The Double Life of Salmon

Salmon are very unique creatures, in that they can live in both freshwater and saltwater environments. They live part of their short lives in the ocean and the rest of the time they spend in freshwater rivers and lakes. In a sense, Salmon live a double life in two very different environments. How are Salmon…

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The Feedback Mechanism of Breath

Whenever you start breathing really hard or find yourself gasping for breath, what is the cause? Is it because of the shortage of oxygen in your body or an excess of carbon dioxide? Your body breathes by taking in oxygen from outside of the body and exchanging it with carbon dioxide which your body then…

Animal Intelligence Vs Human Intelligence

What Does it Mean When We Say an Animal is Intelligent? How Is Human Intelligence Different from That of Animals? An animal is said to be intelligent when it shows signs of being able to learn, teach, and communicate with others of its species. A Gorilla, for example is thought to be highly intelligent, because of its…

Feeding Habits of Fungi Vs That of Animals

Animals and Fungi differ in many different ways, but one of the most obvious is the way that they consume their food. The digestion and absorption of food in fungi is very unique and interesting; so let's jump into this! 🙂 Fungi possess special chemicals that they will secrete onto their food source. These chemicals…

Gymnosperms vs Angiosperms

All plant are divided into two main categories: Gymnosperms and Angiosperms. Today I will explain what each of those groups are and the differences between them. Gymnosperms simply mean "naked seed". This just means that the seeds of these types of plants are not protectively covered in any way. A common example of a gymnosperm…