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What Is Evidence Analysis?

During a court hearing or trial, it is necessary for the legal counsel representing each litigant to present certain types of objects or narratives that corroborate with the arguments they present. Such objects are referred to as court evidence. In order to determine the relevance of the evidence...

NASA Press Conference to Discuss Life Beyond Earth

NASA Press Conference to Discuss Life Beyond Earth

NASA's website issued an important message Wednesday regarding "a news conference on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 2 p.m. EST to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life." Astrobiology is the study of the origin and evolution of the universe....

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What Are Psychological Human Universals?

Psychological human universals is an anthropological and evolutionary psychology term referring to behavioral or cognitive traits which are common for all neurologically normal human beings. Human universalism partially challenges cultural relativism which exaggerates the variations amongst people....

10 Scientific Expeditions That Were Doomed From the Start

10 Scientific Expeditions That Were Doomed From the Start

The road to scientific advancement is never easy. Behind every great discovery or new piece of knowledge lies many hours of toil, labor, and in some cases, danger – not least when the pursuit of scientific knowledge requires journeying into the wild, into the skies or across the sea. Considering...

Wildlife Conservation Society: Tigers Are "Winning" in Parts of India, Russia, and Thailand

Wildlife Conservation Society: Tigers Are "Winning" in Parts of India, Russia, and Thailand

The Wildlife Conservation Society has offered its praise to the governments of India, Russia, and Thailand as their efforts have helped tigers and other big cats in "winning" their re-population. Despite habitat encroachment, poaching, loss of prey, and other imminent threats, the six endangered...

10 Best Monkeys and Anthropoids Flipping the Bird

10 Best Monkeys and Anthropoids Flipping the Bird

Monkeys, apes, chimps, orangutans, gorillas, gibbons, and other anthropoids are all kinds of wonderful. As our furry ancestral cousins, they are smart, adorable in their own right, and often funny as hell. Though they communicate with each other and with humans in a number of ways, there is one...

Choosing the Best Binoculars for Versatile Wildlife Viewing

Choosing the Best Binoculars for Versatile Wildlife Viewing

There are many tools that are important to the biologist and naturalist, but one of the most useful pieces of equipment that are needed for wildlife field observations is the binocular. Binoculars (Bins) come in different shapes and sizes, and can be purchased at a wide range of prices. My first...

What Is Flesh Eating Bacteria ?

What Is Flesh Eating Bacteria ?

Flesh Eating Bacteria is caused by a family of bacteria. Most prominent being Staphylococcus aureus, Vibrio vulnificus, Clostridium perfringens, and Bacteroides fragilis. It is one of the most painful and deadly forms of bacterial infection known to mankind. Every year more and more people die...

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What Is a Cold Blooded Animal?

Cold blooded animals are known as ectotherms. These are animals that do not possess the internal regulatory system to control their body temperature. Instead of an internal system, these ectotherms use the heat of the sun that is absorbed by the environment to regulate their body temperature. Some...

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What Is an Allotrope?

An allotrope is a kind of matter that is made of only one kind of atom. Some examples are carbon, sulfur, and phosphorous. This unique molecular configuration tends to display very particular physical properties. Some substances have different kinds of allotropes, which will reflect different...