What Do Termites Look Like?

What Do Termites Look Like

The 2,200 or so species of termites living in the tropics have been munching away on wood for more than 250 million years, long before humans built their homes from wood. By feeding on cellulose, the main component of plants’ cell walls, termites recycle wood products into the soil. Most termite damage is caused by … Read more

Analogous Structures in Evolution

Analogous Structures in Evolution

Many types of evidence support evolution, including studies in molecular biology, such as DNA, and developmental biology. Anatomical comparisons between species are the most common type of evidence for evolution. An analogous structure shows how different species have evolved to become more similar from their ancient ancestors, whereas homologous structures show how similar species have … Read more

10 Facts About Pterodactyls

10 Facts About Pterodactyls

“Pterodactyl” refers to two famous pterosaurs of the Mesozoic Era,  Pteranodon and Pterodactylus. Ironically, these two winged reptiles were not all that closely related. Discover ten essential facts about these so-called “pterodactyls” that every prehistoric life enthusiast should know.  There’s No Such Thing as a Pterodactyl “Pterodactyl” became the pop-culture term for pterosaurs in general, and for … Read more

The Granger Laws and the Granger Movement

The Granger Laws and the Granger Movement

A group of laws known as the Granger laws were enacted by Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois in the late 1860s and early 1870s to regulate rapidly rising crop transport and storage fees. The Granger Movement, a group of farmers affiliated with the National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, promoted passage of … Read more

6 Key Elements of An Online Nursing Program

Online Nursing Program

Online nursing schools can provide flexible scheduling and self-paced courses, making them a popular choice. While online learning may present challenges, nurses possess key characteristics such as self-control and organization to succeed. However, if you are new to the field and want to pursue a master’s degree in nursing, you can visit https://academicpartnerships.uta.edu/programs/master-of-science-in-nursing-education.aspx to learn … Read more

Gisaeng: Korea’s Geisha Women

Gisaeng: Korea's Geisha Women

Similar to Japanese geisha, the gisaeng or kisaeng were highly-trained artist women in ancient Korea who entertained men with music, conversation, and poetry. In addition to serving in the royal court, some gisaeng worked in the homes of the “yangban”-or scholar-officials. Other gisaeng were trained in other fields as well, such as nursing, though lower-ranked … Read more

Famous Mothers in History Ancient Through Modern

Famous Mothers in History

Here are some of history’s more famous (and infamous) mothers and women nicknamed Mother in honor of Mother’s Day. Famous Mothers in History: Ancient Through Modern Abigail Adams Aside from being married to a US president, Abigail Adams was also the mother of a US president. While her husband was overseas, she managed the family’s business. … Read more