|1: ||Do turtles have teeth. Do only some types have
teeth? If so, do the teeth fall out like ours?
|2: ||Where do cells come from? How were they made up?
|3: || I watched a spider destroy its web and it
appeared to roll the silk into a ball. Will it eat
the old web to help produce new silk? |
|4: ||I would like to know: Do dogs have a memory or
do they just do things out of instinct and just
know things? Do they have a memory "part" in
their brain? If they do have memories, how is it
compared to a human's brain? I personally think
that dogs must have memories because for
instance, if I scold and hit my dog today, in 3
days, if I raise my hand, even if it's not to hit
him, he will most likely cover. So, this is
because he remembers what I did, right?
|5: || Why some insects can run across the surface of water?
|6: ||Could you please tell us the colour of the polar
|7: ||As cells divide, towards the end of the end of
cell division, it appears that each new daughter
cell gets longer. Is this the result of the
pinching in that occurs during cytokinesis, or
are the cells getting longer. Of the two
options, which one is primarily responsible for
this effect?How do cells sort their organelles
during cell division? Is it the luck of the
draw, or a genetically programmed set of
instructions at work?
|8: ||What was the cause of the dodo birds extinction
and where did they live?
|9: ||What is the ecosystem? What are some common
|10: ||Is the Loch Ness monster real?
|11: ||How was life started?
|12: ||How long does it take to "grow" an exoskeleton
|13: ||Could a sea star digest human tissue with the
same " stomach juice" it uses to dissolve the
tissue of a mussel?
|14: ||Are clams born with shells?
|15: ||Is there any form of vaccine without pork that is
equally if not more effective than the current flu
ones we get? I know there are religions that don’t
allow the consumption of pork, so is there any
alternative that could work, why or why not? |
|16: ||I was wondering whether it is possible or not for
life to develop in a chlorine or fluorine
atmosphere, and if not could you explain why?
|17: ||My classes have been watching a video produced by
the Discovery Channel on bacteria. At one point
in the video, the narrator says that human babies
are born "bacteria free" but within a few hours
hundred of kinds of bacteria colonize them. I
can't believe that we are born bacteria free. Is
this true or is this a mistake in the video?
|18: ||Are dogs really colorblind?
|19: ||What is the most deadly disease a person can get?
What is the most common and rare disease people
can get? How will science help us in the future
and why do we learn about science?
|20: ||How is the button formed by the caterpillar just
before it becomes a chrysalis? (just before it
hangs down like a "j")Is it from a mouth part or
an anal part?
|21: ||What is the deadliest bacteria?
|22: ||What is the difference between the 5 kingdoms?
How does each one feed itself? Can any of them
kill people by diseases and how?
|23: ||I would like to know if it may be possible for a
life form to live solely on electricity.
|24: ||Why are there no snakes in Hawaii?
|25: ||On vacation in Florida I found a live Lightening
Whelk on the beach. It's against the law to keep
live shells. So I threw it back. Far as I could.
Later that day an owner of a Shell shop told
me I should have kept the shell because I
probably killed it because of the throw and the
shell spinned as it flew through the air.
Question: Did I kill this shell?
|26: ||I have some hairy questions: What is the
difference between fur and hair? |
Why is my
hair growing and growing but my dogs hair does
Why did humans loose most of their body
hair while apes did not?
Why did evolution
make hairy creatures?
|27: ||Im searching for a science fair project topic and
was wondering if the topic of , "Can shell fish
live in anything other then salt water?" Im also
trying to find a mentor to help me with my
science fair project. If you can please give me
some names of anybody who would be interested in
helping me i would extremely appreciate it!
|28: ||How does catalase break down hydrogen peroxide?
|29: ||At what frequencies do whales hear? At what
decibel amount do whales hear? How far can a whale
hear something happening?
|30: ||How is pollination different from fertilization?
Most bony fishes reproduce by external
fertilization. What does it mean?
|31: ||Why do animal cells have centrioles even though
the centrosome can function without it?
|32: ||How do scientists know what dinosaurs ate without
looking at their teeth?
|33: ||What effect do varying oxygen levels have on
Saccharomyces cerevisiae's (baker's yeast)
production of ethanol from glucose?
|34: ||Why do some dogs howl when they hear sirens?
|35: ||My textbook says that lichens on trees and rocks
can be used as indicators for acids and bases.
It said that the lichens in the acid (apple cider
vinegar) turns red, and it turns blue in the base
(household ammonia). I tried 3 different
varieties of lichens, but nothing happened. The
other science teachers say that they've tried
this experiment too over the years, and it's
never worked for them either. Why not? (It's
frustrating the text recommends a lab that
|36: ||Why do Mitochondria need DNA? All the other
organelles (except the nucleus of course) do not
have their own DNA?
|37: ||Why don't we seen certain colors like ultra-
violet etc., while other animals can? What animals
|38: ||Which cells developed first the plant cells or
the animal cells? Why did nature give animal
cells not the ability to do photosynthesis? We
could supply some food this way.
|39: ||Are any types of turritella still in existence?
If so, what do they look like?
|40: ||We learned a little bit about electoporation today in class and I was very curious to know how a cell can withstand such massive amounts of electricity without getting damaged in any way. Thank you for you time.
|41: ||Did scientists find dinosaur fossils all over the
world or are there places(continents) where they
found none? Did scientists ever found a fossil of
|42: ||Why don't other animals live as long as we do?
|43: ||My few questions that I have for the scientists
at UCSB are dealing with biomimetics of the human
body. My first question is what other man
made structures were modeled after the way that
the human body is built besides from the Eiffel
tower. I also want to know how the air pumps
work. I sort of know how they work now but I
would also want more of the basic information
like, what is it trying to mimic of the human
body? How did they come up with the idea to make
airpumps? It would be great if you could
answer my questions whenever you could so I can
complete my power point presentation for my 8th
grade science project. Sincerely, Denise
|44: ||Our AP Bio class is studying taxonomy and how
different species are grouped together. Our
textbook introduces the concept of grouping
everything into three domains, but it's a few
years old and implies that at the time of writing
it's not sure how things will end up being
classified. We were wondering if there are any
"kingdoms" under the domains of Archaea or
Bacteria. Also, under the Eukarya domain, in
addition to the kingdoms of Animalia, Plantae,
and Fungi, it has several "candidate" kingdoms
consisting of the other eukaryotes. Are these as
yet actual kingdoms? Internet research has been
confusing, as different sources list anywhere
from 4 to 10 kingdoms under the three domains.
Is there an "official" way of classifying things
as of yet?
|45: ||I would like to know more information about why is
there bacteria in the Santa Barbara creeks?
|46: ||Do all living things go through photosynthesis?
|47: || |
I am currently working on a science project for
a county competition. I was wondering if you could
either direct me to someone who could help me in
the subject that I am working on or provide some
information that could help me if you had the
I was developing the idea of
testing what variables change reproduction rates
in bacteria or mice. In this experiment a control
would be normal conditions and the rate of
growth in these conditions. By limiting food or
developing competition / a destructive event, you
can measure how these variables can effect
reproduction. What seems most interesting in this
experiment, though, is what might happen if it
would be applied to mice. It can be tested
whether or not mice would still reproduce if
there was lack of food creating an environment
that cannot support more than the number of mice
|48: ||Dear ScienceLine, I have a project idea that has
to deal with mice and/or bacteria and what
factors may lead to lower reproduction rates. The
main idea in this experiment is to see if the
organism will reproduce even when there is too
little food to support the offspring. I will not
do any testing in mice, but will definitely be
testing bacteria. The question that I have now is
whether or not it would be better to work with
fruit flies or worms. The main reason why I was
considering mice before was the fact they
probably have a higher thought process than other
animals that can be tested. I was wondering if
fruit flies or worms would react in a similar way
or if I should just test both.
|49: ||What could be the qualities of fruit flies,
bacteria, and mice that made them well-suited to
modern genetics research?
|50: ||I tried to do some research on what cause the
different mass extinctions. I know there are
different theories but I only found concrete info
on the 65 million years ago extinction. What was
the cause of the 245 million years ago mass
|51: ||Do bugs have blood or what is the liquid called
they have? Houseflies seem to have blood but
other bugs seem to have rather a greenish or
|52: ||Why do dogs or wolves howl at the moon when it is
|53: ||Hello, I'm doing a fruit fly experiment dealing
with P2 flies and eye color characteristics (red
and white). My problem is that I don't understand
how to figure out the punnett squares. I'm
confused, how do I know what future flies I can
be able to predict? What does F1, F2, P1 and P2
mean? Why are they important? All I have been
doing is counting flies and differentiating their
sex the first time I had 2 red eyed females and 2
red eyed males, then I had 5 red eyed females and
4 red eyed males, the third time I had 11 red
eyed females and 2 white eyed males, yesterday I
had 20 red eyed females, 15 red eyed males and 8
white eyed males. Can you please help me get it
|54: ||Because Crocodiles can see and breathe
underwater, does that mean they have gills or do
they have some other respiratory system?
|55: ||Can an otolith tell a fish's age?
|56: ||How does a virus or bacteria enter the body?
|57: ||Are pandas related to bears and are raccoons?
|58: ||Is fire alive? It moves, it feeds on oxygen, but
it doesn't think or know where it is moving.
|59: ||Do cats have belly buttons? If not, then how do
their offspring get their nutrients?
|60: ||We are studying cells. I am wondering how
scientists found out that the mitochondria are the
"powerhouses" of the cell. How did they discover
what each organelle does?
|61: ||In lactic acid bacteria, where does malolactic
fermentation/decarboxylation take place? What are
the steps for the reaction?
|62: ||Since viruses are always changing, will we ever
find a cure and if so how long?
|63: ||Why do cats and dogs not get along?
|64: ||Why can dogs only see red?
|65: ||Hello. How can it be possible for an organism to
survive living a intermediate state of evolution.
Like bats, was there a point in their
evolutionary process where they had small wings? I
hope you understand my question, because it's the
best way I could write it. Thanks.
|66: ||I am a student working on a research project
through the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural
History. My project is on intertidal succession
and settlement. I am observing what settles
first on different substrates and seeing if
organisms prefer certain substrates. My ideas
for substrates are shale, plastic (represent PVC
piping used in oceans), steel (represent ships
and oil dereks), and the artificial reef at
Goleta Beach. I am wondering about intertidal
settlement and what organisms would be good to
possibly observe. Thank you.
|67: ||We know the number of chromosomes an organism has
is unique to that organism. For example, we
(humans) have 23 pairs, but if we had 12 pairs we
might be a cherry tomato or something like that.
Since there are millions of species, are there
many organisms that "overlap" chromosome numbers -
what other species have 23 pairs?
|68: ||How long does it take for a completely new species
|69: ||Do horses see in color?
|70: ||How long does it take a frog to develop?
|71: ||Why did large animal evolve in nature? Aren't
they kind of useless like too big need lots of
space and food?
|72: ||Why do certain bacteria change color at different
temperatures? Is this an evolutionary strategy?
|73: ||Serratia marcescens is red at 25 C and white at
37 C. I did an experiment and checked it in a
book. I know that this is due to a pigment.
But, if the colonies thrive at both temperatures
why the change in color? Is one more helpful or
|74: ||How do different biome affect population ecology? |
|75: ||What are the health and safety requirements when
teaching microorganisms to students? A student in
our school has fungi and bacteria (from
children's coughs)in sealed plastic petri dishes
and they have been there for a couple of weeks -
is this allowed/safe? The Y 6 teacher has concerns.
|76: ||How do membranes become more permeable to ions?
|77: ||We've learned that microbes, and specifically
bacteria, can live almost everywhere - even in
extreme environments. We are wondering, can
microbes live in a vacuum? In outer space? In a
|78: ||What makes people ticklish?
|79: ||What kinds of organisms live on algae?
|80: ||Do rabbits have the same taste buds as humans?
Does something sweet to us taste sweet to them?
