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


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