Scientists have studied the genetic makeup of life forms on the planet since the 1800s, and advances in technology over the years have helped to continue this research into the basic building blocks of life. The discovery of the helical structure of DNA in the 1950s was an important leap forward that created the field […]
What Are Genes and How Do They Work?
Taste is subjective. A person’s taste preference can be tremendously influenced by culture, upbringing, and personal health concerns. This generally means it is rare to find two individuals with the same exact tastes in food and drink. However, there is something that a lot of people would agree on, regardless of what kind of foods […]
In everyday usage, the words marsh and swamp are often used interchangeably. As such, most people think that they refer to the same thing. At a superficial level, using the term swamp and marsh to describe the wetter areas of our world is correct. That is a result of both marshes and swamps being types […]
Ah, baby carrots. The quintessential diet food. The lunch box staple. The default vegetable whenever someone doesn’t want to put much effort into whipping up a proper dinner. Carrots also happen to have a questionable impact when it comes to improving eyesight. But, they’re tasty, healthy, and most of all, convenient. What more can you ask […]
Ants are known to have a short life cycle. However, it may surprise you to know that some ants can outlive household pets. Many have life spans that vary from days to decades. The question of how long do ants live actually varies widely by species and type of ant. We will dive a bit […]
Never has a color combination been more strongly associated with a specific event or holiday than green and red. White and black can be the a chessboard, the representations of good and evil, or the colorings of a Dalmatian- but green and red? That’s Christmas. Only Christmas. But, why are red and green Christmas colors? Why […]