How would it possible to find out?
|81: ||If the sun's light peaks in the green, why do
plants prefer to reflect green light (giving them
their green color)? And in particular why do
they prefer to absorb red light and with that not
efficiently utilizing the sun's radiation?
|82: ||If a virus and a bacteria were introduced into an
environment of pure oxygen, would the virus be
able to reproduce via the bacteria? Does this
only occur with certain types of viruses and/or
bacteria? Would the virus, bacteria, or both die
off(either way)? Would they be able to live in
harmony even if the virus didn't reproduce via the
bacteria? Or would they both die off?
|83: ||Hi. I was wondering, with all the talk about mad
cows and it's impact in human health. If prions
are proteins, and proteins denaturalize with
heat... how can it be possible for a prion to
"infect" (I don't know if the term infect can be
applied to prion diseases) a person who has eaten
an infected (yes, again) cow, or sheep or another
animal? I was wondering this because in several
web sites I have found the same information, but
like any science student I'm skeptic. Please
explain. I know my English is kind of lame, sorry,
but my only English teaching resources are books
and the Simpsons. Thank you -Diego Delgado
|84: ||How are animals classified ?
|85: ||For a person with allergies to dogs and cats
would it be possible to have a Chihuahua?
|86: ||How do heterotrophs live?
|87: ||I've heard that according to Darwin's theory of
evolution Man and monkey have a common ancestor
is this true and what is this ancestor?
|88: ||Hi, I am doing a science project on temperature
sensitive color changing bacteria. It is centered
around Serratia marcescens, a bacterium which
grows red at 25 degrees Celsius, but loses its
pigmentation ( prodigiosin is its pigment) at 37
degrees Celsius. I need to know what the cellular
substances that control pigment formation and are
regulated by temperature are. I would greatly
appriciate your help on this, and also any
additional information you have about Serratia
marcescens' color changing circumstances. Thank
you very much, Caitlin.
|89: ||Hi, I am doing a science project with bacteria and
I have another question. Are there any
circumstances besides temperature that will cause
a bacterium to change or lose its pigmentation?
|90: ||We've learned that all arthropods have a tough
outer covering called an exoskeleton. However,
we have also learned that some arthropods, such
as "honey-pot" ants and ticks actually expand as
they collect honey or blood in their body. Is
the exoskeleton able to expand? Do these
organisms have a different type of exoskeleton
that other arthropods?
|91: ||Can you tell me the animals with the strongest
stomach acid? Can you tell me what these animals
can digest as a result of this stronger stomach
|92: ||What are archae (or archaebacteria)? How do they
get their food? Where are they found? Are there
any good websites for students about them?
|93: ||How is silk made?
|94: ||In our textbook, there is a picture of a sea star with four small, nubby arms and one huge arm. The caption describes how a sea star can regenerate to grow into two new sea stars if it has part of it chopped off. However, assuming that the huge arm was chopped off a huge sea star, how does it (the arm) eat / get rid of wastes while it is growing back the other four arms. Wouldn't a chopped off arm just die?
|95: ||why can dogs hear so much better than humans?
|96: ||Yesterday my teacher saw a lot of robins, between
50-100, all standing still facing the south as if
at attention. They were not moving for several
minutes. Can you explain this? We had some
severe weather later in the day and evening that
included very high winds and according to the
weather maps, the storms were from the south. Is
|97: ||I have spiders in my house that may be Brown
Recluse. I've been trying to identify myself,
but really need a high powered microscope to see
the 6-paired eyes and markings. Can you identify
in your lab? If not, do you know where I could
take these to be identified? Any assistance would
be appreciated! Patty Leis
|98: ||How does wild dogs hear differ from domestic dogs
hearing? Do wild dogs have a different hearing
copasty then domestic dogs? Can you send me a
diagran of the inside of a dogs ear?
|99: ||My dad told that when low pressure system moves
in (like before a storm) some animals reduce
their activity. He said, that some people thought
that this was natures way of making animals
bed-up to be safe before and during a storm , it
|100: ||Could we use sea sponges as monitors for
pollutants in water? If so, how?
|101: ||How does water temperature affect the rate of
starfish limb regeneration?
|102: ||If you see a baby bird on the ground, is it OK to
pick it up and put it back in the nest?
|103: ||How do starfish create new limbs?
|104: ||Why do whales and other sea mammals breach?
|105: ||How do mimic octopuses learn how to mimic other
|106: ||I live on St Croix. Why are there no shark
attacks here, but a lot in Florida. People say
that the sharks are smarter. My aunt in Florida
says that it is because there are fewer people in
the water. But there are no shark attacks as long
as anyone remembers. I think it is because the
water is clearer so that we are not mistaken for
food. Or maybe it has something to do with the
reefs. Please let me know. Thanks, Ryan.
|107: ||Do flies remember experiences gained as larvae?
|108: ||Will scientists ever be able to clone human
organs by growing them inside other mammals (like
pigs)? If so, wouldn't the animal's antibodies
attack the human organ? Thank you for your time.
|109: ||If the magnetic field of the earth flips from
time to time do we know when it will happen
again? Do we know when it happened last time and
how do we know that it happens? Also, we learned
that many animals depend on the magnetic field of
the earth to navigate. What will happen to them
when the field changes? Will they one day just
wake up and fly in the wrong direction?
|110: ||I am researching the Riparian Brush Rabbit. What
phylum and class are riparian brush rabbits in?
Also, what is a historic population of riparian
brush rabbits before 1990?
|111: ||I am researching the Point Arena Mountain Beaver.
(Aplodontia rufa nigra) I know that there are
fewer than 500 because of poisoning from weed
killers, habitat loss, killing by household pets,
timber harvest,agricultural harvest, and alien
plants taking over native plants. Many animals
have similar problems to this, but they are not
as endangered. How come there are so few of them?
|112: ||Hi. My name is Parisa. I am a seventh grader at
Santa Barbara Junior High. I am doing a research
report on the blunt-nosed Leopard lizard (Gambelia
Silus). A part of what we have to do is to e-mail
an organization. So, I have a couple questions
for you. My first question is how long have
blunt-nosed leopard lizards been around? My
second question is what kind of environment does
the lizard live in? Thank You, Parisa P.S.
|113: ||Hello, I was wondering, do Fresno Kangaroo Rats
(Dipodomys nitratiodes exilis) have a subspecies?
Everywhere I looked they said not certain or
unknown. Thanks again!
|114: ||Hi, my name is Sophie Gantz and I am doing a
report on the bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) in
my 7th grade science class taught by Ms. Kluss.
What I was wondering is how come instead of
living in separate packs, how come the male
bighorns and female bighorns do not live
together? Thanks for your time.
|115: ||Hi. My name is Chase Melton. I am a seventh
grader at Santa Barbara Junior High School. I am
doing a research report on the Desert Slender
Salamander (Batrachoseps aridus). I would like to
ask you some questions. How long have Desert
Slender Salamanders been living for? How much
they weigh? Thanks for your time.
|116: ||Hi! My name is Kimi Van Wickle. At Santa Barbara
Junior High School I am studying the San Joaquin
Kit Foxes(Vulpes macrotis mutica). I have a a few
questions that I would like to ask. How long
does the average San Joaquin Kit Fox live without
human interference? How long does the average San
Joaquin Kit Fox live with human interference?
|117: ||What was the range of the Santa Cruz long toed
salamander when it was first discovered? Please
reply before Thursday.
|118: ||What is the current and historic range of the
California Red-Legged Frog?
|119: ||What are the historic and current populations of
the Mission Blue Butterfly?
|120: ||Why do leopards have spots?
|121: ||Do animals see one color?
|122: ||For my 8th grade science fair project I am going
to run mice through mazes. To make it a little
more interesting I am going to put a pulsing
sound at the end to see if the mice can find it
any faster than without a sound. So I was
wondering if you had any research on the way mice
|123: ||At my school we are learning about the cell and
the cell parts. My question is, after the Golgi
complex takes out the bacteria and the bad things
from the cell, where does it go next? Is there
still more systems in our body that desteroy's
bad things that comes out from the cell? Thank you.
|124: ||How many spots do leopards have?
|125: ||Is evolution real?
|126: ||To hatch an egg, why does it have to be warm? Why
cant it be room temperature?
|127: ||How do bugs live with a little heart?
|128: ||How does an animal cell survive?
|129: ||What are some ways animals use colours?
|130: ||Are Serratia marcescens chemoautotrophic or photoautotrophic?
|131: ||How do scientists know that dinosaurs were not
|132: ||What does Ecology mean and what is the difference
between Population and Community?
|133: ||How does cloning work? And why would someone want
to be cloned if they themselves wouldn't be
looking through the eyes of the clone?
|134: ||Where do coral reefs form? Do coral reefs form at
a quick or fast rate? Do coral reefs form as an
everday thing or at a special time?
|135: ||What is the oldest bug?
|136: ||How do small animals protect their young?
|137: ||How many species are on the Earth?
|138: ||What is the support system of a spider?
|139: ||Hi! Do birds excrete urine? I really don't know
if they do and me and my friend were pondering
this the other day!! Thanks so much, have a great
|140: ||What is the average size of the California Garibaldi fish?
|141: ||What does the Opaleye fish look like and where can I find some information on it?
|142: ||What is the average length of the Oxyjulis Californica (Senorita)? What is the color of the Oxyjulis Californica, and what region is it found in the surrounding waters?
|143: ||I am doing a report on the California rosy rockfish. Would you happen to know it's Latin name, it's behavior, and some interesting facts? Thank you!
|144: ||I am doing a report on the California Sheepshead. I want to find out size and weight of adults and juveniles. I was also wondering if you could give me some detailed information on their habitat. Thank you
|145: ||Is there any animal that during its evolution it was first able to swim, then it evolved to a walking animal, and finally was able to fly?
|146: ||I have some questions about hearts: |
1. I am confused about the hearts of insects. Are they just a smaller version of our hearts? Is their heart also mainly a pump?
2. I heard that there are artificial hearts. Are these more or less pumps that pump the blood through our body? How can they regulate the blood flow?
3. Also, what kinds of batteries are used - I am assuming that the pump needs energy somehow.
4. If the artificial heart is made of metal and plastic parts will it then be less susceptible to be rejected from the body in contrast to an organ transplant?
|147: ||Can you tell me if it is real that mice can scare an elephant? This is the case in the books that a read and the videos that I watch. I want to know if this is just fantasy or it is real from the Biology point of view.
|148: ||Can someone be as small as 1 inch?
|149: ||Why do Shrimps turn red when the are cooked?
|150: ||Why do dogs bark?
|151: ||Are there any fairly large non-plant organisms
that reproduce asexually (fairly large meaning at
least 2" by 1")?
|152: ||Why do spiders spin their silk. Why don't they
just make holes in the ground and set trap to
catch their food. It would be much easier than
taking all day to spin a web.
|153: ||Why is it that dogs and cats that are reared with humans cannot learn to understand english like babies can ?
|154: ||Will the anti virus drugs (I heard that people buy them in Europe) help against the bird flu virus once it spreads to humans? 2. Would a person have to take this medication until the threat is over, even if this is for month or years? I am wondering because I think that the drug does not give you immunity like a vaccine would. 3. Also, how fast would scientist come up with a vaccine after an outbreak or can they already work on a vaccine with the information they have from the virus that already killed people? Thank you very much.
|155: ||The bird virus is called H1N5. Does anyone know what the numbers and letters mean? Why does a virus attack only certain species, like this one only birds? Are our cells not very similar in function? Thanks
|156: ||Are there any organisms that are decomposers, producers and consumers?
|157: ||Why can't penguins fly?
|158: ||Why do we need beetles?
|159: ||What was the 1st living thing on Earth and is it still alive today?
|160: ||Why do fish live in water if they breathe from air?
|161: ||How come whales can hold their breath longer than
|162: ||Why do slugs have 4 noses?
|163: ||Why do viruses attack other cells? They are not
alive, so how do they know what they want to do?
|164: ||Are plants important to animals?
|165: ||How can animals help plants reproduce?
|166: ||Why do humans have fingers and toes? Are their scientific name phalanges?
|167: ||Why do we have fingernails?
|168: ||What is in Carbon Dioxide that can kill you?
|169: ||What is silk made from and how ?
|170: ||Why do humans have to cook their food when animals can eat raw meat without any side effects? Thanks
|171: ||Do fish have spongy bone with bone marrow that produces blood cells like humans? I found that sharks produce blood by the spleen and another organ called the Leydig's organ. But I couldn't find anything on how fish produce blood cells.
|172: ||I was wondering, if the lion is the strongest
animal in the jungle, who is he afraid of? Do
other animals eat him?
|173: ||Why do dogs whimper instead of crying tears?
|174: ||Are spider bites common? When my mother finds an
itchy bump on my skin, she often claims it is a
spider bite. But my father says that spiders
don't bite people very often and it must be
something else. Thank you
|175: ||Can you tell me the name of the animal which has
inch length and pink color; it has antennas, no
legs and crawls like a snake? The antennas are
half inch long. I would appreciate to have photo
and name of it.
|176: ||Were Adam and Eve the very first people on Earth? If they were, were the dinosaurs living or were they extinct?
|177: ||Do elephants cry?
|178: ||What makes a snake's venom dangerous? Why are some venom that do not kill humans and others do? |
|179: ||What makes a cat get worms inside its body and get sick? |
|180: || Are there any snakes in Hawaii? |
|181: ||Is it true that wolves really howl at the moon
when it is full?
|182: ||We guessed that Reindeers eat: hay or grass, carrots, and apples. Is this true? What other things do Reindeers eat? Can they really fly? Where do they live? Thanks for your help!
|183: ||What happens to the small and large intestine for
at least two days?
|184: ||How do reptiles regenerate their body parts?
