I have a friend who was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis(ALS), a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. I wanted to find out more about this disease, what it does to people, how we can help them, and maybe how we could find a cure. … Continue reading Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Jellyfish are normally known as lifeless creatures that float around the ocean aimlessly, but the Box Jellyfish is not of the sort. I choose the Box Jellyfish because of their unique traits and abilities. The three main traits the Box Jellyfish possess are that they have several eyes, can move around, and they possess a … Continue reading Box Jellyfish are not of the Sort
There have been recent studies on the theory that chimpanzees have a sense of fairness. These studies have lead scientists to believe that there is indeed, a sense of fairness in chimps. This was before said to be a trait unique to humans. One way scientists test someone for their sense of fairness in the … Continue reading Fair Chimps, Since when?!
Are wolves really as violent as we think they are? Movies like “The Grey” and Werewolf movies would suggest so, from my studies this is not the case. In the last 100 years there have only been 2 confirmed cases of a wolf killing a human. However there have not been any confirmed cases of … Continue reading Wolves are dangerous: Myth or Fact?
Lance Armstrong would have gone down in history. Lance had many things in his life that he had to get over. Armstrong had to do many hours of training for the bike races, his four goals in biking are harder: Incinerate fat, faster: Gain speed, better; Ride more, stronger: Build endurance. He thought those four … Continue reading Lance Armstrong
Many people around the world don’t realize how much ice we lose in the Northern ice caps and how it could affect us. But many scientists do, and they study this so they can project what it could like in a few years and how it’s going to affect us. The ice (in millions … Continue reading Vanishing Ice Caps
Many teachers at our school are very strict about having iPods and MP3 players in class, but I think they are overreacting. What teachers may not realize is that music can actually help students in class. Music can help students retain more information, keep them focused, and assists in relieving stress. Many students have troubles … Continue reading Music and the Brain
Sloths are one of the cutest animals I have seen so why would they be endangered? In fact though out of the six species of sloths the only species that is endangered would be the maned three-toed sloth. There is many reasons why somebody would want to hurt these adorable creatures, but before I talk … Continue reading WHY ARE SLOTHS ENDANGERED?