Category Archives: Biology

Yeah, Showers Won’t Help Much…

The average square centimeter of your skin is home to about 50,000,000 bacteria.  I know, I know…ew.  Fortunately, most of them can’t hurt us.  Want to know what’s even more gross?  Other microorganisms, like mites and lice, make their homes … Continue reading

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Wake Up, Already!

Because this blog writer desperately needs a nap, here’s a post dedicated to the sleepiest animals on earth: 1. Sloth With 23 hours of the day spent sleeping, a sloth makes your college roommate look positively energetic. 2. Koala Koalas … Continue reading

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The Brain Game

Most of our brain cells will last our entire lives.  A few areas of the brain will grow new cells until we are toddlers, but only the area responsible for memories and learning will keep adding cells.  The best way … Continue reading

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The Swarm

Locusts, which are related to grasshoppers, can feed in groups to wipe out huge expanses of vegetation.  Desert locusts are especially problematic in parts of Africa.  Natural predators, like birds, aren’t very effective at keeping swarms of locusts under control.  … Continue reading

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How Often Do You Blink?

Wow, 4,200,000 times a year? Yes, you blink A LOT.  Why?  To lubricate your eyes and clear out dust, dirt, and anything else that can scratch your eyes.  You will blink your eyes more often if there are particles in … Continue reading

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So Poisonous!

There are a lot of dangerous animals in the world.  How do you decide who is the most poisonous?  First of all, it’s important to distinguish between “poisonous” and “venomous.”  Poison must be ingested (swallowed), while venom is injected.  Some … Continue reading

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