Which parts do they regenerate? How do they do
that? How many times? When?
|185: ||Why are dogs the only animals that can see in black and white?
|186: ||Why are people and dolphins the only mammals that
have sex for pleasure?
|187: ||What came first the chicken or the egg?
|188: ||Is the giant squid still alive?
|189: ||How many plants are there on the planet?
|190: ||What do cells come from?
|191: ||How can chickens lay eggs?
|192: ||How do caterpillars make the cocoons?
|193: ||Will we ever be able to bring back dinosaurs like
in Jurassic Park using DNA?
|194: ||Why do birds migrate south?
|195: ||What are some backgrounds that scientist use mice
for? Or what can mice be used for in projects
that scientists/people use them for?
|196: ||How come birds don't get electrocuted when they sit on the telephone wires?
|197: ||How come owls see at night?
|198: ||Is it possible to grow your DNA back after sexual
|199: ||I have three questions. |
Question A: Do ants
Question B: How big is a queen ant?
Question C: How many baby ants does a queen
ant have in year?
|200: ||I am trying to find out the name of a bright
orange, dust-like lichen that grows on oak or
pine trees in the uk. Can you tell me what it
might be? It doesn't have a visible structure
like other lichens.
|201: ||What kind of leaves do silkworms eat?
|202: ||What is the scientific name for roly-poly?
|203: ||What is the difference between cat's eyes and
|204: ||How are birds and dinosaurs alike?
|205: ||I am doing a research report on the Desert
Tortoise. What are the historic and current
populations? What are the historic ranges? What
is going on to help protect the Desert Tortoises?
|206: ||I am a student at SBJHS. I am doing a research
report on the endangered California Tiger
Salamander. I was wondering what the historic and
current population of the species. Thank you.
|207: ||Could you please tell me the historic and current
populations of the San Clemente Sage Sparrow for
an endagered species report I am doing?
|208: ||What is the current population of the point arena
mountain beaver? |
I am doing a report on them
and the most recent I can find is from 1997
|209: ||I am doing an endangered species report on the
California Freshwater Shrimp. I was wondering
what the historic and current populations were.
|210: ||In science class, I am doing a project on the
Western Snowy Plovers. I was wondering what the
current and historic populations of these animals
was. I also had a question about what
sites/groups/people are taking care of these
animals and what they are doing to prevent the
Snowy Plovers from becoming more endangered.
Thank you for your time and help!
|211: ||I was wondering if you could think of any way
that science could help us with a bird problem?
There are barn swallows that make a mess in our
shop and we would like to get them out.
|212: ||I have two questions: A. Did trilobites have
predators? B. What did trilobites eat?
|213: ||I am doing a research report about the bald
eagle, can you possibly tell me the current
population of bald eagles in California and
possibly send me a map.
|214: ||What do roly pollies eat? How many legs do they
|215: ||Does a zygote have a diploid chromosome number?
|216: ||Why is it that dogs and other animals can eat raw meat but humans get sick if they do ?
|217: ||Are birds reptiles?
|218: ||Why is T-rex extinct?
|219: ||How long is one guinea pig year?
|220: ||Can we keep roly-polies (pill bugs) in our house?
|221: ||We will be looking at newton's 3 laws around
Halloween.For the 2nd, f=mxa, I would like to
contruct a giant spider web and give some force
facts about spider silk and webs. How strong is
spider silk?How strong is a spider's web? How
much force can silk withstand? How much force can
the whole web withstand?If you have any more
ideas for the holidays, please send them! Thanks,
|222: ||I am aware that cells are differentiated into
their particular functions. Furthermore, cells
reproduce constantly. However, how do these
cells "know" where their "cosmetic boundaries"
are? For example, why don't your lip cells
reproduce right into your cheek area? Why don't
eyebrow-producing epithelial cells grow hair up
into your forehead?
|223: ||Why do dogs go around in circles before they go
to the bathroom?
|224: ||I just found a Western Corsair (Rasahus
thoracicus) in my bed! It was flying around in my
room, flitting up near the light. It then flew
down on to my bed. I looked it up in my Insect
Field Guide (Audubon) and at first I was very
disturbed because it resembled a conenose bug. I
read that they bite humans in the night for
blood, and in fact I did have a few bug bites on
my arm a couple of weeks ago which I thought
might have been caused by spiders. I then
searched the internet and found out that it is a
western corsair because it has a very distictive
orange dot on its otherwise black wings. I'm
wondering if this western corsair is dangerous. I
read it has a nasty bite that can be very
painful. I also read that it eats other insects.
But does it suck blood like the conenose bugs?
Please let me know what you think. Thank you very
|225: ||Are animal behaviors different from a persons
|226: ||What is the difference between toothed whales and
|227: ||Why are skin cells undergoing mitosis continuously?
|228: ||Why dose blood turn red when it touches the air?
|229: ||How can chameleons change color?
|230: ||How long do butterflies live?
|231: ||What is the difference between venous and arterial bleeding?
|232: ||If flies see many small images, how do they know
what direction the danger is coming from (and
what direction to fly away in)?
|233: ||How thick is an eggshell?
|234: ||We learned on a video that there is one T-cell
and one B-cell in your body to match any virus,
and if they saw their specific virus, they would
start an immune response. We also learned that
all cells divide by mitosis. So, how do T & B
cells divide if there's one specific cell for
each different virus? Does one of the two new
cells die off, or does one match itself up with a
new virus? Do these cells live forever, like
|235: ||How many dendritic cells are there in the body? About how long does it take a dendritic cell to carry the virus protein around and find the specific T-cell it matches?
|236: ||I saw a video on the internet, that claims a
cricket infected with a Parasitic Gordian worm is
forced to "commit suicide" by jumping into a pool
of water. How can a parasite do that?
|237: ||Does your blood type alter the speed of all your organs working together or does it not matter.
|238: ||How many living things are there?
|239: ||How did the first living things get life?
|240: ||During mitosis demonstrations - books, videos,
and other instructional sources always show the
two nuclei separating; but they never show the
mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum, or other
organelles replicating in the process. It would
be greatly appreciated, for my class and my
understanding of the concept if you could answer
this question. Thank you for your time and
|241: ||How are the gametes different from other cells in the body?
|242: ||How does the endocrine system work in regards to nutrition and metabolism?
|243: ||How does memory work?
|244: ||If cockroaches can withstand extreme radiation,
then why is it that they can't live through
certain pest spray?
|245: ||Whilst on holiday in the Verdon Park in France, in February, my wife and I saw a line of 27 Caterpillars all moving very slowly nose to tail across some stony ground about 1000m up in a forested mountain area. If I could find a way of making an attachment I would send you a photo. We would like to know what species they might have been and why they should be behaving in this way. What advantage could it be to their survival that they move in a line like this? Many thanks for your help. |
|246: ||Does radiation cause mutations
|247: ||I'm doing a science fair project on magnetic
reversals and their effects on animals . Is there
a simple experiment that I can do to represent that?
|248: ||How does tidal fluctuations effect starfish?
|249: ||Hi! We have been studying animals and I am researching beetles. I am wondering if all beetles have suction cups on the bottom of their feet? Thank you. I hope to hear from you soon.
|250: ||We are learning about cnidarians and their
nematocysts. My question is: can they sting
|251: || |
On a walk that we took in the mountains (about 1000m - 1500m) of the Verdon National Park in France, in February, in several places we saw a clump of what looked like light green leathery shells. They looked a bit like pumpkin seeds or big lentils. They were about 1cm in diameter. Sort of disc shaped. In a clump there may have been 30 or 50 of these "shells", loosely stuck together in a kind of clear slime that looked a bit like saliva. Some of them appeared to be opened that is two halves (upper and lower) of the disc had split away from each other. Often they were lying on gravel in the sun and were not hidden under any vegetation.
I regret that I did not take a photo. I have searched the internet looking for photos of lizards' eggs, as I thought this is what they might be. However I am not at all sure. If you have any wildlife expert who could tell us what these might have been I would be very grateful.
|252: ||What dinosaurs lived the longest?
|253: ||On the endangered species scale, what does "EW" stand for?
|254: ||On the conservation status thingy, how many of
the species does there have to be considered each
level of endangered-ness?
|255: ||Sorry about so many questions (answer all them at
once, if you want), but I am just naturally
curious. Where does a spider get its silk?
Because when I read "James and the giant peach,"
the spider said she was "running out of silk" |
PS-I love your web site!!!
|256: ||How does your hair keep growing?
|257: ||How does anesthesia make you not feel anything?
|258: ||Why dont most people have blue eyes?
|259: ||I have heard that there are two main theories to
the evolutionary origins of life, RNA first and
metabolism first, can you give me some
information on both?
|260: ||If there is a sickled blood cell in your blood stream, what would happen to your body?
|261: ||I want to either be a vet for marine mammals or
at least work with them. Is it better to major in
marine biology or zoology? [Also, is there such a
position/need for a marine vet/what would that
|262: ||Do sharks get sick?
|263: ||What are the three branches of life?
|264: ||Do cells have brains?
|265: ||What would happen if a red blood cell was damaged?
|266: ||What would happen if a skeletal muscle cell were
|267: || |
We have one koi and about 14 fish that are
comets or goldfish in a swimming pool converted
to a pond. They are about 5 inches or so long at
about 1 year of age. Very robust and active. Four
of them are basically white. Of the four, two
have some deep orange spots naturally on them. I
just noticed today that the white on the fish is
turning a washed out yellow/orange color. They
were seemingly pure white before. Now fins and
head particularly are turning organish. I'm
worried about their health. One website that
sells koi food says this is due to liver
function. Can that be correct? If so, what do we
change? We are feeding Tetramin and a special
We are in Hawaii so the
temperature is in the 80's. Full sunlight on the
pool. The pool is about 15,000 gallons with deep
areas at 8' on one end. The water is not
filtered, aerated or treated in any other way and
is very green as my husband is under the
impression that it is a large enough body of
water to not need extra care. We have two water
hyacinth plants in with them. The fish eat the
fish food, algae and bugs that fall into the
water. The comets/goldfish we bought were sold as
feeder fish" and we put them into the pond when
they were only a few inches. They are now robust
in girth, about 5 long in the body and very
active. But I wonder what this symptom may mean
in terms of nutrients and water quality?
|268: ||What types of bacteria are found in the home: such as in the bathroom or kitchen?
|269: ||What physical ailment can happen to the red blood
|270: ||What makes the banana spider silk so strong? What
makes up the spider silk?
|271: ||Why do fiber make you go to the bathroom?
|272: ||To make genetic mutations do you have to change
DNA or RNA? Why?
|273: ||How does Photosynthesis help animals survive?
|274: ||Can animals like cats and dogs even comprehend
something like math? I heard a story once about a
horse that could stomp it's hoof as many times as
the number you held up with your hand, but it
turned out that he could just tell when you
tensed up and would stop there. I also heard this
theory once that there was nine dimensions other
than the three dimensions that we see and that it
was impossible for the human brain to even
comprehend it. I'm just curious if animals with
less developed brains than us can or can't
comprehend some of the advanced things that our
brains can. Thanks,
|275: ||When you fracture a bone, what happens to the bone?
|276: ||Why do youn cry when you are hurt or sad?
|277: ||What will happen to our Nervous System if we have lost our ability to see?
|278: ||Why can we be paralyed from the waist down after a stroke?
|279: ||Are there skunk problems in Santa Barbara?
|280: ||Do skunks get accidentally killed?
|281: ||What impact do skunks have on humans?
|282: ||What are the skunk's worst enemies?
|283: ||Are skunks bothering people in Santa Barbara?
|284: ||We learned that breast milk helps develop
immunity in infants. Do these antibodies (from
the mother) stay in the baby's body for his or
her entire life? Or does the immune benefit only
last until the baby develops its own immune
system? Also, if a baby hypothetically breast
fed from multiple women, would he or she develop
a more comprehensive immune system?
|285: ||I heard that antibodies are passed on from mother
to child. Do antibodies get passed on through
more than one generation? I mean, even if I
breast feed my future children, will they still
be missing out because I was not breast fed myself?
|286: ||How was earth created and how did life begin on
|287: ||Where are mature T lymphocytes after disappear
|288: ||Why nerve cells can't reproduce?
|289: ||Why are you not crushed by atmospheric pressure?
|290: ||Do you get different cells everyday?
|291: ||Do Siamese twins share the same brain cells?
|292: ||Can you be alive with no cells?
|293: ||How can a skin cell change to a nerve cell?
|294: ||One day I read this article and it said that cow
farts are the number 1 cause of global warming is
that true? If so, why?
|295: ||Is there any scientific evidence for the
existence of Pegasus?
|296: ||What types of cancer does sun exposure cause?
|297: ||How do marine invertebrates decompose in the
ocean after death? |
I am working on a science
project related to taphonomy and the
decomposition of soft bodied invertebrate ocean
specimens inside of alcohol jars for laboratory
Could you help me?
|298: ||How do animals decompose? |
How do the
cellular tissues break down?
