In the 16th century an English sailor gave an account of walking across the American interior from Mexico to Nova Scotia.
Octopuses have fascinating abilities. Some have fins that help them move. Others demonstrate intelligence. The genome of one species is very unusual.
Adapted from a IB extended essay, this article examines the linguistic and cultural history resulting in the evolution of Spanish and the regional differences in the language.
Some sharks produce beautiful patterns of light in a process called biofluorescence. The light emission may have important functions.
Shoebill storks, or shoebills, have a huge and impressive bill. The animal's unusual features make it a unique bird. Its population has been classified in the "Vulnerable" category of the IUCN's Red List.
Pitcher plants produce cups that trap and digest prey. The digestive enzymes of one species can break down gluten and may help people with celiac disease.
Imprisoned for helping the Jews and aiding the resistance in Nazi-occupied Holland, Cornelia "Corrie" ten Boom survived the Holocaust to found a worldwide ministry based on love and forgiveness.
In the Civil War Robert E. Lee was a defender of slavery, while Ulysses S. Grant did all he could to destroy it. But it was Lee who thought slavery was morally wrong, while Grant seemed not to care one way or the other.
This event, which concluded on 18th April 1521, has gone down in history with an unfortunate name that means something completely different from what most English-speaking people would assume. It was in fact a fundamental turning point in the history of Christianity.
Filled with all the high school drama and cliches we love, this book is witty, insightful, intelligent, and an entertaining account of a teen’s realizations. Norris is a black French Canadian hockey-playing teen loner who just relocated to Austin, Texas, where he literally cannot stop sweating.
With billions of galaxies in the universe there is a huge potential for Earth-like planets with intelligent life. But here are the reasons why we may never find it.
This article explores the causes (and aftermath) of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that occurred on 25-26 April 1986 near Pripyat, Ukraine. What prompted reactor #3 to fail? Could the disaster have been avoided altogether?
College is a wonderful experience. I’m sure you’ve watched enough commencement speeches which reiterate the same thing, gloss over all the hardships, and tell you that your degree is going to win you your dream job. Here are some dirty secrets they don't tell you.
This guide to identifying 21 beetle types is easy to use and accurate. Find out if your beetle is rare, if it might be a pest, and more.
In the search for dark matter, many different possibilities exist. One of these is axions, and their potential is real.
Coral bleaching is an event in which corals lose their pigment and main source of food. It often causes corals to die. Oxybenzone in sunscreens may contribute to coral bleaching.