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January 2023

Comet C/2022 E3(ZTF)

Rare Green Comet Visits Earth for the First Time Since Ice Age

Comet C/2022 E3(ZTF), Credit: flickr.com/Edu INAF A rare comet – named the C/2022 E3 (ZTF) – is predicted to pass by Earth on February 1, 2023. Because it takes 50,000 years to orbit the Sun, C/2022 E3 (ZTF) may be classified a long period comet. C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is passing by Earth again after 50,000 …

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A mosquito sitting on a plant

Biomagnification: When Toxins Build Up in Nature

Mosquitoes can be irritating! When they bite, they can leave an itchy bump on our skin. Not only that, but mosquitoes can spread dangerous diseases, like malaria, when they bite. Scientists have learned that some chemicals can be used to keep mosquitoes away from us and from the food we grow. DDT is a chemical …

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Two ants on a violet

Do Ants Feel Pain?

Scientists are Searching for the Answer

Ants are one of the most social animals on Earth. They are found on all continents except Antarctica. Scientists have estimated that there are over twenty quadrillion ants in the world. They build their colonies underground, within rotting trees, or under rocks. Ants work together as a colony to find food, care for the larvae, …

Do Ants Feel Pain?

Scientists are Searching for the Answer

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Depending on the availability of resources, dogs can adjust themselves either to a herbivorous or carnivorous diet.

Are Dogs Omnivores?

Dogs can be considered “opportunivores”

When we think of dog food, usually we’ll think of the kibble that we put out for our furry friends. Maybe an image of a dog chomping down on a piece of steak or a chicken breast pops into mind. When we think of dog food, we generally visualize a bowl of kibble, Credit:pexels.com/Barking Royalty …

Are Dogs Omnivores?

Dogs can be considered “opportunivores”

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How do Blisters Form?

Exploring the world of blisters: Types, causes and prevention

Blister on the medial arch of a foot caused by wearing flip flops. Credit: Wikimedia/Frazzmatazz Blisters, those little bubbles of fluid that can form on our skin, can be a pain, literally! But have you ever wondered how they form and why they appear in certain areas of our body? Well, get ready to pop …

How do Blisters Form?

Exploring the world of blisters: Types, causes and prevention

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Do Wasps Die After They Sting?

Do Wasps Die After They Sting?

Exploring the Life Cycle and Behavior of Wasps After Stinging

A paper wasp queen creating a new colony Credit: Wikimedia/Alvesgaspar Wasps are a common sight during the summer months, and many of us have likely had an encounter with one that ended in a sting. But what happens to the wasp after it stings? Does it die? The short answer is no, wasps do not …

Do Wasps Die After They Sting?

Exploring the Life Cycle and Behavior of Wasps After Stinging

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The honey bee – an important pollinator

Saving the Bees: US Approves Innovative Vaccine for Pollinators

The honey bee – an important pollinator, Credit: Wikimedia/Andreas Trepte A Novel Vaccine for Honey Bees Recently, the first vaccine in the world for honey bees was allowed to be used in the United States. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) gave a short-term license to the company, Dalen Animal Health, for the vaccine. Honey bees, …

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