I am working
on a science project related to taphonomy and the
decomposition of soft bodied invertebrate ocean
specimens inside of alcohol jars for laboratory
research. Could you help me?
|299: ||Are you smarter if you have a bigger brain?
|300: ||how does a boy/girl get different sex organs than
|301: ||Why do people have tissue to support their bones
|302: ||What does DNA mean?
|303: ||I want to feed different snakes dead rodents and time the difference in time of eating. Is this too gross?
|304: ||What is a chromsome and what does it do?
|305: ||What helps cell divide?
|306: ||How many times a day does a cell divide?
|307: ||What is some evidence for evolution?
|308: ||There has been a lot of studies to show the numerous benefits of taking soybeans. However, there are also claims that taking a lot of soy may cause tumour in the body and may make a man more feminine. To what extent are these claims true?
|309: ||How many species related to dinosaurs are left in the world today, and where do they live?
|310: ||What will happen when a fertilization occurs?
|311: ||What will happen when a fertilization did not occur?
|312: ||Hi, I read an article the other day about an artificial retina that nanotechnologists have recently created. I really liked it and all, but I was wondering how something like that could work. My sister who is in college now told me about brain input and output signals that are recived from electronic sources, such as the artificial retina. How would a blind person be able to "remember" what they saw with the artificial retina? If the artificial retina does not have direct contact with the part of the brain that stores information, how is seeing something, and (knowing you have seen it) possible?
|313: ||I live in Arizona where it does not rain very much. When it rains, I can hear frogs croaking. Where do the frogs live when it does not rain?
|314: ||If you fell in love with UCSB but want to be a vet, is UCSB a good place to tranfer to? I know that UCD has an undergraduate program for animal science and a graduate program. Would it matter if I transferred to UCSB instead of UCD, even though UC Davis is known for their animal science major?
|315: ||Why do lizards do "push ups"?
|316: ||My class and I are wondering about conceiving twins. They are wondering about the genetics of it. Does this usually go through the mother's side, father's side or both? What are the odds of conceiving a set of twins, either fraternal or identical? Do all identical twins share an amniotic sac or can they have separate ones? Thanks!
|317: ||How long does it take to pickle an egg?
|318: ||Does your heart really stop every time you sneeze?
|319: ||What is carbon monoxide poisoning and why is it lethal to humans? What is the chemical reaction that occurs in the body when carbon monoxide is inhaled?
|320: ||How does noise pollution from traffic affect the environment? What animals does it specifically affect?
|321: ||Why is it that chicken meat is white, pig meat is
pink, and cows meat is red? Does diet play a
|322: || |
Hi, my name is Vincent Siefe and I am a student at San Marcos High. I am currently doing a small repot on bitotechnology, within the subtopic of microbial biodegradation. Most of the books and sources I have found dive into too much scientific detail which I can't understand. So I have some questions.
1. I have found that microbes have been used to break down chemicals and pollutants in the earth. Yet can they be used for other environmental technological applications?
2. Do you know how these laboratory processes came about?
3. Could you recommend any sources? Thanks for the help
|323: ||1. What is the difference between biodegradation and bioremediation?
|324: ||Why do only Eukaryotic cells have nucleuses?
|325: ||What are the main functions of the lymphatic system?
|326: ||How carbon dioxide is carried in the blood?
|327: ||What is the technique of using artificial kidney?
|328: ||Do cells attack each other? If so,Why?
|329: ||What does the Flagellum help in a Prokaryotic cell?
|330: ||How do you know that the cells in your body are
|331: ||Is eating glacial ice bad for you? I was told that if you eat ice from a glacier it will make you very sick as it has micro organisms in it. Is this true? Thank You
|332: ||"What is the evolutionary reason for people to be tickled?"
|333: ||When putting your finger through fire, why doesn't your skin burn?
|334: ||Is it the actual mold or the mold juice that is used to make antibiotics?
|335: ||Is there anyway to make yourself dream more
|336: ||Are there known toxic environmental or human side
effects of either producing or consuming
|337: ||How you scientists would define the words genes, genetics, and heredity?
|338: ||In the field of Genetics, what does it mean a trait and hybrid?
|339: ||I would like to know what is an allele?, what is a recessive allele?, and what is a dominant allele?
|340: ||How fast do nerves send signals to and from the
|341: ||Why do peoples hair change colors when the get
|342: ||Whats the original shape of a dinosaur?
|343: ||Why is it when you mix a white mouse with a
colored one, it comes out with a different color?
|344: ||How does the releasing of dopamine in the brain cause people to feel good?
|345: ||How do animals camouflage?
|346: ||Why do you have red blood cells couldn't they be any color or are they red for a specific reason?
|347: ||Are polar bears being extinct and why?
|348: ||If one were to have a iron content in their blood, would they be more likely to become electrocuted or possibly would you have a worse effect from an electrocution?
|349: ||Are there centrioles in both plant and animal cells?
|350: ||Why do snails bubble when salt gets on them? do they die? if so why?
|351: ||If you only expose a goldfish to light for 3-5
minutes each day, will the pigment be affected? If
so, why is it changing, what color would it most
likely be if it's an all-orange goldfish, and how
would it change the pigment?
|352: ||Where do Wild Wolves wander?
|353: ||Dear UCSB, My partner and I are conducting a
science fair research project on Lichen and how
it can be used to date man-made stone structures,
Particularly Knapp's Castle in Santa Barbra. We
were wondering if elevation affects Lichen growth?
|354: ||I am trying to attract bees to different colors (honey will be on the paper). What type of bees are in my area (Buellton, California)?
|355: ||Dear scientists, |
My question has to do with animal testing. One of the common reasons I hear for testing on animals (specifically dogs) is because they offer a good indicator for the effects of the make up for humans. However, why would dogs make good indicators due to the fact that they are a different species and that they have fur all over their face? Thank you for your time.
|356: ||If Darwin's theory states that humans evolved
from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?
|357: ||How can fetus or adult stem cells be used to develop organs? Have there been experiments conducted using stem cells? How can a stem cell be removed, without endangering the life of the fetus?
|358: ||What type of honey bees live in my area? What
color are they most attracted to? Can they see
|359: ||Why do some animals have actual babies and some
|360: ||I am confused about how light works, and
"invisible light" works. How do we not see
certain types of light? Thanks!! -Samantha
|361: ||Is there any way to prevent genetic disorders
such as Down Syndrom from happening?
|362: ||When the earliest organism grew, did ti go extint
after new ones grew?
|363: ||How does hand sanitizer kill germs?
|364: ||What do animals have,that we don't have?
|365: ||Are cells a big part of our bodys?
|366: ||What is the venom type in a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake and what chemicals in the venom cause the body to practically breakdown?
|367: ||It has been said that some polar bears spend part
of the year on land in warmer climates. If this
is the case, then why can't we move the polar
bears that are drowning in the arctic climates,
due to melting ice caps, and bring them to the
land to adapt like some polar bears do year around?
|368: ||Did people exist during the dinosaur times?
|369: ||Do male and female grow at different rates?
|370: ||Does your eye color affect your eye sight??
|371: ||We need to test lead on slugs or some other form of invertebrates. How can we do that? What sort of behavior to look for? Lead is a neurotoxin, so we assumed the response to the lead would be some sort of behavioral problem like loss of appetite or less movement, but we are not sure. Thanks for your help!
|372: ||Why are whales so big?
|373: ||Why are sea turtles almost extincted ?
|374: ||How do antiseptic soaps work?
|375: ||How does lead poisoning affect the development of babies both while they are in the womb and after birth? Thanks!
|376: || |
The theory goes that mutation is the raw material for evolution. Existing sequences of DNA, some of which codes for functional proteins, other sections dont, have random changes in their nucleotide sequence over time, that may persist and dawn reproductive advantage onto carriers of that gene.
I know that changes in the nucleotide sequences of the same gene have been observed across species, like in the genes that code for polypeptides in cytochrome C and hemoglobin. Based on this evidence a sort of evolutionary time line can be developed to show how far back organisms diverged from a common ancestor by comparing the numbers of differences in nucleotide sequence. In the study of genomes thus far, is there any evidence that suggests a related sequence of nucleotides that result in different functional proteins? Not all organisms have the same proteins, so wouldnt we expect to find that when we find a novel protein on the evolutionary tree, that the nucleotide sequence that codes for that protein would be analogous or similar to a the sequence for a different functional protein? I havent come across anything on this front and was wondering what the experts know. Thanks and I hope you have lots to be thankful for! Sincerely, Bret Klopfenstein Ventura HS
|377: ||Can you please tell me the digestive timeline for protein, fat, and starch?
|378: ||Why does the sun turn skin darker, but hair lighter?
|379: ||How does self-tanner work?
|380: ||How are scientific names developed?
|381: ||How do scientists figure out what parts of the brain control what?
|382: ||What elements are present in the body?
|383: ||What makes asbestos toxic?
|384: ||What causes poison oak to irritate the skin? What
does that have to do with chemistry?
|385: ||My family and I are on the Feingold diet. We do
not eat foods containing artificial colors and
dyes because we believe they have negative
health/behavioral effects...especially on my 6
yr. old autistic brother. I have a 5th grade
science experiment due and would like to do
something related to food dyes and how much
people eat them daily but cannot think of any
exact experiment to do. Any ideas?
|386: ||Why does pepto bismol turn your tongue black?
|387: ||Hi. In the answer to a question about ethyl alcohol and bacteria you-all wrote that ethyl alcohol can kill bacteria because it denatures the proteins in the cell and dissolves the cell membrane. I am trying to figure out how the ethyl alcohol in handgel affects viruses. I have read that all viruses have a protein coat that protects their genetic material and some have an envelope of fat that surrounds them. If the virus coat/shell is made up of proteins and /or fat if ethyl alcohol denatures the proteins in a bacterium cell, does it also denature the proteins and/or fat that make up the virus coat? If it does this, is this the reason we could say that hand gel is effective in killing viruses that may get on your hand?
|388: ||Will food coloring kill fish?
|389: ||We need bacteria for a science project; the name is Acinetobacter calcoaceticus RAG-1. Is this dangerous bacterium? Does work with it need to be done at a special lab?
|390: ||Is too much chlorine harmful for the skin?
|391: ||What substances destroy your teeth?
|392: ||Can mice distinguish color?
|393: ||What colors attract moths flash rate of fireflies?
|394: ||Which fingerprint is more popular in the index finger?
|395: ||Which grows faster scalp hair or body hair?
|396: ||I did an experiment with cats' and dogs' saliva to find our which of them has less bacteria. My experiment's results show that the dogs' saliva has less bacteria. According to your experience as a researcher, which saliva is cleaner?
|397: ||What information is coded into DNA?
|398: ||What causes that shock I feel when my body comes into contact with metal?
|399: ||What chemicals in the no calorie sugar
replacement, Splenda, cause cancer?
|400: ||What school is best to go to be a vet?
|401: ||Do humans all like different tastes or do we all like the same taste but we taste each food differently?
|402: ||Do we all see the same colors or do we see different colors but just grow up to call the color the same way?
|403: || |
Hello there I have received a review article titled "Genomics of reproduction in nematodes: prospects for parasite intervention?" by Nisbet, A.J. Cottee, P.A. & Gasser, R.B.
I have an assignment at university for Parasitology.
I have to present a 10 minute powerpoint on the "main points" that this article discusses. I understand that it is reviewing sex-specific molecules, technologies to identify these all in the hope of developing anthelminitcs and control strategies.
However, I am struggling to understand the concepts within the article such as the different technologies used and the differences between gender-specific and gender-enriched etc.
I was hoping that you could help me understand the key points that this article is conveying. Regards
|404: || |
I'm asking for help with the assistance of my teacher. I'm doing a science fair and research project on the golden ratio in nature. I'm interested in mathematics and finding relationships between things I can measure in the real world.
I've been doing research on the golden ratio and I've found that the information is either too general or too advanced. I think there may be two ways you could help me:
1. I would like some help finding material that could help inform me appropriately (beyond the junior high level, but easier than graduate school) for my mathematical research.
2. Is it possible that there might be someone on campus willing to mentor me?
Teacher's note: This student is one of the brightest girls I've seen! Worth nurturing/Mentoring!!!!
|405: || |
I am doing a project on DNA sequence and on how changes in the sequence cause disorders. For example, cystic fibrosis is caused by a recessive allele. When you look at that string of DNA you can see there are three DNA bases missing. Here are my questions I need answered:
1) What kind of technology you would use when looking for the DNA impurities?
2) In the sequences is it easy to point out the mistakes or are they hard to see?
3) Is a specific name for this action or do I just call it DNA sequencing?
