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Exploring 7 of Earth’s Great Mountain Ranges

Like hiking? Then come and explore the plants and animals of seven of the world’s major mountain ranges! From the towering Himalayas to the austere Atlas Mountains, mountain ecosystems are chock full of interesting organisms. Often…

Viruses — lots of them — are falling from the sky

An astonishing number of viruses are circulating around the Earth's atmosphere -- and falling from it -- according to new research from scientists in Canada, Spain and the U.S. The study marks the first time scientists have quantified the…

Copper In Blood – Hemocyanin

What is Hemocyanin ? Hemocyanin is a protein found in mollusks that carries oxygen in much the same way as hemoglobin carries oxygen in human blood. Similarly to hemoglobin, a central metal atom binds oxygen differentially, however in…