Soil; Greater Than Dirt

Soil; Greater Than Dirt

Soil is just dirt that helps root plants in their place. Right? Wrong. The mixture of organic matter we call soil is much more than dirt you put in a pot. Topsoil is where the living and nonliving aspects of soil meet, and topsoil is vital for both ecosystem health and agricultural stability. Soil is […]

Amazing Facts About Prokaryotic Cells!

Amazing Facts About Prokaryotic Cells!

Many Biologists are passionately fascinated by prokaryotes, the same way a “normal” person might be excited about sports, music, or some other hobby. These are some of the characteristics that get scientists so excited about these tiny, primitive creatures. The word prokaryote comes from the Greek words pro meaning before and Karyon meaning Kernel or […]

Tropical Rainforests Vs Deserts

Tropical Rainforests Vs Deserts

Two of the many major biomes that cover this earth are the tropical rainforest and the desert. Both have many differences and similarities, and have a unique way of inhabiting their animal life. The tropical rainforests average temperature year round is about 80 degrees fahrenheit. It his home to many gigantic green trees, colorful birds, […]

Are All Disorders Genetic?

Are All Disorders Genetic?

Some genetic disorders are not hereditary. Such as down’s syndrome and some cancers. There is actually a molecular explanation for these types of diseases. The causes of some of these diseases is an error in a cell division process called nondisjunction, where the error produces more or less the amount of chromosomes distributed among an […]

What Happens When You Grow on a Cellular Level?

What Happens When You Grow on a Cellular Level?

Cell signaling is needed for growth and development, coordination, reproduction and death. The whole process of cell signaling is relatively simple. An endocrine cell releases a signaling chemical, which is a hormone. The hormone enters the bloodstream, it travels all the way until it gets in range of certain cells with proper receptors so they […]