4) Is it possible to replace the mistakes with the correct sequence? --Thank you
|406: ||How do you get head aches? Why?
|407: ||Why is blood red?
|408: ||What does Vitamin D have to do with calcium?
|409: ||What are the differnet types of wax?
|410: ||Do you have any unique information for the use of Calcium, the element?
|411: ||Are all plant cells square and all animal cells
more round in shape?
|412: ||What is color blindness, how can you tell when you get it and are there any treatments to get rid of it?
|413: ||Is silk made of living thing?
|414: ||How many chromosomes do butterflies have? My teacher and I have a debate on if they have 380 chromosomes or 20-40.
|415: ||Is there a thread that can support human weight (like spidermans' webshooter)?
|416: ||What are fossils made of?
|417: ||Is Spinosaurus the biggest dinosaur? How many teeth does it have?
|418: ||How does a mummy body stay the same?
|419: ||We have chickens. For our science fair I want to die the color of their food and water to see if it effects the color of their eggs. Can this hurt them?
|420: ||Can humans bring dinosaurs back to life like Frankenstein?
|421: ||How old does a triceratops have to be to mate and lay eggs?
|422: ||Why and how do saber tooth cats attack mammoths?
|423: ||How many teeth is a shark supposed to have?
|424: ||How long is a gray whale? Can it be as big as 5 school buses?
|425: ||After how many generation of Chromosomal crossover will human beings stop?
|426: ||How do iguanas reproduce? Do they lay eggs or give live births?
|427: ||Do cow farts contribute to global warming?
|428: ||What common ancestor do humans and other mammals share?
|429: ||How can obligate anaerobe bacteria can survive without respiration of oxygen!?
|430: ||Why can people see more clearly when they
squint their eyes?
|431: ||How do snails reproduce?
|432: ||Based on evolution,why did insects start of so
large and become very small today?
|433: ||What living things do not have vertebrates?
|434: ||Why are spiders dangerous?
|435: ||What is in silk that makes it a fiber that we can wear in any season?
|436: ||How can we test the effectiveness of rubbing alcohol in killing bacteria?
|437: ||How do seals reproduce?
|438: ||Why the exoskeleton present at joints is flexible and soft? Significance?
|439: ||Why do cows have splotches?
|440: ||How do animals react to weightlessness?
|441: ||Is there a sixth human body sense and how does it work?
|442: ||How many times does your heart beat?
|443: ||How are eathworms created?
|444: ||How do spiders construct webs that are in the
middle of two distant objects?
|445: ||Why animal cells have more variety in shape than plant cells?
|446: ||Bacteria was discovered. It was whitish, yellowish with a green tint. It had circles in it. it was a slimy texture that was of thin substance. It had a bubble surface and it was translucent. What type of bacteria was it?
|447: ||For animal science our teacher wants us to die
a fish a different color. How would I go
about doing this? Or can I just get a white
fish and out like 2 drops of food color on each
side of him ? Because I have a 3.0 GPA looking
at going into collage next year, this is 50% of
1st semesters grade. Thanks!
|448: ||What diseases do bananas and fish carry?
(Mercury, Tiny diseases on banana, etc.) How do
safely carry food from one place to another
without diseases getting on the food? This is for
a very important group project. Thank you!
|449: ||Are viruses alive? What about prions?
|450: ||If an Producer is an organism that makes its own
food. And a Herbivore is a plant eating animal
what is something like a venus fly-trap be?
|451: ||My question for my science fair project is how
does age affect how quick you see an illusion?
I was wondering what topics I should research
for my background section? Thanks!
|452: ||Hi - |
We are studying protozoa and have some
questions about the shape of ameobas. In the
slides & videos we've seen, the pseudopods look
like arms that reach around and engulf a bacteria
into a food vacuole. However, you can still see
the bacteria... does that mean that there is no
pseudopod "on top" of the bacteria? Or are
pseudopods 3-dimentional? We don't know, since
we've only seen them on slides, flattened under
cover slips - what shape are ameobas when they
float freely in the water?
|453: ||What animals have the most bones in its body?
|454: ||Can you please tell me the digestive timeline for
protein, fat, and starch?
|455: ||We have been learning about the immune response (natural killer cells, dendritic cells, t-cells, etc.) and I have a question: how many times a day / week / month does your immune system fight off viruses? Is it happening all the time?
|456: ||If you listen to a Country song, a Hip-Pop song, a Rock song, a Rap song, and a Jazz song, what type of song would make your heart rate the lowest(and highest)?
|457: || |
What is music therapy?
What type/tempo affects moods in what way?
|458: ||Why do certian foods, such as raspberries, need to be refrigerated?
|459: ||What elements in sugar have a negative affect on the body? Do all sugars have this affect?
|460: ||Why do human beings having emotions and feelings?
|461: ||I have 5 questions. |
1) Do colors affect
2) Which colors have the greatist
effect on someones emotions?
combination of colors have a greater effect on
4)Does color have to be a certain
shade for it to have an effect on emotion?
5)Do all colors have an effect on emotion?
|462: ||Does melanin have other functions besides protection from ultraviolet radiation exposure?
|463: ||As to your answer to the experiment of testing
the effectiveness of a rubbing alcohol in killing
which one should fall apart first? And why?
|464: ||Is mimicry in animals innate behavior, learning
behavior or both?
|465: ||I was just wondering how many chromosomes it
takes to make one strand of DNA? Thanks,
hopefully you reply soon.
|466: ||Which is the biggest rodent in the world?
|467: ||Why aren't monkeys turning into humans right now?
|468: ||Is there a scientific name for when a person has two different color eyes? meaning each eye is a different color. Also, is it an inherited trait? Is this trait on a specific chromosome? Thank You
|469: ||Why can cats land on their feet when they jump off a tree?
|470: ||How do our brains function similarly to small animals if they aren't the same size?
|471: ||How do organisms live in methane?
|472: ||If dolphins and whales are ocean mammals, how is
that whales are large and dolphins small? I am
asking this question because I read here that
whales being mammals can grow large as they
don't have the physical restrictions they would
have on land. So why does it not apply to
|473: ||We did a little research on diatoms earlier this
year. We were wondering why is it that round?
Diatoms cant move and, can others?
|474: ||Why can many plants and animals adapt better than others?
|475: ||We want to know is blood blue or red? It looks
blue in the inside and on the outside it is red.
|476: ||In your body is your blood blue or red? |
|477: ||What are some of the most interesting life forms found in the deepest parts of the ocean?
|478: ||What concrete evidence do scientists actually
have that we evolved from monkeys and that the
"big bang" actually happened?
|479: ||I wonder, did humans ever metamorphize in any
time? Because I saw insects did it. Did the
neanderthal change in some way so that they could
look like humans today? I know it's not the
same exactly as insects, but how are they the same?
|480: ||Why do male quail have a little thing on top of their head? and why do male deer have horns? I think that the quail has a little thing on thier head because that is how you can tell them apart; on the deer, I think that they have horns because that is what they use to fight. Are there other reasons?
|481: ||Im wondering why are dinosaurs extinct? Did their
food get poisoned or did they run out of food?
|482: ||Is there really life on Mars? What evidence is
there that there may or may not have been life on
|483: ||How do snakes inject venom into its victim? How do
snakes slither? How do snakes close their mouth
without biting themselves?
|484: ||Were very interested in Snakes! How did snakes get poison? What snakes are poisonous? Why do snakes shed their skin?
|485: ||Why cant our eye and brain process certain parts
of the electromagnetic spectrum? We know that we
can see the visible part, and that other animals
can process infrared, for instance. What is it
that makes our brains different in this respect?
|486: ||Our beach had an oil leak sometime around 1992-
1994. I want to know how that oil leak could
effect us and the animals that live in the ocean?
Maybe you heard about the Unocal oil leak in
Guadalupe. I havent found good information on the
health problems. I want to know.... what are the
effects to us.... where could I find out?
|487: ||I heard that cows lay out a lot of methane but
would it harm other stuff like plants and
vegetation? Does it affect the atmosphere?
|488: ||Are there any environmental problems in the Everglades?
|489: ||Why is the rainforest continually being cut down
despite the fact that people know about the
repercussions of its consequences?
|490: ||What kind of bacteria live in the swamps today?
|491: ||Why are monarch butterflies endangered of dying?
I heard from a newspaper that they are doing
studies on them.
|492: ||My project is about butterflies. Does it hurt
butterflies when you touch their wings? Why? Do
they have anything special in their wings?
|493: ||What is the most dangerous and wild animal?
|494: ||Could life survive on a Asteroid? On Earth there
are six characteristics of life. In the search
for alien life forms are the characteristics of
life the same?
|495: ||Why do dogs see in black and white?
|496: ||We have been discussing reptiles. Looking
forward, one of my students inquired about the
first mammal. Has the fossil record been able to
pinpoint one mammal in particular as the ancestor
for all mammals?
|497: ||If all of the plants on Earth died, how long
would it be before we run out of oxygen?
|498: ||How did bacteria develop on Earth?
|499: ||Why do four-legged animals have tails? What is
the purpose of a tail?
|500: ||What is the most poisonous animal on Earth? How
does its toxin work?
|501: ||We watched the Guinness Book of World Records and
saw that scientists were growing human parts,
like ears, on other species, such as rats. We
were wondering how this process was possible. We
would appreciate any response. Thanks.
|502: ||In fifth grade I watched The Voyege Of The Mimi
and I got interested in whales. I heard that
whales walked on land and there food was in the
water so they adapted to the water. I want to
know if there is some more evidence that whales
walked on land.
|503: ||How are recombinant plasmids moved through the
membrane into the receiving bacterium.The story
in the high school bio textbook is simply that
restriction enzymes clip the gene of interest,
it is recombined with a ligase, and then this
transformed plasmid is reintroduced into the cell
- but no real explanation. Can you explain this
|504: ||As a scientist, how would you explain how the
Earth was created after the Big Bang occurred?
Where did animals, plants the human race come from?
|505: ||If the sun were to explode, what is the
probability that human life forms would survive?
Is there a possibility of a "Counter Earth."
|506: ||Up to how many eggs can a steelhead trout have? .
I want to know because we will be studying the
steelhead trout and I want to know ahead of time.
(we just got 30 eggs in our aquarium).
|507: ||How many skin cells get damaged when we first get
out of bed? How long before they die? Does any
cell ever [avoid being] eaten? How do skin cells
get their food to stay alive? Do skin cancer
cells live longer than regular cells?
|508: ||I am Interested in Mustang Horses. I would like
to now more about them. What colors they are and
where they live. Ive found some basic
information, but I dont know why they are
considered different than regular horses.
|509: ||Why can't humans make the 8 amino acids which we
need toget from the diet? Is it a loss of a past
ability, or are we maybe gaining the ability?
What amino acids do you acquire from beans and
rice, versus milk, and versus tofu?
|510: ||Why do the bruises change colors over time?
|511: ||Do cells go through the same changes as human
beings, or do they go through different changes?
In other words, do they start little, go through
some kind of puberty, then get old??
|512: ||What are the reasons that could keep humans from living longer than anyone does now?
|513: ||Why do old people get white hairs? Who found out about cells in our body? We are very curious!
|514: ||How does respiration work? How fast does respiration work?
|515: ||When we take a bath or a shower, do cells fall in the water? Can cells sense stuff?
|516: ||What do we know about the specifics of the
bonding process between a diatomic oxygen
molecule (O2) and the third oxygen
atom, the combination of which ends up as
O3? Does it have to do with
radiation? How exactly does it happen? What are
the effects of inhaling ozone on the human body?
I know that it is harmful to plants and even
deadly to them, but what does it do to humans?
|517: ||Why does hair grow in your nose?
|518: ||During mitosis, why is there a line that splits the cell when the cell divides and what causes it to do so in animal cells?
|519: ||We learned that spiders have eight eyes. Do they
see through all 8 eyes or do they only use two
like us or do they see completely different from us?
|520: ||What is the spider silk made of and how can it be so strong to hold a spider?
|521: ||If mitochondria and chloroplasts contain their own DNA, what controls their rate of replication? How much do they depend on their host cell for biochemical machinery?
|522: ||Pentremites species. What type of species is it?
