The 7 Kingdoms of Life Explained: Which Are Eukaryotic & Prokaryotic?

The seven kingdoms of living things are divided into two major groups: Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes. There are two prokaryotic kingdoms and five eukaryotic kingdoms. There are huge fundamental differences between the ways these two groups go about living. Here is just the briefest of distinctions. Eukaryotes Eukaryotes have a separate membrane-bound nucleus, numerous mitochondria and organelles. These … Read more

Mendelian Inheritance 101: The History of Genetics Explained

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Understanding Mendelian Inheritance and Evolution Evolution is inherited change in an individual. It is also the word we use to describe the process whereby living things differentiate into other living things. As a result of the natural processes of selective pressure, competition and individual variation. Charles Darwin brought together the individual concepts which support the … Read more

Prokaryotes: The Original Inhabitants of Our Planet

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The Microscopic World of the Prokaryotes The smallest and most diverse group of organisms living on this planet. Prokaryotes are the original inhabitants of this planet. The first successful living organisms may have looked very like some of today’s Archaea. Both Archaea and Bacteria evolved somewhere between 3 or 4 billion years ago, as far … Read more

Insects: The Most Successful Lifeform On The Planet

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10 Incredible Insect Facts There are well over 1 million different known species of insects in the world. In fact some experts estimate that there might be as many as 10 million! All these species are divided up into about 32 orders (depending on whose taxonomic system you use) of which the largest is the … Read more

Lichen: The Lovable & Unique Symbiosis Of Nature

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What is Lichen and Why Are They So Lovable? Lichens are some of the most amazing living things on this planet. Often the first form of life to colonize a new area of rock, they occur all across the known world. Lichens are commonly seen but also commonly overlooked. Any structure that has been standing … Read more

Invertebrates: The Spineless Wonders Of Our World

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Introduction To Invertebrates Most animals – in terms of either the numbers of individuals or the number of species – are invertebrates. Of the 34 phyla of animals in the Kingdom Animalia, 32.5 of them are invertebrates… That is, they are lacking a spine or vertebra (you know, that collection of bones that runs along … Read more

Bird Facts: The Smallest, Largest, Rarest & Most Acrobatic In The World

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30 Truly Amazing Bird Facts To Blow Your Mind Bird facts for your bird information hunger.  Welcome to the beautiful, the wonderful, the amazing world of birds! Birds are truly beautiful creatures. They’re fascinating and constantly surround us – roosting and nesting on our buildings, feeding in our gardens and picking through our refuse dumps. … Read more