Articles (Biology)

The Anatomist and the Artist
(Life Sciences)

One of the most obvious examples of the unbreakable bond between art and science is the relationship between visual arts and anatomy.


Moving Plants
(Behavioral Sciences)

When you read the title “Moving Plants”, you may ask yourself “Do plants move?” Guess what? They do.


In Brain Evolution: Size Speaks Volumes
(Behavioral Sciences)

The brain is the most complex one; it serves as the center of the nervous system in all vertebrates and most invertebrates. Our brain size, however, has not always been the same.


Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum
(Behavioral Sciences)

Despite the bizarre name, Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum is not a spell from the magical world of Harry Potter; it is a rare medical condition.


Human Colors
(The Colors of Life)

 Anthropologists and biologists place all races in existence today as a single species, which points to the fact that the differences  between human races are not really all that great.


Terrestrial Hide and Seek
(The Colors of Life)

Camouflage is a process through which animals change colors in accordance with the surrounding environment, becoming hardly distinguishable from it.


Do Women see More Colors than Men?
(The Colors of Life)

Roses are red, violets are blue; or are they? The colors you see may not always be the same someone else sees. 


3D-Printed Vasculature Networks Created
(Life Sciences)

Researchers in the field of 3D printing technology have been actively attempting to come up with new methods to artificially create lifelike blood vessels that can fully function in the human body.

Nature's Palette: Living Colors (Animalia)
(The Colors of Life)

The most common animal pigment is melanin, which is a brown or black polymer that occurs in skin or fur. 

​Bone Grafting
(Life Sciences)

Technology has come such a long way that it has definitely entered all aspects of our lives; one of the fields that have developed by leaps and bounds is the medical field. 


DNA Microchips
(Life Sciences)

DNA microchips, also known as microarrays, are strong bases generally made of glass or silicon, upon which the DNA is added in an orderly way.

Nature's Palette: Living Colors (Plantae)
(The Colors of Life)

The plant and animal kingdoms abound with bright colors, from the lush green of photosynthesizing plants to the striking colors of fluttering butterflies.

Herophilus and Erasistratus: The Butchers of Alexandria
(Life Sciences)

Thousands of years ago, during the golden era of scientific enquiry in the 3rd century BCE, our hometown Alexandria of Ptolemaic Egypt was the world’s greatest center of learning and scholarship. 

Do the Twist!
(The Scientist Inside You)

DNA is an organic chemical of complex molecular structure found in all living cells; it codes genetic information allowing the transmission of inherited traits.


Congenital Birth Defects
(Life Sciences)

Not all babies are born healthy; unfortunately, some are born with congenital birth defects. Unlike diseases that are related to an unhealthy lifestyle, congenital birth defects exist since birth.


Vocal Learners and Evolution
(Life Sciences)

Several species make speech-like sounds, including whales, elephants, not to mention parrots; but, how do they make these human-like sounds?

​Biodiversity at Stake: A Historical Account
(Life Sciences)

What makes Earth unique among its peer planets is that it supports life. For ages, the planet has embraced diverse forms of life that flourished across its oceans and lands and has been home to innumerable species. 

Controlling the Brain’s Traffic
(Life Sciences)

The human body is made up of trillions of cells; cells of the nervous system are known as nerve cells or neurons. 

The Deadliest Viruses in History: Rabies, Dengue Fever, and Smallpox
(Life Sciences)

Which virus do we consider deadly? Is it the virus that spreads quickly? Or is it the virus that kills most of the infected persons?


The Deadliest Viruses in History: Influenza and Ebola
(Life Sciences)

Which virus do we consider deadly? Is it the virus that spreads quickly? Or is it the virus that kills most of the infected persons?

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