Is there a commonname for it, what age is it &
what type of environment did it form in?
|523: ||Do any other animals have an appendix? If so what
is it used for? Do you know what ours was or is
used for? Could ours have been used for the same
purpose long ago?
|524: ||Did Tyrannosaurus Rex mothers and/or fathers
cared for their young? We know that the
Oviraptor (meaning egg stealer) was found sitting
on a nest of eggs. Was this oviraptor actually
brooding the eggs? Also, does the Oviraptor and
T. rex have a "wishbone" similar to birds? Is
there any connection between this "wishbone" and
how the dinosaur cared for its young (similar to
how most birds care for their young today).
|525: ||If brown hair comes from pigments (proteins), aren't gray hairs formed when the pigment is no longer produced? But then why have I seen gray hairs that are gray at the end but dark at the root? What is the story with gray hairs? How do grayhairs form?
|526: ||From what does the yolk form? Endoderm? Mesoderm? Ectoderm?
|527: ||What evidence is there for dinosaurs' mating calls, duels, colors, markings, and the environment they lived in? What type of research, other than fossil excavation, if any, has been done to gather evidence for the above? What percentage of the depictions are scientific with supporting evidence versus pure speculation?
|528: ||How does the eggshell form on the egg?
|529: ||What is the thing that looks like a mouth at the end of the abdomen of the "crane fly" or "mosquito eater?"
|530: ||Are the two structures on either side of the crane fly, under each wing, that look like this: ------O used for balancing? If so, is it for balancing in flight or on the ground? Also, is there any other insect that has these structures?
|531: ||I was wondering why hydrogen peroxide affects abalone's reproduction?
|532: ||Why do worms come to the surface when it is
|533: ||When do tadpoles (polliwogs) start to appear in
the creeks of Santa Barbara? When are the most
|534: ||How do I induce hypercholesterolemia in albino
mice? How do I increase blood cholesterol levels
in albino mice? (Please suggest certain amounts
and durations for the diet--- I would like some
tips from you for my first research project).
|535: ||How many chromosomes does an elephant have?
|536: ||Viruses fascinate me. How is that they are not
living organisms? Do you have an idea how did
they evolve from other organisms? I was
thinking that they probably evolved from the
mitochondria, is it possible? |
|537: ||Is hand sanitizer really effective? Also, since
it doesn't kill viruses, should it really
say "Kills 99% of all germs!" It seems a bit of
a lie. Isn't it better to just wash our hands?
|538: || |
Hello, I am a current intern at Nationwide
Children's Hospital in Columbus Ohio and I am
having some trouble with teaching myself some
cell signaling pathways for microbial
pathogenesis. I taught myself the three
complement pathways to destroy pathogens through
the use of C5bC78 added to around 10-16 C9s to
make a MAC, but I am trying to teach myself the
toll-like receptor pathways and others like
that. I am very much a visual learner but these
pictures that I am getting online are too
complex for me to decipher. Also, the videos
online that I am finding are too simple and I
need to go more into depth. I have a
presentation of what I did in the lab for the
past few months coming up on August 10th and I
need to be as well prepared as I can be because
a scholarship is on the line that I am competing
with other students for and it is vital that I
am well prepared to be as versed as I can be in
the topic of microbial pathogenesis and
immunology. Are there any sites or books
that you would recommend me looking for? I would
really like help here! Thanks so much.
|539: ||Why are tears so salty? |
|540: ||Dear Researcher!
I read the article on the question "How thick is
Amongst others... the thickness of the ostrich
egg depends on the age.
How much weight does an ostrich egg lose...in
Is the loss of 50% of its original weight
|541: ||How do animals stay hidden in the sand as the
tide is going out and the sand is going with the
|542: ||What is the theory of evolution? |
|543: ||What is microbial biotechnology? |
|544: ||Why living things need to be fed? |
|545: ||Why is GTP used in translation and transcription
instead of ATP? |
|546: || |
Is it possible that an ostrich egg shell has
Barium in it? I understand from the article I
read that ostriches eat everything and some come
from Northern Africa including Morocco, which is
rich in minerals. I also understand that the
water the ostriches drink there can contain
So, is it possible that the egg shell
contains that barium?
|547: ||I am trying to find out what I have found. Can
you help me? I recently found another object
even bigger than the picture attached. Thank
Click here to see what I found:
what I found 1
what I found 2
|548: ||If the density of the ostrich shell is about
3000 Hounds field Units, or 38
Grams/cm3 for a new egg... and the
natural loss reduces the density for an egg of
an ostrich to 28 around the year 1850, to 25
around 1750 and to 23 around 1700, and to 20
around 1600 and to 18 around 1500, or the weight
of about 125 grams. Can this decline of density
be a proof of the age of an un-mounted, engraved
ostrich egg? |
|549: ||Why do paradoxical frogs shrink as they grow
|550: ||How do biosensors transmit messages to the cell? |
|551: ||When a red blood cell gets old and worn out a
white blood cell surrounds and engulfs it,
a vesicle that then fuses with a Lysosome. What
this process called? |
|552: || |
Given an Ostrich egg with known density, what
is its age?
Here is the data file:
click here to see
|553: ||What is the substrate of bulgaros and the
organelle that makes this process possible? |
|554: ||How do invertebrates excrete their wastes? |
|555: ||How do animals help plant reproduction? |
|556: || |
I have a question about the genetic
similarities between the major primate species
(orangutans, chimpanzees, gorillas, gibbons, and
bonobos) and humans. A lot of times one hears
about how humans and chimps are the closest to
each other genetically, differing in their
genetic makeup by only a few percent. I´m
wondering though, how close genetically are the
great apes to each other?
For example, how close are chimps to
gorillas, gibbons, or bonobos? Or gorillas to
orangutans, etc.? Do you guys know of any
references comparing the genetic codes of all of
the great apes to humans (from which I could
deduce how similar the great apes are from
themselves)? Or perhaps a direct comparison of
primate genetic codes to each other? I´m mostly
interested in the overall percentage difference
between each species, but I´d love to look at
any additional information as well such as where
their genetic codes differ with regard to each
Any help or references to resources on the
subject would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
|557: ||How do scientists know what color dinosaurs were? |
|558: ||How many chromosomes are there in a Geometrid
|559: ||From my own research I learned that cancer cells
are created by abnormal cells that have undergone
a change,and they use the amino acids in your
literally eating you alive. Can cancer be killed
the depletion of the amino acids in a person's
body? Also, how could we sustain their life
because amino acids are the bases of a human
protein and body, but they are also the fuel and
build if cancer? |
|560: ||Can viral RNA multiply itself inside the cell
membrane with ribosomes and get through all of
cell defenses (such as lysosomes and splicer
insomes)? Are there such things as defensines? |
|561: ||I live in the Catskill Mountains. My grandma has
polliwogs in a pond near her house. It's going
be freezing in a couple of nights. Will the
polliwogs all die? |
|562: ||How do you prove in an experiment that digestion
occurs and how? |
|563: ||What is goldfish? How do goldfish live? Where do
goldfish live? What do goldfish eat? What are
goldfish habitats? |
|564: ||Can viral deoxyribonucleic acids infect the
nucleus and other organelles? Do defensins poke
holes in an infected cell? Does viral DNA and RNA
look the same as our DNA and RNA? |
|565: ||How many chromosomes does a ladybug have? |
|566: ||I was wondering if you know where can I buy
initiation medium and clone induction medium? I'm
doing a project dealing with plant cloning. If
know where to get them that would be a big help! |
|567: ||Is it necessary to insert the nucleus of somatic
cell of any animal in an egg cell of the same
of animal in cloning? Can we insert sheep somatic
cell in cow egg cell and have a successful
cloning? If so,why is it possible? If not,why is
not it possible? |
|568: ||If you compare the two sequences of HindIII and
HaeII, is there anything unusual about the
sequence itself? Is there something about AAGCTT
or AATT that might suggest it is something other
than random if you came across it in a DNA
sequence? If you wanted to cut up a genome into
smaller pieces instead of larger pieces, and you
had the three enzymes to choose from that we
talked about above, which enzyme would you use?
The 4, 6 or 8 base pair cutter, and why?
|569: ||How has science helped animals? |
|570: ||Is there bacteria life on Mars? |
|571: ||Is Panda bear related to Raccoon? |
|572: ||What is the function of the nucleus pulposus in
adult? Not Embryo |
|573: ||Are the smooth muscles in continuous working
(contract & relax) for life? For example, if the
stomach is empty, will it work or not? How do
both states (contract & relax) work in the body
according to the organ? Note: ignore the
peristaltic period please. |
|574: ||If red blood cells would become curved, what will
it happen? How can we improve blood circulation &
reshape red blood cells if they are damaged? |
|575: ||What are the scientific names for red meat and
|576: ||How does chlorine affect material over a long
period of time? How does chlorine affect peoples’
|577: ||What happens if your body does not produce red
blood cells? Is this something that has happened
to anybody? |
|578: ||For a dog to be a lefty or a righty, does it have
an effect on the animals physical or mental
|579: ||Why is the blood type AB called AB |
|580: ||Why is the giant panda classified as a bear and
not classified as a raccoon? |
|581: ||How do single-celled organisms function? |
|582: ||How are human organelles affected? |
|583: ||What are some bad things that organisms do for
|584: ||Does the panda have a circulatory system? |
|585: ||Why do we grow? How did we come upon to be
|586: ||How wide is a gray whale? |
|587: ||1. What do you think the effects of magnetism
have on plants? 2. What did you major in? 3. Do
you think weather will play a role in magnetism
affecting plant growth? 4. Do you think lettuce
pansies will have a greater increase of growth
based on the affects of magnetism? 5. How many
plants should I use to be sure my experiment is
based on the fact that magnetism affected the
|588: || |
In my experiment, I will be testing how
effective the pinky is at estimating the
temperature of water. I was wondering how many
sensor cells there are in the human pinky?
I recently did some research on how the brain
gets these sensory details from the skin and
that the part of the brain that receives these
signals is called the Hypothalamus. Where in the
brain is the Hypothalamus and how large is it in
comparative size to the rest of the brain.?
What is the rate of temperature increase or
decrease to room temperature for water that I
should use in my experiment?
When using statistical analysis, what is the
most effective way to have realistic numbers?
I plan on using set ranges of temperatures for
people to estimate the temperatures for. I am
going to tell them what these ranges are; just
that they are hot, room temperature, and cold. I
plan on having the cold at around 30-40 degrees,
the room temperature from 60-75, and the hot at
100-110. Do you think this is a good idea or
should I just have a set temperature for each
section of the test?
Thanks for answering these questions for my
Science Fair Project
|589: ||What are the effects on a fish that is dyed? |
|590: ||At which phase of cell cycle does the
mitochondrial DNA synthesis takes place? |
|591: ||How are scientists helpful to us?
|592: ||What are the structures of a red blood cell? I
have a project to make a model of the cell, and I
wonder how I should design it. Thanks! |
|593: || What are some malfunctions of red blood cells
|594: ||My science project is "Does changing the
of a whistle affect a goldfish's reaction time? I
have 5 questions to ask:
1)Does time of day affect a fish\'s attention
2) What is your education background and career
3) Is their anyway I could make my fish listen
4) What is your prediction of my conclusion will
the high or low frequency whistle make the fish
have a faster reaction time?
5)Is their any advice you can give me for future
(i know this very short notice and i totally
understand if its not possible, but if possible
could you email me the answers by January 20th)
thank you so much
|595: ||Are there any diseases borne in or more
importantly on the skins of bananas which could
adversely affect human health? What kinds of
chemical agents are used in the fumigation of
bananas to kill pests or "hitchikers" in transit
from the growing fields to our homes?If bananas
are treated with chemicals en route from the
fields to our homes, can the chemicals 1) leech
deep into the skins of the fruit and 2) can\'t
they leech into the boxes the bananas are shipped
in making the boxes unsafe for re-packing other
food products in? Thanks. |
|596: ||Do all living things grow? |
|597: ||Why do zebras have stripes? |
|598: ||What is the sincerity of using dinosaurs as a
between birds and reptile? |
|599: ||Do bugs grow in moss of any kind? |
|600: ||How long does it take to die from no oxygen? |
|601: ||What are the types of animals that reproduce
asexually, and that also go through regeneration? |
|602: ||Which cells are bigger, from plant or from
animal, and why?
|603: ||Are people born more flexible than others? If so,
why is this? Is the cat the most flexible animal
|604: ||Why do cells require oxygen? |
|605: ||Which hormones are necessary for differentiation
of white blood cells from hematopoietic stem
in the red bone marrow? |
|606: ||Is there another way by which flowering plants
attract animals? How does it help a plant to have
an animal eat its fruit? |
|607: ||Would it be possible to just inject salt into a
cancer cell, so it stops making more cells and
then just remove the tumor? |
|608: ||What is the scientists view on euthanasia?
|609: ||Where do neuron cells come from? |
|610: ||Why euglena is not considered either a plant or
|611: ||If an organisms muscle cells or nerve cells are
damaged, what problems would there be? Which
stages of cell division require energy? Which
stages would require that new biomolecules and
cellular structures be made? |
|612: ||How does a plant make its own seeds? |
|613: ||I just did the Rubber Bones experiment and
successfully remove all calcium carbonate for the
chicken bones. However, I added a step by then
soaking the bones in Whole, 2%, and fat free
to see if the calcium in the different types of
milk would help the bone harden back up. It
didn't. They were actually softer afterwards. Can
you tell me why? |
|614: ||How do plants use Photosynthesis? |
|615: ||One of my teachers in Science says that the
grasshopper's real adaptation is its hind and
strong legs, and my other teacher says that the
grasshopper's green coloring is its adaptation.
