Articles (Zoology)

Illegal Wildlife Trade
(Back to Nature)

Mankind has always been fascinated with what is deemed exotic and rare. 


Pandas: A Black and White Issue
(Back to Nature)

China’s lovely giant pandas were listed as endangered species; however, in 2016, their status changed from “endangered” to “vulnerable”.


Meet the Artist
(Science and Art)

I like the artist’s style, he is very talented. Let’s take a photo with him.


Wild Artists
(Science and Art)

When I was surfing the internet, a clip popped up displaying a young female elephant painting a picture of an elephant running and holding a flower in its trunk.


And the Winner is …
(Science and Sports)

As football fans were passionately following the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Achilles was busy predicting match results using its “cat sense”.


Animal Testing Nightmare
(Environment and Us)

Can animal testing turn into a nightmare?

Animal Testing
(Environment and Us)

Laboratory animals are most commonly used in biomedical research, education, and product safety testing. 

Supermalaria
(Human Health)

If you are planning to travel to Southeast Asia, you have to be aware of mosquitos and the diseases they may cause. 

The Mystery of Shark Attacks
(Safe Summer)

Back in 2010, a series of bloody shark attacks terrorized the normally serene beaches of Sharm-Elsheikh. The attacks were so ferocious that experts were at a loss explaining the unprecedented behavior.


Summer Bites
(Safe Summer)

Having my legs and arms covered with insect bites indicates that summer has arrived. With summer’s heat, buzzing bees, marching ants, and swarming mosquitoes invade our world.


Monsters of the Ocean: The Grotesque Pacific Viperfish
(Safe Summer)

The pacific viperfish, Chauliodus sloani, is one of the most grotesque-looking deep ocean fish in existence; the kind of fish that could be featured in a horror movie.


Monsters of the Ocean: The Elusive Giant Squid
(Safe Summer)

The elusive giant squid, known to science as Architeuthis dux, is a true sea monster.


Life in Captivity
(Behavioral Sciences)

Wild animals in captivity are denied everything; they are unable to do what is natural and important to them.


Animals: Are They Smart?
(Behavioral Sciences)

Animals are intelligent; they have good problem-solving skills and are very much aware of their surroundings.

Fire Breating Dragons
(The Four Elements: The Roots of Life)

While most scientists believe that dragons are the product of the rich imagination, some  believe that they one day roamed the Earth and might have been the last surviving dinosaurs.


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.


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. 

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. 

International Tiger Day: 29 July
(Environment and Us)

Tigers are among the most magnificent animals in the world. However, they are also vulnerable to extinction. A hundred years ago, there were 100,000 tigers in the wild; but today, there are as few as 3,200.

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