Volcanic Lightning and the Origin of Life

The recent volcanic eruption on the island of La Palma has put the phenomenon of volcanism in all its facets in the spotlight. Apart from getting acquainted with lava flows, and ash ejections, it was possible to observe impressive electrical discharges in the ash cloud above the volcano. These volcanic Lightning is a very strangeContinue reading “Volcanic Lightning and the Origin of Life”

How Does the Eyes See Things – Short Answer

The human eye processes a great deal of information about everything around you, sending all these signals to the brain, which in turn allows you to see: Shapes Colors Textures Movements HOW DO WE SEE? Learn more about the human eye, how light passes through the lens and sends signals, via the optic nerve, toContinue reading “How Does the Eyes See Things – Short Answer”

The 10 Branches of Biology: Their Goals and Characteristics

The science that deals with living things is constantly evolving and specializing. Like any self-respecting science, biology spreads its efforts across various disciplines to cover as much knowledge as possible. This is necessary because there is more and more information. The various branches of biology make it possible to narrow down and focus knowledge inContinue reading “The 10 Branches of Biology: Their Goals and Characteristics”

Examples for Natural Selection

The process of natural selection refers to one of the mechanisms of the evolution of the species of living beings proposed by Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace, from which they explained the design of nature. For example: the white fur of arctic animals that allows them to hide in the snow. Natural selection occursContinue reading “Examples for Natural Selection”

Where Do the Pollen Grains of Flowering Plants Develop?

The place of production of the pollen grain differs according to the plant: In gymnosperms (seed-producing plants), the pollen grain is produced in strobiles. While in angiosperms (flowering plants), the pollen grain is produced in flowers, specifically in the anther (the part of the stamen where pollen is produced). The anther is a kind of tissue-covered pouch thatContinue reading “Where Do the Pollen Grains of Flowering Plants Develop?”

Can We Breathe in an Environment of Pure Oxygen

What happens if you breathe pure oxygen: take a look at Divers Alert Network guidelines. Scuba equipment works by forcing compressed air into the lungs at the same pressure as the pressure of the surrounding water. The deeper you dive, the more air you use. For every 33 feet / 10 meters that you descend,Continue reading “Can We Breathe in an Environment of Pure Oxygen”

Which Is the Longest-Living Organism on the Planet

This question came to mind after I read a 2013 news story about Ming. It is a clam from Iceland that was estimated to be 507 years old, which earned it the title of the longest-living animal on the planet. The clam was named after the dynasty that ruled China in 1499, the year inContinue reading “Which Is the Longest-Living Organism on the Planet”

What Determines the Color of a Hens’ Eggs?

You may have noticed that chicken eggs shells come in different colors. Some people believe that brown-colored eggs are more nutritious than white-shelled eggs. Is this true? The eggshell is rich in calcium carbonate and acts as a chamber for the development of the embryo. Although many people believe that their color is related toContinue reading “What Determines the Color of a Hens’ Eggs?”

Is the Skin a Tissue or an Organ?

When we study the levels of organization of the human body, we learn that cells group together to perform the same function. These groups of cells are tissues. These tissues, in turn, group to form a structure responsible for a specific function in a given system. An organ is a structure formed by several tissues.Continue reading “Is the Skin a Tissue or an Organ?”

What are pandoraviruses and why some scientists doubt they are actually viruses

When the first pandoravirus was described a few years ago, scientists were clear that they were dealing with something unprecedented. Pandoraviruses are part of the family of giant viruses and can be up to 10 times larger than a common virus, even measuring as much or more than other small bacteria. In addition, they haveContinue reading “What are pandoraviruses and why some scientists doubt they are actually viruses”