Category: Biology

We all know that leaves help plants turn the sun’s life-giving rays into food. Leaves that fall into to the ground not only help protect trees from the winter cold, but they also help store...
There’s truth in the idea that life on earth revolves around the “survival of the fittest.” When the weather gets too warm or cold, animals find a way to survive. How? Many people think that...
In taxonomy, a scientific naming process called binomial nomenclature gives all known organism two names, which is similar to people having a first name and surname. This systematic process names organisms according to their genus...
The most basic unit of all living things is called a cell. It is the smallest structural and fundamental component of life. All organisms, simple or complex, consist of one or more cells. When it...
Medical issues are always scary. Even more so when you hear about a possible staph or strep infection! You don’t even know which one is worse, so you fear both of them. Let’ see whether...
Cell walls and cell membranes both protect the contents of cells from their surroundings. They separate intracellular components from the outside environment and help provide shape to the cell. However, cell walls and cell membranes...
Nuts and seeds are healthy sources of nutrients that are vital to the human diet. However, did you know that there are strict requirements for a nut to be called a “nut,” and for a...
Respiration, or cellular respiration, is an essential body function that involves the production of energy that cells use for energy. This function is classified into two types: aerobic and anaerobic respiration. Let’s learn the difference...
Human beings undeniably need plants and animals. From our favorite green salads to our loving pets that give us comfort when we get home from work, animals and plants are indeed part of our daily...
You know those nasty times when your body is invaded by a virus or by bacteria and you need to take antibiotics to feel better? Wait. Which one do you take antibiotics for? Which of...