Microorganisms and Climate Change

Human activities and their effects on the climate and environment cause unprecedented animal and plant extinctions, endangering these forms of life, resulting in loss of biodiversity as we have seen in the past. This we know for a fact because of the amount of research that has been conducted about it. However, Microorganisms haven't been [...]

Animal Dentition

Dentition is the organization and the structure of teeth in an animal. Most of the dentition in mammals evolve based on their food type. Other animals like snakes have modified teeth that are called fangs, that hold venom if a snake is venomous to help poison their prey. There are four types of teeth: incisors [...]

The Endocrine System

The endocrine system has the major function of secreting animal hormones that are used as chemical signals secreted into the extracellular fluid carried by the circulatory system. Hormones are the functional unit and endocrine glands or ductless glands secrete them. Neuro-secretory cells are nerve cells that secrete hormones into the blood. Hormone system sometimes are [...]

The Circulatory System

The circulatory system has the major function of circulating blood that transports oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. Major organs are the lungs, heart, and blood vessels. The functional unit are the red blood cells. Red Blood Cell Mammals have a closed circulatory system called the cardiovascular system. The heart has one or two atria, [...]

Environmental Science – Astronomy: Tides and Debris

Welcome to the last astronomy post! Gravity between the Earth, moon, and the sun causes tides. The moon's gravity has a strong effect on the oceans than the sun due to how much closer the moon is to the Earth. Daily there are 2 high and 2 low tides. Spring tides are when the Earth, [...]

Fingerprint Scanners

Go to a Best Buy, Target, or any store that sells smartphones. There's a very good chance that the vast majority of the devices there have some sort of fingerprint reader - unless, of course, it's name begins with "iPhone X". Ever since the Pantech GI100 introduced the technology to the mobile world in 2004 [...]

Environmental Science – Astronomy: Stars

Stars are large incandescent bodies. Stars radiate electromagnetic, heat, and light energy which produces their light. Hotter stars glow with shorter wavelength lights making them blue in color. Stars are held together by gravity. Hydrogen combines through fusion reactions producing energy and forming Helium. The lifestyle of a star is as shown below: Stars begin [...]

Hydraulic Fracking

Oil is a commodity that is precious to our civilization as several parts such as transport and production depend on it. To constantly be able to meet our oil needs, the oil and gas industry has been expanding consistently for decades and advances in technology have been emerging in order to be able to occupy [...]