birds continues with a look at the various species of dabbling ducks that inhabit the British Isles. A dabbling duck is basically a surface feeding duck.
Discover 5 of the most terrifying prehistoric predators that lived in ice age North America during the time of the megafauna.
Bootstrap modal box is very good option for building web application that require user interaction. It provide good experience to the user of your website.
Search option in database enabled website is one of the most important features of that website. Providing the search facility to the user allow him/her to retrieve the information from website that he/she is looking for.
Jackfruit trees produce huge fruits. Cacao seeds are used to make cocoa, but the trees are in trouble. Jackfruit seed powder may be a good substitute for cocoa.
Chemical weathering is one of the forces that shapes our landscapes. Man-made structures are affected, too, Find out how...
Marine compounds that were once known to be toxic to humans have now become life-saving drugs. Many of these are used either as anticancer drugs or to relieve pain in cancer.
This article lists five fool-proof methods to help you memorize the elements of the periodic table, their chemical symbols, and their atomic numbers. Whether you're studying for a periodic table quiz or just a chemistry enthusiast, these methods will help you memorize the elements in no time!
Bomber aircraft are the slower cousins of the fighter aircraft, but by speed standards they are still super-fast. Want to know how fast they are? Read on.
Black holes, mysterious objects of the universe, have many different types. Do you know the differences between them all?
This article is all about the characteristics of the Pine tree, the adaptations that help to survive winter, reproduction through cones, and uses. Read on to know more.
What are the world's rarest and most endangered butterflies? This quick and easy guide tells you all about these beautiful and critically imperiled insects.
It may read like science fiction, but these fascinating examples of insect behavior come from the dedicated study by the late Thomas Eisner, the Father of Chemical Ecology.
Do you have problems converting between cups, pints, quarts, and gallons? Many people do. Learn a method of conversion that will help you to remember the units and will give you a visual way to go about converting between units. This method is useful for children and adults.
The queen bee is the mother of the honey bee hive. The life cycle of the queen bee and her affect upon the hive is fascinating. These FAQ will explain all.
Horn and angel sharks live on the seabed instead of swimming through open water. They are predators like most other sharks, but they have some unusual features.
This article is about the largest flower in the world, the Amorphophallus titanium. It is also called the Corpse Plant because of it's bad odor.
Volcanic eruptions are a stunning sight. But how do they happen? Learn more about the science of volcanoes and volcanic eruptions in this article.
Hellebores bloom mainly in late winter and spring. Their flowers are an attractive and welcome sight in nature, gardens, and landscaped areas. Lenten and Christmas roses are both types of hellebores. Many other species and cultivars of hellebores exist, offering gardeners some interesting choices.
My list of the most dangerous animals in the USA, where I name the animals which are most capable of injuring and, in rare circumstances, killing people.
Ensign Wasps are small black insects that look a bit like spiders with wings. They do not sting but are useful because they kill cockroaches.
Run WMI queries and process or another DOS or Windows process from SQL Server using the SQL xp_cmdshell function. This tutorial walks you through how to setup xp_cmdshell on the server and execute different types of queries and storing those values in tables.
Quick facts about Tyrannosaurus Rex (King of the Dinosaurs). Keywords: Dinosaurs; T-Rex; Tyrannosaurus; Tyrannosaurus Rex; Cretaceous Period; Science; Archaeology; Paleontology; Prehistory; Prehistoric
Most people confuse bees, wasps, and hornets, but there are several significant differences between the three. This article was written to educate you about those differences.
Need to align a graphic on a webpage? Are you trying to put captions under your images? Here's the codes you need to make things work.
Everybody knows light can not escape a black hole. But why? The answer lies at the event horizon, and in the very fabric of space time itself.
Influenza is one of the most commonly encountered deadly diseases. Due to its high survival rate, people tend to treat it as unimportant, thus aiding in its spread.
If someone asked you what the biggest concern for the environment is today, what would you answer? The question is overwhelming because there are so many different aspects of the environments which are being impacted today. There are problems with...
The large or Malayan flying fox is one of the world's largest bats and has a wingspan of up to six feet. Its population is classified as Near Threatened by the IUCN.
When someone experiences a heart attack, cells in their heart die. Scientists have found two ways to replace the lost cells in rodents. The techniques may one day work in us.
Do centipedes bite? Yes, some do. Here's what you need to know about centipede bites, "Spooky Toxin," and when to worry.
The heart does more than pump blood. It is also an endocrine gland that secretes hormones called natriuretic peptides to control blood volume and pressure by targeting receptors in the kidneys.
Percentile refers to the position of a piece of data in a distribution, while percent refers to rate per 100.
Black widow spiders, scientific name Latrodectus mactans, are among the most venomous of all arachnids. I have been working with insects and spiders for almost 20 years and I get a lot of questions about black widow spiders. This article addresses all of your black widow concerns and curiosities.
After installing the Community Server, you will need to install a MySQL workbench on your Windows machine to complete the process. This hub guides you in installing the MySQL Workbench 8.0.12.
This article offers an introduction to various members of the kingdom Protista. Colorful photos and videos are included. Designed for students or anyone wanting to learn more.
Plants are a beautiful part of nature, a benefit to life on earth. They affect the food supply and the air we breath. The Manchineel Tree is a poisonous example of plant life. Marked in the Guiness World Book of Records as the most dangerous tree on earth, one bite of its fruit may be fatal.
The emerald ash borer is an introduced insect in North America and is a very serious pest. At least sixty million ash trees have been destroyed so far by this beetle.