Which do you think is the grasshopper's
to protect itself from predators? |
|616: || Why are komodo dragons and tigers not enemies? |
|617: ||What does the anteaters meat have that tastes bad
for animals? |
|618: ||Why does it take venom to make anti venom? |
|619: ||What term should be used to describe the
metabolism of the Hafnia alvei of the
Enterobacteriaceae family? |
|620: ||What is the most delicate animal? |
|621: ||Why do animals have whiskers?
|622: ||Why do rattle snakes rattle there tail?
|623: ||What is the most dangerous disease for human
|624: ||What do toucans eat, and were do they live? Are
|625: ||Hello there,
I am a masters graduate in Mississauga, Ontario,
Canada. I would be much grateful if you could
me to an online dictionary in evolution
expressions or even Biology, as I am developing
lectures in the Origin of Life. Sophia
|626: ||If you took plane blood from a bird and injected
it into a frog, then bred the frog with another
frog, would you get a different species of
|627: ||Why don't we have a large appendix? |
|628: ||Are farts germ carriers? I was thinking about it,
and SOMETHING goes from one body into another. Is
airborne disease not an issue because clothes are
|629: ||How (as in what biological mechanism) do bats
when to wake up after hibernating? |
|630: ||How long does it take for a baby animal to grow
|631: ||How do snakes move on the ground? |
|632: ||Why do dogs have wet noses?
|633: ||Why do animals have wet and pink noses? |
|634: ||How many colors can shrimps see? |
|635: ||How are abalone shells made? |
|636: ||What is it meant by cell specialization? |
|637: ||Which animal lives the longest? |
|638: ||Why do animals have whiskers? |
|639: ||How do you make chocolate? |
|640: ||What was the first living thing on earth? |
|641: ||What happens when u put a chicken bone in vinager?
|642: ||What is melanin?
|643: ||How can I check if I see red color for example
same ways as you would see it? |
|644: ||Has there ever been a human clone? What are your
thoughts of cloning in the future? Okay? Not
|645: ||How would the human body be affected without the
process of mitosis? |
|646: ||Do smaller bones soaked in vinegar become bendy
|647: ||What is an ecosystem and what is it made of? |
|648: ||How did all the houses and streets looked before
the dinosaurs came?
|649: ||Does music effect animal behavior? |
|650: ||Hello Sir, I am a post graduate student in the
field of biotechnology from India, but there are
some questions right from my schooling days that
are still left unanswered for me. We were taught
in the schools that Birds live in nest, spiders in
their web but i really wonder do these birds and
spiders really build there nests and webs for
living or they are made for other purposes like
Nests are build for laying eggs and bringing up
there young ones and webs are build by the spiders
for catching prey? |
|651: ||How do venus flytraps and pitcher plants get their
energy from the food once they have captured it? |
|652: ||Do elephants feel pain like humans? |
|653: ||Why do elephants cry and get emotional and also
why do poachers kill elephants when elephants did
not even do anything to them, they are just trying
to live a good life? |
|654: ||Do elephants have feelings? |
|655: ||Are elephants like humans? |
|656: ||What do owls eat? |
|657: ||What are the benefits and harms of solar radiation
and solar rays? |
|658: ||What color is our blood inside of our bodies? |
|659: ||What is a nucleus? |
|660: ||How effective has science been to protect
endangered animals? |
|661: ||How do pandas look like?
|662: ||Is there any cell that has round shape? |
|663: ||How is ATP produced in a cell? |
|664: ||Hello,Today in science we were learning about
Darwin, evolution, and artificial/natural
selection. I was wondering why there aren't
sub-species of human like there are types of geese
and breeds of dog.
|665: ||If dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago
and humans only came about .25 millions ago, our
perception of dinosaurs and how they look
(courtesy movies such as Jurassic Park) is just
conjecture- albeit a brilliant one- is it not? We
can't really know what they looked like, can we?
Even the accuracy of our technology ca\'t ever be
truly determined, can it?
|666: ||Do invertebrates change colors like the
chameleon's do? |
|667: ||When you study germs, what color are they?
|668: ||How does pandas help scientists? |
|669: || Are their any fossils that haven't been found yet? |
|670: || Why can we see colors? And why can we see light?
|671: ||Is there hair on the bottom of our feet or on the
palms of our hands?
|672: ||What causes small animals to grow, while big
animals tend to shrink? (over long periods of
time) My teacher was talking about how for example
spiders used to be bigger? But how can that be?
Yes I learned some things about evolution and how
over long periods of time things tend to change,
but why shrink? Why grow? |
|673: || Why do animals need energy from the sun even if
they get energy from the food they eat?
|674: ||To which animals are pandas related? |
|675: ||Which organisms have the ability to regenerate
limbs, eyes, and internal structures? |
|676: ||Are there any organisms which can regenerate their
entire bodies from a central section, or from one
|677: ||What is the meaning of "biology"? We were taught
that "bio" meant life, and "logy" meant "the study
of". Have you been taught this also? Thank you for
the courtesy of a reply.
|678: ||How long a whale can stay underneath water? How long
they can stay on land? |
|679: ||What type of frog multiples very fast like in 2
days that lives in Michigan?!? |
|680: || Why whales cannot breathe in water? |
|681: ||Is there a living thing that does not move? |
|682: || My husband was bitten/stung by something - we
think a spider of some sort, last May. The bite
was painless. It started as mosquito bite size and
went through the same progression/symptoms as a
Hobo spider bite. I had the same thing happen 3
weeks ago and am still recovering from the "bite".
Do we have Hobo spiders in Santa Barbara? We never
saw what bit us, what could it be? I'm still
recovering.Thank you. |
|683: ||What is the minimum number of cells a living thing
can have? |
|684: ||Does an ant have the intelligence to go through a
|685: ||Does the artificial light effect the pigment of
the goldfish? If so, how long do you thing it will
take to the goldfish to change color? |
|686: ||Does an ant have the intelligence to go through a
|687: ||Can you tell what kind of bones are the ones on
the pictures below?
|688: ||I cannot find the kind of degrees that an
oceanographer needs. Can you help me? |
|689: ||What are things that are alive, but display
characteristics of non-living things? |
|690: ||How dooes a caterpillar make a cocoon? |
|691: ||Hello.I am researching the role of the spleen in
the immune system, particularly in response to
peripheral cytopenia. Do you know what happens to
the spleen if it experiences a sudden increase in
abnormal erythrocytes? Does this cause any spleen
pathology? And finally, what does loss of spleen
function mean for the immune system? Thanks. |
|692: || How do Zebras get their strips? |
|693: || What is the difference between mimicry and
|694: ||Does petting a dog could affect a person's blood
|695: ||What is the organelle that is found in the nerve
cell and does not replicate? |
|696: ||How many types of living things are are in the
oceans, rivers, and tide pools?
|697: ||How does a mitochondria in a cell get energy from
food, water, protein, etc? |
|698: ||What are your lungs made of? |
|699: ||How thick is an eggshell? |
|700: ||Why do we need cells to live? |
|701: ||Do animals breath out carbon dioxide?
|702: ||How do you know a cell is alive or not? |
|703: ||What is a nutrient or anything that comes from
outside of the cell membrane, which does it go to
the nucleus (even if it ends up like a waste)?
|704: ||How come you don't see everything blue if your
eyes are blue? |
|705: ||What is the thickness of different eggs? |
|706: ||How is it possible to breathe in zero gravity?
|707: ||Scientifically, what happens to a person when
she/he dies, where does she/he go? |
|708: ||How did dolphins evolve from dogs that lived by
the ocean? |
|709: ||Why is that when cells from a multicellular
organism falls off it dies? When I look at
unicellular and multicellular cells they look some
what alike. |
|710: ||How do animals help plants? |
|711: || What do Meerkats need to survive? |
|712: ||How do people with 4 cones in their eyes see color
differently than most people who have three cones?
Why do they see so many more colors? How do
cones work? |
|713: || |
I read an article attempting to explain why
viruses attack cells. The argument mentioned by
the author hinges around the idea that a virus is
genetically programmed to attack cells. We
already know that. What is missing is how this
viral genetic code was written in the first place.
This is not a philosophical question!
The point is as follows: evolution is an
ongoing biological process and different life
forms are different form one another. Having said
that, it is not clear how the genetic make-up of a
virus can be designed in order to successfully
attack cells. Consider the differences between a
bacteriophage and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus
(HIV). Clearly, they have different structural
properties that allow them to successfully invade
the corresponding targets. Why? How did it
happen? What are the fundamental mechanisms
underlying viruses, i.e., design and build a virus
that will be able to infect the following cell?
Scientific answers are required to tackle these
|714: ||My Question is: How much oxygen will land based
microorganisms convert in a Mars like atmosphere?
I need help getting the tools for this experiment.
Is there somebody who could help me? |
|715: || Why does Mitochondria provide energy for the cell? |
|716: ||How do animals help the environment? |
|717: || How does Photosynthesis affect other organisms? |
|718: || How the owl camouflage to survive? |
|719: ||Do you know how climate change accurs and why it
happens? Do you know what wwf-international is
doing about it? |
|720: ||What are enzymes and how are they important to
living things? |
|721: ||What happens after people die? |
|722: ||Batrachotoxins, or frog toxins that are found in
the genus phyllobates of poison dart frogs, have
been identified in the diet of the frogs rather
than being self-synthesized. I was wondering since
the discovery that beetles from the family
merylidae were known to contain the batrachotoxin
ingredients, how did the beetles obtain the
necessary parts for batrachotoxin synthesis, since
these beetles cannot make the toxin themselves?
Has a plant source been identified that makes the
alkaloids for beetles to consume, and if so, how
do plants make batrachotoxin in the first place?
Thank you. |
|723: ||How do leopards get their spots? |
|724: ||I know that plants take in carbon dioxide and give
out oxygen. But do all plants need oxygen? What if
all the plants where gone what will happen to the
presence of the humans? Will we all die slowly?
What will happen to the animals? |
|725: ||What is embryonic development? |
|726: ||I was told that slaves found their way North by
looking for moss on the North side of trees. If
this is true, and how does it work with the moss
and the North of the trees?
|727: ||If we were to discover a living dinosaur could we
use it as a template to clone more, and to fill in
the gaps in the DNA? |
|728: ||Do any of the UCSB scientists believe in creation
instead of evolution? |
|729: ||How would an ecosystem comprising of grass land be
effected if all carnivores were removed? |
|730: ||How long are pandas supposed to live? |
|731: || |
I have some questions for my Science project:
1. What are the basics in mice vision? Color?
2. What is the average life cycle of a
3. How many mice are born in one litter?
4. What are the basic care instructions for mice
5. What do mice eat in the wild vs. what we feed
them as pets?
Thank you so much for your time!
|732: ||A cell knows what to do because it is programed to
do what it do. But, what or who programed the cell
or any other unconsciousness life to know what to
do? I mean, how the atoms of the first living
thing know how to be arranged to construct this
|733: ||What factors affect great white migration
patterns? Does it have to do with following their
food or is it the weather? |
|734: ||How does a sneak put venom in your body? |
|735: || I'm a senior & I have decided for awhile that I
would like to be a zoologist especially because
wildlife animals have always seem to interest me.
My mother believes I will make it nowhere & that
it will be dead end. Please give me some guidance
in some things that I could do to insure that this
wouldn't happen. |
|736: ||Are gorillas our (Humans) Ancestors?
|737: ||How long does it take for snails to have babies?
|738: ||How does Transpiration work? |
|739: ||If someone's body gets a DNA mutation, what could
be symptoms that happen to them or the cell? |
|740: || What's the difference between bacteria and virus? |
|741: ||What exactly happens during meiosis? |
|742: ||Why are there no snakes in Hawaii? |
|743: ||How does hand sanitizer kill germs?
|744: || What color is blood without oxygen in our body?
|745: ||What is the scientific name for kneecap and fingers? |
|746: ||I understand that Euglena's have chlorophyll and
chloroplasts, but how EXACTLY are they able to
photosynthesize and be an animal at the same time?
And, if they evolved would they most likely lose
the plant part, animal part, or keep both and
become the first intelligent animal/plant creature?
|747: ||Can insects spread plant seeds? |
|748: ||How did cats become their size?(How and where do
they come from)? |
|749: ||Why do people think that we evolved from monkeys?
|750: ||Hope you are fine, I am confused about the nature
of life, the main point is that if the first
organism on earth is Bacteria, then where the
organism (Bacteria) came from? How did it come to
exist on earth?
Please help me.
|751: ||I want to be a Marine Vet Tech, is it the same
schooling as becoming a vet tech or are there
colleges and programs that focus on marine
animals? I've looked at colleges with vet tech
programs, but marine vet tech is hard to find when
researching online. Should I take regular vet tech
classes, then find a course that focuses on marine
animals? I have seen that most vet tech programs
have a (1) class that deals in marine/exotic/large
animals, is that enough the be a marine vet tech?
What should I look at to study for what I want to do?
|752: ||Why is sound so important? |
|753: ||Does venom save lives?
|754: ||What are Canadian Lynx migration habits?
|755: ||How does squid shoot the black ink out of it?
|756: ||Why is salamander's skin poisonous? |
|757: ||When do sea anemone reproduce? How often do sea
|758: ||How do baby whales get born? |
|759: ||How do dogs find their way back when they get lost
hundreds of miles from home? |
|760: || What did T Rex eat?
|761: ||How are there tentacles so sticky, like the squid's? |
|762: ||Do birds urinate? |
|763: ||What is the difference between a swamp, marsh,
bog, and fen? |
|764: || |
Do chromosomes make up DNA or contain DNA? If
it does contain DNA, how does 46 chromosomes make
up the 220 different somatic cells with different
46 =/= 220, because doesn't each different somatic
cell have different DNA(double helix)?
