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1. 10 Characteristics of Life - What is Life?
Most people know that biology is the study of living organisms. But - do you know exactly how the concept of "life" is defined by science?
2. Branches of Biology
Brief description of some of the many branches of biology
3. Cell Types - The Three Major Cell Types
We know that cells are the building blocks of all life. In this article, we learn about the three major types of cells and how they differ from one another.
4. Spoiled Rotten – Why Fruits and Veges go Bad
We all know that fruits and vegetables have a shelf life. But what is it that happens to them that causes them to rot?
Recycling helps you and the environment. Check out this article for helpful tips and innovative ideas in recycling, including prerecycling, composting, vermicomposting and using florescent lighting.
6. Antibiotic Resistance
One of the foremost concerns in modern medicine is antibiotic resistance. The existence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria creates the danger of life-threatening infections that don't respond to antibiotics.
7. Species Spotlight - Monarch Butterfly
Monarch butterflies are beautiful and unique creatures. Not only do they undergo metamorphosis and change from a caterpillar to a butterfly, they engage in transgenerational migration. These butterflies spend their entire lives traveling from Canada to Mexico, a journey of over 2000 miles.
8. Algae Blooms
An algae bloom can turn your favorite beach into a scene from Dr. Seuss: imagine seeing a green fuzzy carpet of algae as far as the eye can see instead of a cool blue ocean. Find out what causes these harmful algae blooms.
9. Earth Day Every Day
Earth day falls once a year on April 22. However, the earth should be celebrated year round instead of just once a year. The environment gives us so many gifts that are essential to live. Celebrate the earth every day with these 5 ideas.
10. Saving the Northern Spotted Owl
The northern spotted owl is an endangered species. When it was listed as endangered in 1990, government officials decided to take action. Scientists and government officials worked together to protect the northern spotted owl.
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