The homosexuality in fruit flies can easily be changed. Some drugs can turn the intimate actions of fruit flies on and off in so many hours. The fruit flies sexuality is based on how they smell each other. Yael Grosjean found out that male fruit flies with alteration in their GB gene beckoned other male fruit … Continue reading Sexuality in Fruit Flies!
Growing up when you thought of reindeer you would think about Santa and the “fact” that they fly, but now that you’re older you know that’s not true. Did you know that even though reindeer do not fly they happen to do something that other animals don’t? Reindeer eat moss. The moss they eat is called … Continue reading Reindeer Moss
Global warming has been affecting Earth for years now. Lately it has been causing aquatic animals to migrate to other bodies of water than where they were originally from. It is being caused by ice melting, climates, and ice clogging passage ways. Animals like whales, oceanic fishes, and stream fish have all been affected. Bowhead … Continue reading Migration Caused by Global Warming
The color red has many meanings, such as love, energy, and power. But in nature it has another meaning. For butterflies the color red means poison. Several research teams have discovered that over time certain butterflies have changed their genes to mimic those of poisonous butterflies. The Heliconius butterflies mimic the genes of the Melinaea … Continue reading Butterfly Mimicry
Ever wonder why girls and guys want to starve themselves, and why they keep doing it even when they know their doing the wrong thing? There is a neurotransmitter in your brain called dopamine; it plays a main role in the central nervous system, and in some people this acts different then it would in healthy … Continue reading Bulimia Nervosa Affecting Brain Functions?
I was interested in an article about pets, because I have one of my own. I came across an article about pets and health, and it sparked my interest. Animals have been domesticated for thousands of years. People have been loved by pets for thousands of years. In fact, this article states that dogs … Continue reading Can a Pet Prolong Your Life?
During many natural or terrorist-induced crises, humans have been trapped under buildings, cars, and many other large objects. Far too often, these people have been found too late to be helped. Scientists have recently started looking into ways to find these trapped people faster. They have found that these trapped people will release metabolites, or the … Continue reading Life or Death Hide and Seek
Whales once thought to be unsocial creatures are proving scientists wrong, and actually are very social creatures. Whales have shown that each feeding season they feed with the same group of whales. Scientists don’t know how they contact one another, but they are theorizing that it is through sounds known as whale songs. Some … Continue reading Whale Songs and Friendships
Of late, Zombies have become a popular subject for film and television shows. The shows feature the gruesome former humans, stumbling mindlessly around with no apparent goal in mind, infecting all they come across, in brilliant sci-fi dramas. But to the Camponotus leonardi, a species of carpenter ant in Thailand, zombification is hardly science fiction … Continue reading Zombie Ants