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Mussels

The term mussel is used for several families of bivalve mollusks inhabiting lakes, rivers, and creeks, as well as intertidal areas along coastlines worldwide. Read More



Box Turtles

The Box turtle is one of several species of turtles. They are largely characterized by a domed shell, but the two genera are otherwise very different in habitat, behavior and appearance, and, as such, are not even classified in the same family. Read More

Cheetah

The Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is an atypical member of the cat family (Felidae) that hunts by speed rather than by stealth or pack tactics. It is the fastest of all land animals and can reach speeds of up to 70 mph (112 km/h). Read More

What is a Verb?

The verb is perhaps the most important part of the sentence. A verb or compound verb asserts something about the subject of the sentence and express actions, events, or states of being. The verb or compound verb is the critical element of the predica Read More

A Planet from the Early Universe

If you thought your parents were old, get this. Astronomers have discovered the oldest and most distant planet known in the universe. The planet is so far away that it takes light 7,200 years to get here from there. Read More

Bringing fish back up to size

Anyone who has ever gone fishing probably knows this general rule: Keep the big ones, throw the smaller ones back. The idea behind the rule is simple — the larger fish are assumed to be older. If you were to keep the smaller ones, they would not be able t Read More

Problems with Prepositions

You may end a sentence with a preposition. Just do not use extra prepositions when the meaning is clear without them. Correct: That is something I cannot agree with. That is something with which I cannot agree. Read More

Girls are cool for school

Everyone knows by the second grade that boys have germs and girls have cooties. But at least for boys, new research says cooties might actually be good for you. According to a new study, preschool boys perform better on tests that measure learning and ot Read More

A Change in Leaf Color

Every autumn, traffic creeps along New England's roads as visitors look everywhere but at the road. These tourists flock to the region as soon as leaves begin to change color from a summery green to spectacular shades of red, orange, yellow... Read More

Roboroach and Company

When you see a cockroach scurry across the floor or a lobster crawl over sand in an aquarium tank, you probably don't think of robots. Robots are machines. People build and program them to assemble cars, vacuum floors, or do other tasks. Some venture into Read More

Macaws

Macaws are large colorful New World parrots, classified into six of the many Psittacidae genera: Ara, Anodorhynchus, Cyanopsitta, Propyrrhura, Orthopsittaca, and Diopsittaca. They are the largest birds in the parrot family in length and wingspan. Read More

The Mirror Universe of Antimatter

Had a fight with your parents or a bad day at school? Wouldn't it be nice to step through a mirror to enter a different, yet somehow familiar world on the other side? Read More

A Great Ball of Fire

It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's the hugest, most spectacular star explosion ever recorded, and astronomers are marveling at what they've just seen. Read More

Lhasa Apsos

The Lhasa Apso is a small breed of dog originally from Tibet. They were used as watchdogs inside Tibetan monasteries for over 1200 years, for which they are uniquely suited with keen intelligence, acute hearing, and instincts for identifying friends. Read More

Domestic Shorthairs

A Domestic shorthaired cat (DSH) is the proper name for a shorthaired cat that does not have a pedigree or belong to a recognized cat breed. Domestic shorthaired cats are characterized by a wide range of coloring. Read More

Marmots

Marmots are members of the genus Marmota, in the rodent family Sciuridae (squirrels). Marmots are generally large ground squirrels. Those most often referred to as marmots tend to live in mountainous areas such as the Sierra Nevadas in the U.S. Read More

Order of Adjectives By Teach It To Kids

The ORDER of adjectives is quite important in English. There is an order of adjectives that native speakers of English normally follow. Read More

Vultures

Vultures are scavenging birds, feeding mostly on the carcasses of dead animals. Vultures are found in every continent except Antarctica and Oceania. A particular characteristic of many vultures is a bald head, devoid of feathers. Read More

Honeybees do the wave

When a buzzing hornet comes near, most people want to run away as quickly as possible. But if the hornet targets your home, you will need to find a way to shoo it away. Fortunately, hornets generally don’t target people’s homes. In southern Asia, however Read More

What the appendix is good for

It was a Saturday morning in 1991 when 12-year old Heather Smith woke up feeling nauseous. Spring break was just beginning, and her parents were planning to take her skiing the next day in Flagstaff, Ariz. — two hours from their home in Tempe. Read More

