Monthly Archives: November 2014

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Where The Grass Is Always Greener

Pomskies: Designer Hybrid at Risk

Image from The Pomsky The Pomsky, a new designer breed that has recently gained much attention and whose adoptions have skyrocketed may not quite be exactly what the breeders say they are. Pomsky breeders say that this is a “designer … Keep Reading

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Being healthy is a very important part of our life. Unfortunately, kids are known to do unsanitary things such as not washing their hands. Public areas usually don’t help very much either. This is why the enterovirus known as EV-D68 … Keep Reading

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What Are Eyelash Mites?

Demodex folliculorumImage from Wikimedia Commons Did you know that there are bugs living on you right now? Demodex folliculorum (better known as eyelash mites) are feeding and living on your nose, forehead, cheek, chin, and mainly eyelashes as you are … Keep Reading

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Animal Testing: Good vs Evil

Arguments about animal testing have been raging since the seventeenth century. It seems to start back in the 3rd and 4th BCE with the writings from the Greeks. Greek physician scientists such as Aristotle and Erasistratus performed experiments on live … Keep Reading

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Javan Rhinoceros

Image from Wikimedia Commons Everyone loves animals, especially rhinos. Many young children love rhinos for their fierce looks and the horn that they have. Rhinos are one of the most ferocious and strongest mammals of all. Even with all this … Keep Reading

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Frog Friday – Fading Frogs

The amphibian population is at high risk throughout the North America and the rest of the world. There are more than seven thousand amphibian species in the world. Of those seven thousand, one third are on the brink of extinction. … Keep Reading

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ACL Injuries: A Truly “Tear”ible Tear

Robert Griffin III, quarterback for the Washington Redskins, sits back in the shotgun. The snap is low and he can’t reach it, and the ball tumbles behind him; he turns and rushes after the ball. Suddenly, he drops to the … Keep Reading

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Every 67 Seconds- The Menacing Wrath of Alzheimer’s Disease

Image from Wikimedia Commons Every 67 seconds, someone in the United States will develop Alzheimer’s disease. It is estimated that as many as 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, and the numbers continue to increase day by day. Alzheimer’s disease … Keep Reading

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Overfishing the Arapaima in the Amazon

The Arapaima, also known as the pirarucu or the piache, are one of the world’s largest freshwater fish. These monstrous fish can reach up to nine feet long and weigh up to 440 pounds. They are air breathing fish and … Keep Reading

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No More Trees, No More Gorillas

Cross River Gorilla, Gorilla gorilla diehliImage from Wikimedia Commons The Cross River gorilla is being threatened due to deforestation. Gorillas as a whole are an endangered species, but the Cross River gorillas have fewer than 300 of them surviving in … Keep Reading

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