The Midwest is home to about 66 million people and most of the region is farmland that supports our country. It produces most of our countries corn, soybean, wheat, and livestock. The weather in the Midwest has hot and humid summers and ridiculously cold winters. Despite the freezing winters (that can cause frostbite when the … Continue reading Climate Change in the Midwest
People today question how far can we push the planet. Today, right now, carbon dioxide is being polluted into the atmosphere from just doing everyday things such as driving, factories and so on. How will all these chemicals in the air affect us? No one can say exactly, but scientists think it has already started … Continue reading Global Warming
Animal deformations are a big problem and are beginning to become more serious as the years go by. Pigs in local farms are beginning to grow extra limbs, spinal, and other body deformations. Ib Peterson, a local butcher noticed that the pigs he uses to feed and the ones he has in his freezer are … Continue reading Deformed Alien Cows
This past fall my dad suffered a spinal cord injury , which disrupts the signals between the spinal cord and nerves that run down the middle of your back. An injury can be considered complete or incomplete and can vary greatly depending on which vertebrae is injured. I’m interested to learn and share as much … Continue reading My Personal Experience with Spinal Cord Injuries
Photo Credit: Ville Miettinen via Compfight Emperor penguins are known for their cool climate loving behaviors and swimming in icy waters. But with the climate changes that are occurring, it is unknown what will happen to these unique animals. Climates in many parts of the world, including the ice caps in the north and south … Continue reading Emperor Penguins, can they be saved?
Dogs are my favorite animal. I have wondered why dogs wag their tails. Is there meaning behind left wagging or right wagging? Not all wags are equal and some wags are a lot more welcoming than others. Scientists have noticed dogs wag their tails more to the right when they see their owner or something else happy. … Continue reading Left Vs Right. Does It Matter?
Have you ever heard of the Pink Fairy Armadillo? That’s probably because they are going extinct, or it could be because they only live in Central Argentina and can’t be easily tracked. The Pink Fairy Armadillo is so different from any other animal that some people say they should have their own genus. They are … Continue reading Pink Fairy Armadillo: Unknown or Extinct
Why do dogs do the funny habit known as tail chasing? They could do this because they have OCD. OCD in dogs is a little different than in humans. OCD behaviors in dogs can include hallucinating, pica (appetite for non-food substances), and vocalizing. OCD is developed from 1 to 2 human years from birth, when … Continue reading Why do Dogs do This?
A Trait tends to come directly from the parent to the child. The odds then are very good that it’s a dominant trait. A trait can also skip a generation or come out of nowhere, and then the odds are it’s a recessive trait. If the two traits from your parents blend, then it is … Continue reading Dominant and recessive traits
Zebra mussels, also known as Dreissena polymorpha, are a small freshwater mollusk. Zebra mussels live in shallow freshwater like lakes and rivers. They have been a problem for people and other sea life for many years. They get their name from the striped pattern on their shells. Their shells are D-shaped with yellow and brownish … Continue reading Zebra Mussels- A Growing Hazard