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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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Pyroraptor olympius dinosaur covered in feathers

Are Dinosaurs Reptiles or Birds?

Most dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago. It is likely that an asteroid hit Earth, destroying many types of creatures. Before this, dinosaurs lived for 165 million years on Earth. We know this because of scientists called paleontologists who study the past through fossil records. Fossil records gained popularity with Mary Anning’s work.  Scientists …

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White-lipped snail (Cepaea hortensis), Cumnor Hill, Oxford. Attribution

What do Snails Eat?

Their habitat determines the foods they eat

Have you seen a snail sliding along a sidewalk on its muscular foot? Snails are fascinating invertebrates that carry their home, a spiral shell, with them as they move. Their shell provides them support and protects them from predators. Snails can be found all over the world in deserts, forests, rivers, lakes, oceans, gardens, and …

What do Snails Eat?

Their habitat determines the foods they eat

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Weaker jaws of humans provided more space in the skull for the brain to develop

Bite Force of Humans

Weaker jaws of humans provided more space in the skull for the brain to develop, Credit: pexels.com/Oleksandr PidvalnyiClose-Up Shot o Have you ever wondered why humans have such weak bites compared to other animals? While some animals, like alligators and lions, can chomp down with over 1,000 pounds of force, the average human bite force is only …

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Dogs lick their paws quite frequently

The Surprising Reasons Why Dogs Lick Their Paws

Hey there! Have you ever noticed that your dog likes to lick their paws? It might seem strange, but there are actually a lot of reasons why dogs lick their paws. Dogs are really interesting animals, and they do lots of things that humans might not understand. But that’s okay, because we can learn more …

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Meet the sharks

How Long Have Sharks Been Around?

Table of Contents Meet the Sharks Meet the sharks, Credit: Wikimedia/Kschotanus It’s quite hard to imagine a shark without conjuring up images of a scary predator swimming through the murky ocean hunting for its next prey. While some of these awe-inspiring creatures, like the great white, are known to be at the top of the …

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Simple structure of DNA

Do Twins Share the Same DNA?

Twins can be identical or non-identical. Since identical twins look the same, does that mean their DNA is too?

Table of Contents What is DNA? DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is a long chain of molecules that dictates the functions of a cell. The molecules that make up DNA are called nucleotides. A nucleotide includes one of four bases: adenine (A), guanine (G), thymine (T), and cytosine (C). Nucleotides with complementary bases pair with each …

Do Twins Share the Same DNA?

Twins can be identical or non-identical. Since identical twins look the same, does that mean their DNA is too?

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