Snakes: covered in a skin of supple, living scales; legless; with staring eyes that never blink or close; a flickering forked tongue; and, sometimes, fangs that deliver toxic venom. Snakes inspire fascination and feelings in a way that no other type of animal can. These long, legless reptiles play an important role in the natural environment and food webs. Effective hunters and ambush predators, snakes use their highly-developed senses of sight, taste, hearing and touch to locate, recognise and track their prey. Some snakes use a lethal dose of venom, a modified saliva, to paralyse and kill their prey while others use their powerful muscular bodies to squeeze their prey to death. Snakes are highly mobile creatures, able to move over sand and rocks; burrow in the soil; squeeze through
Plenty of you may be thinking, "Why should I care about what is happening to elephants? " To which I want to ask, c an you imagine living in a world without elephants? Unfortunately, we are headed in that direction, with only about African elephants left in the entire world. Elephants are among the most culturally significant creatures alive and are economic gold mines, attracting tons of tourism money to countries with poorer economies. It is quite difficult to comprehend, only being able to see elephants in pictures and then, the possibility that the next generation will never witness a real, living elephant. If humans will not stop the murders, this prospect will come closer and closer to becoming a reality. Elephants are easily deemed as one of the most iconic and emotionally
What is GIFT? GIFT is an assisted reproductive procedure which involves removing a womansPeggs, mixing them with sperm, and immediately placing them into a fallopianPtube. One of the main differences between this procedure and (IVF) and (ZIFT) procedures is that with GIFT the fertilization process takes placePinside the fallopian tube rather than in a laboratory. However, healthyPtubes are necessary for GIFT to work. How is GIFT performed? GIFT is an assisted reproductive procedure that involves the following: Patients must first have an to determine the presence of at least one healthy fallopian tube. The doctor will also use a laparoscope to ensure that there is not any scar tissue on the outside of the fallopian tube. Using a laparoscope, eggs are then retrieved from the ovaries. The
A single-frequency sound wave traveling through air will cause a sinusoidal pressure variation in the air. The air motion which accompanies the passage of the sound wave will be back and forth in the direction of the propagation of the sound, a characteristic of waves. Physics professor of the University of Wisconsin shows one way to visualize these longitudinal pressure waves in his "Wonders of Physics " demonstration show. A loudspeaker is driven by a tone generator to produce single frequency sounds in a pipe which is filled with natural gas (methane). ...
makes its appearance each December as millions of Americans and Europeans hang a of it in their doorways during the holiday season. According to custom, if you're caught standing under the, you may get a kiss. So what is it about this little plant that gives it its power to make people up? For, has been considered a plant that increases life and. Celtic Druids living in the 1st century A. D. viewed it as a symbol of vivacity, since it remained green while other plants were bare during winter. Some historians believe the connection between and a kiss comes from ancient mythology. According to happier versions of the legend, Baldur (sometimes spelled Baldr or Balder) was killed by an enemy's arrow made of. His mother, the goddess Frigg, wept tears onto the arrow. Her tears turned into
A subreddit for you to share those miniature epiphanies you have that highlight the oddities within the familiar. Showerthought is a loose term that applies to the types of thoughts you might have while carrying out a routine task like showering, driving, or daydreaming. At their best, Showerthoughts are universally relatable and find the amusing/interesting within the mundane. Please be respectful of others submissions. Rudeness is unacceptable. All content must be original and unique. Submissions that match (or echo similar sentiments to) ideas offered by other people will be removed, regardless of whether or not those ideas have appeared on reddit. Blatant reposting and plagiarism may result in a ban. Your entire thought must be in the title. Any further information needs to be posted
The reason added sugar (and its evil twin. High Fructose Corn Syrup) is bad for you, is that it supplies a very large amount of. Sugar (and HFCS) are half glucose, half fructose. Glucose is essential and can be metabolized by pretty much every cell in the body. If we don t get it from the diet, our bodies make it from proteins and fat. Fructose, however, is not essential to our functioning in any way. The only organ that can metabolize fructose is the liver, because only the liver has a transporter for it ( ). ...
Although the increase in popularity of Jazz music in the '20s is generally attributed to African-Americans, Caucasians, as well as African-Americans were at the root of the movement. The cultural shift that occurred during this decade is most often attributed to the blending of African-American traditions and Caucasian middle-class ideals. The era was also preceded by the Great War, which destroyed many old social conventions, leaving the way wide open for new ones to be developed. Famous Jazz musicians of the time period include Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller and Benny Goodman. Several female artists were also prominent such as Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday, which served to pave the way for future female artists. The Jazz Age continued up to the Great Depression. During this time, many
Have you ever applied to aВscholarshipВand were absolutely sure you would win? Let me give you some advice; donвt count your chickens before they hatch! Sure, when I first started applying for scholarships, I was a bit cocky and secretly thought people would start throwing money my way because of my grades and obvious talent, but thatвs not quite how it panned out. In fact, I applied to 25 scholarships before I ever won my first award. What was I doing wrong? As it turns out, nothing; you just have to understand that many scholarship programs are subjective, especially those that include anВessay. Depending on who is reading your submission, it may sail through to the finals or end up in the rejection pile. For example, I've submitted the same creative writing story to five contests. I
By Dr. Becker If and when your BFF (best furry friend) does the unthinkable and samples some poop, it's best to try to keep an open mind (while also trying to keep your lunch down). This is because, according to "в [M]ore often than not, when animals engage in this behavior, they're not trying not to repulse us в but to communicate something vital about their health and biology. " The scientific name for "this behavior" is, and it will typically be your dog and not your cat who indulges. Beyond the disgust factor, many dog parents who catch little Buddy or Bella in the act leap to the conclusion there's something wrong with their pet. But as Brogan points out, that's not always or even typically the case. "In fact," he writes, "even when coprophagia does suggest that there's something