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Posts tagged organisms

June 5, 2014

 

A computer-generated representation of an individual's DNA

How Closely Related Are We?

We humans tend to focus on the differences between us, even in spite of abundant similarities.

June 19, 2009

 

Microscopic view of pollen

Biodiversity: It’s Good for Your Health!

We hear a lot about the importance of biodiversity these days--but just what is biodiversity and why is it so important? Find out on this Moment of Science.

August 1, 2006

 

microscope image of telomere caps

The Problem with Telomeres

Why do we age? Science didn't really start investigating that question until the 1960's.

June 27, 2006

 

chicken close-up

As Scarce As Hen’s Teeth?

Many organisms possess genes or traits that they do not express.

February 10, 2006

 

boy_girl

Why Are There Males and Females?

Why are there males and females? Why are there two sexes instead of three, or twelve, or one?

October 21, 2005

 

Photosynthesis without Sunlight

Photosynthesis is the biochemical process in which energy from sunlight is converted by plants, algae, and some bacteria into sugars, which are used by the organism as food. That is, these organisms convert the energy of the sun into a different form of energy. However, there is a least one exception: a little bacterium deep under the Pacific Ocean which manages photosynthesis without sunlight. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

January 13, 2005

 

SPIM

Learn about new microscopic technology on this Moment of Science.

December 2, 2004

 

Green fungi growing on a tree

Fungi

Fungi: Plant, Animal, or Neither? The answer may surprise you.

October 21, 2004

 

Dead Zones in the Ocean

Are there dead zones in the ocean? Find out on this Moment of Science.

October 15, 2004

 

Life Traces in Lava

Do you ever stop to think about how all living things are ultimately related? "Life Traces in Lava" on this Moment of Science.

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