Breathing

Breathing is vital to staying alive. Us humans need oxygen so that our bodies can perform all kinds of functions that keep us from pushing up daisies. Starting with a broad view of breathing, inside the thoracic cavity, the diaphragm is a muscle attached to the bottom of our lungs. Its function is to pull… Read More Breathing

Arthropods

Insects, arachnids, crustaceans and myriapods. The largest phylum classification in the world. Arthropods are so diverse and numerous, yet they all share basic traits and features like a segmented body, an exoskeleton, and pairs of appendages. Probably the most simplified name for these creatures is “bugs”. These “bugs” range from ants to crabs, bees to… Read More Arthropods

Fruit of Plants

Plants that produce fruit such as apples, oranges, kiwis, pomegranates, etc., use an incredible amount of nutrients and sugars to create its fruit.  Why?  Why expend all those healthy factors into something that it will eventually drop off or lose? Looking at this question from a  logical standpoint, the plant has to continue its species… Read More Fruit of Plants

Taxonomy

Taxonomy, the classification of living things, is complicated yet it is also very helpful. When naming an animal, the taxonomist using two names.  Say you found a new species of dog.  A taxonomist gives it two names: Canus (dog), and the next one is its own name. Taxonomy is helpful for people, especially scientists and… Read More Taxonomy