Hawks

True hawks are any of the species in the genera Accipiter, Micronisus, Melierax, Urotriorchis, and Megatriorchis. The widespread Accipiter genus includes goshawks, sparrowhawks, the Sharp-shinned Hawk and others. Read More

Bonobos

The bonobo (Pan paniscus), until recently usually called the Pygmy chimpanzee and less often the Dwarf or Gracile chimpanzee, is one of the two species comprising the chimpanzee genus, Pan. Read More

Dogs

One of the first animals domesticated by ancient man, the dog has long been accurately described as "man's best friend." Read More

To Catch a Dragonfly

Dragonflies date back at least 250 million years, says Daniel Soluk, an ecologist at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. Alongside dinosaurs, they flitted across the prehistoric landscape on 2-foot-wide wingspans. Read More

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New Monkey Business

A new kind of monkey is giving scientists a lot to think about. Two groups of researchers independently discovered the rare creature in different forests in Tanzania last year (see "New Mammals&... Read More

Dinosaur Eggs-citement

Dinosaur Eggs-citement

Dinosaurs may have become extinct, but they sure didn't disappear. Scientists recently announced finding dino bones with scraps of cells and blood vessels preserved inside them (see "Dino Flesh ... Read More

Flatworms

Flatworms

The flatworms (Platyhelminthes, Greek "platy"': flat; "helminth": worm) are a phylum of relatively simple soft-bodied invertebrate animals. Flatworms are found in marine, freshwate... Read More

Copybees

Copybees

Baby brothers and sisters aren't the only copycats in town. Bumblebees imitate each other, too. In one study, researchers at Queen Mary University of London put a "demonstrator" bee on a fa... Read More

Shrimpy Invaders

Shrimpy Invaders

A new type of shrimplike crustacean has appeared in the Great Lakes, and that's not necessarily a good thing. These crustaceans, called mysid shrimp, normally live in rivers near the western coast of... Read More

Galaxies far, far, far away

Galaxies far, far, far away

How old are the objects you can see in the sky? The brightest star in the night sky, Sirius, is believed to be about 200-300 million years old. The Sun and Moon are much older—about 4.5 billion years ... Read More

Octopuses

Octopuses

The octopus is a cephalopod of the order Octopoda that inhabits many diverse regions of the ocean, especially coral reefs. The term may also refer to only those creatures in the genus Octopus.... Read More

Will Climate Change Depose Monarchs?

Will Climate Change Depose Monarchs?

If you've ever seen a flock of migrating monarch butterflies, you're one of the lucky ones. Fifty years from now, your memory might be all that's left of the flapping beauties.... Read More

Newts

Newts

Newts are small, usually bright-coloured semiaquatic salamanders of North America, Europe and North Asia, distinguished from other salamanders by the lack of rib or costal grooves along the sides of t... Read More

Ospreys

Ospreys

The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) is a medium to large raptor, which is a specialist fish-eater with a worldwide distribution. It is often known by other colloquial names such as fishhawk, seahawk or Fis... Read More

Hazy with a Chance of Sunshine

Hazy with a Chance of Sunshine

We hear a lot these days about how air pollution is changing temperatures on Earth. New evidence from a mountaintop in China now suggests that pollution can also change the amount of rain and snow tha... Read More

Dogfish

Dogfish

Dogfish sharks are characterized by smooth dorsal fin spines, teeth in upper and lower jaws similar in size. The spiny dogfish or piked dogfish is a type of small shark and one of the best known of th... Read More

Bass

Bass

Bass is a name shared by many different species of popular game fish. The term encompasses both freshwater and marine species, many of which are native to North America and surrounding waters. ... Read More

Hamsters

Hamsters

A hamster is a rodent belonging to subfamily Cricetinae. The subfamily contains about 18 species, classified in six or seven genera. Most have expandable cheek pouches, which reach from their cheeks t... Read More

Eating Up Foul Sewage Smells

Eating Up Foul Sewage Smells

The smell of rotten eggs that wafts out of wastewater drains and treatment plants is an unwelcome visitor anywhere. In order to meet required standards of air quality, sewage-treatment plants use toxi... Read More









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