Beyond the human eye exists an entire world, one that forms the foundation of life as we know it. In this installment of our Introduction to Biology series, we’ll take a closer look through the microscope at genes and DNA.
The Animal Kingdom is absolutely incredible. Full of taxa that are distinguished by characteristics that would otherwise be unimaginable had evolution not brought them into existence. In Part 3 of the New Beginnings series, we’ll take a look at all the different evolutionary groups bunched under Phylum Chordata, our last stop before Class Mammalia.
Hot or not? In this short overview of what it means to be a “sexy son,” we explore the power of cryptic female choice in evolution, and non-sexy males’ contribution to evolution and ecology.
What is a species? To this day, scientists disagree. The idea of what a species truly is incites quite a bit of extensive, often circular discourse, so here’s a quick look at one of the major schools of though on the definition of a “species.”
It’s difficult to tell species apart. This can be especially challenging when you have little to distinguish them but physical features. The biological species concept attempts to solve this problem by setting a clear definition of species based on reproductive capabilities. Here’s a brief overview of this school of thought.
Biology is the foundation of the life sciences. Without a basic understanding of this branch of science, you will be hard-pressed to thoroughly understand other topics. This biology series will introduce you to basic concepts of biological sciences and reproduction.
Keystone species are a critical element to many habitats around the world. Without them, entire ecological systems would collapse. Let’s take a look at some of the world’s most-recognized keystone species.
Animals in captivity is a double-edged sword. While we must preserve certain species in zoos to protect them from extinction, it’s not always the easiest choice. Here we take a neutral look at the ethics of zoos.
Even in this day in age there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding evolution and what it truly is. This is a brief introduction to the topic of macro- vs. micro-evolution! Stick around for more science education articles on evolutionary biology.