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Symbiosis Example – Nitrogen fixation by bacteria generates ammonia for plants.

  Symbiosis in biology refers to cooperation of two or more organisms where benefits are shared from the interaction. A classic example of symbiois is...

What is a restriction enzyme

restriction enzyme Before the 1970′s the goal of isolating a single gene from a large chromosome was impossible. A gene is much different from a...

Obesity is Linked to Less Diversity of Bacteria in the Gut Microbiome

The gut microbiome can be considered an equivalent of a fingerprint of the gut in the sense that everyone has a unique community of bacteria growing...

What are the ten organ systems that make up the human body?

 Our body is composed of millions of cells. Our cells form unique cell types and function together to create biological machine. Our cells group...

Poisonous Plants That Will Kill You – Strophanthus and Ouabain

 Its been a while since my last post, but I will try to get back to work making interesting posts. Today I am introducing...

naproxen vs ibuprofen

  I recently argued with a coworker about the differences between ibuprofen, the compound use in drugs like Advil, and naproxen sodium, the active compound in Aleve....

What is an ELISA assay

ELIZA ASSAY In this 96 well plate the wells with the darker wells have a greater concentration of a specific protein than lighter wells. Any...

How is blood pressure measured in small animals?

  How is it that pharmaceutical companies can develop drugs for humans that lower their blood pressure? Drugs like Lipitor, Levacor, Zocor, and other blood...

What are the four basic tissue types?

Groups of cells collectively organize into a structure known as a tissue. The properties tissue is determined by the different cell types that form...

Who Invented the First Steam Engine?

James Watt and the Discovery of Steam Engine Some historians believe that the first steam driven machine (steam engine) was conceived in ancient China according to the the...

Was Gravity Really Discovered by Einstein after a Fallen Apple?

Isaac Newton and gravity Sir Isaac Newton and his scientific accomplishments and theories like gravity arguably started the scientific revolution. During his lifetime, between 1643...

Archimedes Principle: Law of Buoyancy

How Did a Tyrant, a Gold Crown, and a Bath House Help Archimedes Establish the Law of Buoyancy? I assume that most of you  have...

Animal Bite Forces

Bite Forces of Animals Notwithstanding the large flow of information given to us by various mediums regarding with the question of Bite Forces of Animals I decided...

Top 7 Mad Scientists between Genius and Insanity:

  There is a thin line between genius and insanity, as the saying goes. This is certainly so for these famous scientists. While their discoveries...

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What is the Policy of Containment?

This is a foreign policy strategy created and executed by the US after WWII founding it's first key purpose in the Truman Doctrine of...

What is the difference between practice and practise?

Do not confuse "practice" with "practise". They sound the same and even look similar (except that one is spelled with a “c” and the...

When do you use the word “fish” and “fishes” ?

Fish or Fishes Some nouns have the same form in the singular and the plural and the word “fish” is such an example. As such,...

How does sound travel?

Sound is transmitted by particles (atoms or molecules) in a solid, liquid or gas colliding with each other. It is a wave which is...

What is the difference between an ocean and a sea?

Ocean and sea are two words that are used frequently and interchangeably (in writing and conversation) to mean the same thing: a continuous mass...

What is the Kinetic Molecular Theory of Matter?

The Kinetic Molecular Theory of Matter is a concept that basically states that atoms and molecules possess an energy of motion (kinetic energy) that...

How was Electricity Discovered by Benjamin Franklin

Is it True That Electricity was Discovered by an Experiment Conducted by Benjamin Franklin Using a Kite and a Bolt of Lightning? Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)...

Why is the sky blue in the day and black at night?

During the day (daylight) the sky has a blue appearance because the Sun’s light (white light) is made up of rainbow of colors (red,...

Animal Bite Forces

Bite Forces of Animals Notwithstanding the large flow of information given to us by various mediums regarding with the question of Bite Forces of Animals I decided...

Tell Me Why Fun Facts

Welcome to Tell Me Why Fun Facts page. Here you will be learning some very interesting and amazing facts in a fun and easy categorized synopsis format. This webpage will be updated whenever I can so you can...

Who Invented the First Steam Engine?

James Watt and the Discovery of Steam Engine Some historians believe that the first steam driven machine (steam engine) was conceived in ancient China according to the the...

How to determine types of enzyme inhibition?

Inhibition are caused by effects of molecules that are a substrate and decrease rates of enzymes. Inhibition of enzymes is normal and organisms will...

How do Astronauts communicate in space?

In order for one to hear sound it must travel through air (gas particles) of which space has very few per cubic centimeter. Sound...

When do you use “a” or “an” ?

The two indefinite articles a and an are used with singular nouns when the noun is general. They refer to nouns which are non-specific (i.e. not definite). In...

Why do children loose their baby teeth?

Children usually start loosing their baby teeth (primary teeth) anywhere between the age of 6 to 7 years where their jaws have grown to...

What is the Purpose of the United Nations?

The United Nations (UN) is an international organization dedicated in promoting world peace, collective security and friendly relations among most of the world’s nations....

Is outer space a perfect vacuum?

Outer space (also called just space) is all the space in the universe beyond Earth and its atmosphere. It can be simple stated that...

Reusing plastic water bottles; is it safe or BAD?

Is it safe to reuse plastic water bottles? The internet is full of warnings against refilling plastic bottles with water. But what is true and what...

Why Does Popcorn Pop?

A popcorn kernel is a cereal grain (seed). It is made up of four major physical structures: (1) The Pericarp (seed coat or outer hull):...

Was Gravity Really Discovered by Einstein after a Fallen Apple?

Isaac Newton and gravity Sir Isaac Newton and his scientific accomplishments and theories like gravity arguably started the scientific revolution. During his lifetime, between 1643...

Where does the oxygen come from that fish breathe?

Water is formed from the combination reaction of hydrogen gas (H2) and oxygen gas (O2) to produce liquid water (H2O). In other words, each molecule...

Why are some clouds dark in appearance?

A cloud is a visible mass of water (tiny water droplets and/or ice crystals) suspended in the atmosphere at a considerable altitude. Clouds are...

How is a star born?

Birth of a star The universe is a wondrous place where many processes, that defy all imagination,occur. One of these magical phenomena is the birth...

What is Social Darwinism?

Social Darwinism is a misguided social theory that attempts to adapt Charles Darwin natural selection principles and apply it to human society. This social theory, promotes...

What is the Difference Between Affect and Effect

Difference Between Homonyms Affect and Effect It is easy to get homonyms mixed up when you are writing them out. Two of the biggest culprits that...

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