Biology

  • Court Declares Captive Orangutan Is “Non-Human Person” An Argentinian court has decided that a Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) named Sandra is a non-human person with rights, and will no longer be held captive in the Buenos Aires zoo where she has lived for the last 20 years. Sandra’s case was taken up in November 2013 by the ...
  • A World Without Bees A world without bees is unimaginable! Nearly one-third of U.S. crops – including many vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds – depend on bees for pollination. But despite the vital role that bees play, the Environmental Protection Agency continues to approve pesticides that are linked to a bee die-off of historic ...
  • What Does Your DNA Say About You? Discover your ancestral origins and trace your lineage with a personalized analysis of your DNA. 23andMe is a privately held personal genomics and biotechnology company based in Mountain View, California that provides rapid genetic testing. The company is named for the 23 pairs of chromosomes in a normal human cell. Their ...
  • 12 Animals We All Want To Cuddle Cuddly Animals When we see cute and fluffy animals, we want to cuddle them. Some of these animals make great pets. You may already own one or a few of them. Here are my top twelve picks for the most cuddly animals: 1. Kittens Even though kittens bite, scratch, hiss and ruin our ...

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