View random article
#

What Is a Cold Blooded Animal?

Cold blooded animals are known as ectotherms. These are animals that do not possess the internal regulatory system to control their body temperature. Instead of an internal system, these ectotherms use the heat of the sun that is absorbed by the environment to regulate their body temperature. Some...

#

What Is a Mangosteen?

While mangosteens are not readily available in the United States, their popularity is growing – largely due to the incredible and unique flavor. It was a hit even with Queen Victoria, who offered a reward to anyone who could successfully cultivate it in England. Unfortunately, all efforts failed....

15 Ways Science Will Kill Us All

15 Ways Science Will Kill Us All

15. LHC The chances of the Large Hadron Collider actually producing a miniature black hole—or anything life threatening for that matter—are so small as to be minute. Like, crazy minute. As in, will probably never happen so minute. And even if the LHC does start producing tiny little baby black...

#

What Is Flora and Fauna?

When people talk about flora and fauna, they are actually referring to plants and wildlife. The plants and the wildlife that are native to a particular geographical region is also called as that particular region’s flora and fauna. Both flora and fauna are collective terms because these words always...

#

Egypt's Former King Tutankhamun's Death Mystery Solved

The Journal of American Medicine published the results of a study led by top Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass. Archaeologists and researchers entered the tomb of the "Valley of the Kings" to study Tutankhamon (better known as "King Tut") who died at the age of 19 more than more than 3,000 years ago....

Narwhals Jousting for Superiority Over the Seas

Narwhals Jousting for Superiority Over the Seas

For a brief period during the summer weeks the sea ice around arctic inlets melts, leaving the ocean waters dotted with floating icebergs. Great chunks of ice drift serenely through freezing waters, and arctic birds stand watch ready to pluck their...

#

What Affects Brain Development?

The brain can be affected at any stage in life from in utero to old age. The brain is one of the organs we posses that continues to grow and change. It responds to whatever experience we might encounter, thus anything at any time can either enhance or hinder its development. As from 20 weeks in...

#

What Is an Amniotic Sac?

The amniotic sac protects the fetus. It is made up of membranous tissues and fluids and surrounds the fetus in the womb. It is also known as the bag of water that breaks or ruptures before the birth of the child. The baby is then released from the safety of the amniotic sac. The amniotic sac serves...

#

What Are Psychological Human Universals?

Psychological human universals is an anthropological and evolutionary psychology term referring to behavioral or cognitive traits which are common for all neurologically normal human beings. Human universalism partially challenges cultural relativism which exaggerates the variations amongst people....

#

What Are the Major Organs of the Body & What Do They Do?

The major organs of the body are simply the most well known organs but may not be important if they work alone, as they need to work in co-ordination with all other organs in the body. Starting at the top of the human body, the brain processes information and is the body’s control center. It...