How does this work?
|765: ||Can you engineer viruses that attack harmful
bacteria in the same way that HIV attacks T Cells? |
|766: ||Why do salamanders need their skin for protection? |
|767: ||Are there animals which do photosynthesis? |
|768: ||People have different types of blood (e.g A, B, AB
or O). Is it possible for animals to have those
same types too? |
|769: || How do Sea Anemones protect themselves?
|770: ||What is juvenile hormone?Is there a difference
between pupa and cocoon? If yes, what is the
|771: || Why don't fish move slowly in cold temperatures
like reptiles do? Both are cold blooded.
|772: ||Do sea turtles have teeth? |
|773: ||How does conduction flow through a cell?
|774: ||What is blood pressure? |
|775: ||What can kill a Lion? |
|776: ||What kind of snails can be eaten by humans?
|777: ||It says neurons do not divide. Can we expect brain
cancer due to division of neurons. Or are the
brain cancer solely due to division of other cells
in the brain? |
|778: ||What would happen if we did not have a digestive
|779: ||If a tree can live for thousands of years, and
humans only live for about 80 to maybe 100 years,
surely the trees are doing something we have done
Is it possible to combine a plant with a human and
cut off the growth problem which may solve
immortality? Have scientists tried to combine
animal cells with plant cells?
|780: ||I want to know about apex predators. Why are they
so important for nature? When no one hunt them,
how is their population controlled by nature? |
|781: ||Can we kill viruses? |
|782: ||How does Iodine kill bacteria?
|783: ||Do insects move in a different dimension other
than humans do? I have heard that insects(like
housefly) live in a more faster world. Is it true? |
|784: ||Are viruses living, once living, or never living?
|785: ||Are snails scavengers? |
|786: ||When was first dinosaur fossil discovered?
|787: ||Why humans do not have tail?
|788: ||Are humans and animals the same?
|789: ||Hi, I have been doing a project about what would
happen if you switch one species brain to a
different, example (human to frog), and what part
of the body makes you grow? |
|790: ||Why do we go through puberty?
|791: ||Does a ferret see color?
|792: ||Do silk worms eat all types of mulberry tree leaves?
|793: ||Herbivorous animals are the same but their excreta
are different, why? |
|794: || Why a lizard's tail grows back? |
|795: || Is it safe to eat snow or drink it melt? |
|796: ||If plants absorb sunlight and we eat plants or
other organisms who eat plants, does that mean we
have a fraction of the energy of the sun in our
|797: || I am aware of how the process of parthenogenesis
occurs, however I wanted to ask whether it is
theoretically possible to stimulate/program the
reproductive cells of other organisms to perform
this process, and how it would be done.
|798: ||I've seen different drawings of human cells. They
use different colors to show the different parts
of the cell. My question is, what is the actual
color of the inside of a cell? |
|799: ||How much energy of the phytoplankton is given off
|800: ||What is the highest frequency that most humans can
|801: ||Do all living things reproduce? |
|802: ||Are tears a waste product?
|803: ||Why are skin cells undergoing mitosis continuously?
|804: ||What would happen if the earth had no photosynthesis?
|805: ||How thin is a eggshell? |
|806: ||What is the Ebola virus and should I be afraid? |
|807: ||How is metamorphosis different from the
development of baby mammals?
|808: ||When can we find gill slits on tadpoles? |
|809: ||What season do caterpillars grow the fastest?
|810: ||I have a dream to become a scientist, I want to
change the world and create antibiotics. I feel
like I was made to do something on this earth.
Next year I am taking biology or should, I take Earth?
If we can make our DNA strand from keep dying, can
we humans keep living at the age it stops replacing?
|811: || |
We find a lot of fossils today and I have heard
it is because there were different events that
caused animals and dinosaurs to die. Why didn't
the fallen bodies of the dead animals just rot?
Why did they turn into fossils if they just fell
down dead? If all of those dead animals that
are fossilized were buried rapidly with water,
etc., (which is needed for the fossilization
process) what caused that to happen with all of
the thousands upon thousands of fossilized
creatures? Was it thousands of small disasters
with water, etc? I'm just confused on that
subject because we find so many different fossils
in so many layers.
Why were bones of an iguanadon, mastadon,
hadrosaurus, monkey, bison, racoon, Indian jawbone
and teeth, all found together, and in the same
layer in the Ashly Beds in South Carolina if they
all were said to have lived at different time?
|812: ||What is the easiest way to distinguish a type of
|813: || How is lumber related to the process of
|814: ||What can we do (in terms of temperature
sugar,liquids) to help yeast produce more carbon
|815: ||What liquid could produce more Carbon dioxide with
|816: ||How does the sun help the plants grow? How does
the sun help humans? How does the sun help the
solar energy? |
|817: ||I have a spider that I think is brown recluse, can
you help me identify it? |
|818: ||Say all of the plants on Earth were to die off
tomorrow, what could be some possible causes and
could humans survive it? |
|819: ||Are the lungs and blowhole connected? |
|820: ||How do viruses attack cells? |
|821: ||Why do we get itches on our body?
|822: ||What are mice used for experiments? |
|823: ||I color is just certain light reflecting off a
certain object(example: if something is orange, it
reflects "orange" light), then is there really any
color? Would the question be not "What Color is
it?" but "What Type of light is being reflected?" |
|824: ||How do dogs hear better than humans?
|825: ||Were whales land animals? |
|826: ||Do bats hibernate? |
|827: ||How many kinds of cells are there? |
|828: ||What are the things that cause cancer? Why does
cancer have to exist? Will there ever be a way to
get rid of cancer for ever?
|829: ||What is the difference between genotype and
|830: ||Is there any blue blood in our bodies at any time?
Or is it all red with different shades? |
|831: ||What happens when a plant does not get enough water? |
|832: ||Do birds help plants grow?
|833: ||Hello, People evolved and selected by the genes
which adapted to the environment that are favor to
them. So, for example, people who live at the
higher latitude area have lighter skin color, and
vise verse, people live near the equator have
darker skins for the ultra-violate protection
reason. If a white couple (their grandpa and
grandma and the past generations are all white)
move to somewhere near equator, and then the
generations past on (and all of their offspring
mate with pure white people), will their skin
color change because of any environment reason?
Thank you so much for taking time to answer this! |
|834: ||Why do we have Tissues in our body? Why do tissues
that work together form organs? |
|835: ||How were the bones preserved from the La Brea tar
|836: ||Do plant cells and animal cells look the same and why? |
|837: ||What type of cells do the examination of the
cell's cycle? (Qué tipos de células examinan el
ciclo de célula?)
|838: ||Why are whales mammals and not fish? |
|839: ||What is more comparable to stomach acid, lemon
juice or vinegar?
|840: ||What is the cell wall made of?
|841: ||Does Euglena not have a cell wall? |
|842: ||How can the geometrical composition of a spider
cobweb be effective enough to trap insects?
|843: ||Why are specialized cells needed in the human body?
|844: ||How are plant and animal cells different? |
|845: ||How does pollination differ from fertilization?
|846: ||Where did the tyrannosaurus live? What did they
eat? How did they get their food?
|847: ||Why all animal eggs are in oval shape only? |
|848: ||Why are gray wolves being hunted?
|849: ||Why are bees going extinct?
|850: ||Can you give some information about the kingdom of
|851: ||What is the reason fireflies emit light and how
does it work?
|852: ||How do plants and animals use the food produced
|853: ||Which animals don't have blood? |
|854: ||I have a question for you. I read that brain cells
do not replicate, but some brain stem cells are
replicating. If mitochondria divide each time the
brain cells divide, does this mean that only then
we can have new cells? I have read that they also
replicate at random at any time of the cell cycle.
My question is also: if the brain mitochondria are
different than the skin mitochondria because they
must last much more time, does skin mitochondria
last as long as brain cells? |
|855: ||What rate do red blood cells die at?
|856: ||1) Why do sports players usually hurt their
ligaments instead of tendons? 2)
What's the difference between human cartilage and
shark cartilage? If a human needed cartilage could
a human use cartilage from a shark? |
|857: ||What is life? |
|858: || Hello! I am teaching 6th-11th grade sciences. I
have a B.S. in science, but only took a year or so
of microbiology in college. Every year we have
students who want to do microbe projects for
science fair. We have good success growing
microbes in petri dishes. As yet, my best method
for measuring microbe growth is to give students a
5mm x 5mm grid which they lay on top of the petri
dish and have them estimate how much of these
boxes are filled with the microbe that has grown.
Then they add up the portions of the boxes or
whole boxes filled by the microbes and arrive at
an mm squared value. One science fair judge asked
about the height of microbe growth. I guess
students could arrive at an estimate of height by
the same method. I have done online searches
which have only yielded dilution methods. We do
not have any specialized equipment for observing
microbes in dilution, nor do I have stains for the
various microbes to show up on a microscope slide.
or suggestions you can give a generalist 6th-12th
grade science teacher would be very much
appreciated. Thank you! |
|859: ||What happens to the brain when you think? Why do
we need a brain to do things? |
|860: ||Hello. I am doing a research project on
bioluminescent organisms and have a question. I
was wondering if there is a connection between
luciferase in bioluminescent organisms and
chlorophyll in plants. If so please tell their
relationship. Thank You. |
|861: ||How do microorganisms enter our body? |
|862: ||How do eubacteria obtain food? |
|863: ||Is there an organelle which has to be colored a
specific color in an animal or plant cell? If yes,
which is it? |
|864: ||Does thought require language? |
|865: ||How is the plant cell different from the animal cell? |
|866: ||How can our body carry out digestive functions on
a daily basis?
|867: ||I am going to enter my first year of college next
year and am deciding between UC Davis and UC Santa
Barbara. I loved UC Santa Barbara, but I will be
entering the animal sciences to later become a
veterinarian or zoologist and UC Davis has a great
program for that. Can I please have details about
UC Santa Barbara's zoology and pre-veterinarian
programs? Please include how much hand-on
experience students get with real animals, where
UCSB students receive animal science internships,
and statistics about where students from UCSB
continue their animal science schooling after
graduation. Thank you so much! |
|868: ||How do Venus fly trap digest insects and does it
matter what type of insect? |
|869: ||When did humans first start roaming the earth
about how many years ago ?
|870: ||Is there possibly going to be a cure for Ebola, if
so how long is the expected time for the cure to
be released? |
|871: ||What is one weather condition that can limit the
growth of a population?
|872: ||How do ATP and ADP work in a cell? |
|873: ||I'm having a conversation with my friends at lunch
and the topic of blood pigmentation and whether it
is blue when it has no oxygen or not. I showed
them your website that in fact states that it is
always red but may give off a blue hue. However,
some of my friends do not believe that there is
any way for you to scientifically prove that. So
my question to you is, how do you know that blood
is always red? |
|874: ||Hello, I attend 7th grade at
Eisenhower Middle School in Albuquerque, New
Mexico. I am doing a project in which I have to
use bio mimicry (mimicking nature to solve human
problems) to solve a food system problem. My group
and I would like to solve the problem we have that
so much water is in the world, yet very little of
it is fresh. We know that there have already been
desalination plants invented, but they aren't very
efficient. We were thinking about making a
desalination plant that is based off the salt
glands that can be found in many sea birds. This
may be a more efficient way of taking the salt out
of water. We have been doing much research over
the course of the past week, but many of the
articles and videos that we are trying to read are
too difficult for us to understand. I was
wondering if you could put in simple language the
processes used by the birds to desalinate their
water. Thank You!
|875: ||If stingrays like warm water which we had in
Ventura a month ago, where do they go now that the
water is like 55F, cold!? I know they liked the
water because I got stung by one. |
|876: ||How many rows of teeth does a spiny dogfish shark
have? What depths do they dwell in? |
|877: ||What do snakes eat? |
|878: ||Is it true that the brain has the mind, but the
mind has no brain? |
|879: ||I often hear this phrase, when discussing the
California drought, "We are just letting the water
go down into the ocean!" How does the water that
goes "into the ocean" replenish our environments
own water supply? What do we risk by damning the
|880: ||Does Archaebacteria have DNA? |
|881: ||Why does a dead rat get mold after a few weeks?
|882: ||Approximately what percentage of the things around
us are made from polymers? |
|883: ||Do antiseptics contain triclosan or triclocarbon?
And do they cause resistant-bacteria? Do
alcohol-based sanitizers contain these compounds?
What are the mechanisms of action for both
antiseptics and alcohol based sanitizers as well
as antibacterial agents?
|884: ||I am doing a project on animal migration and my
question is what animals migrate in the pond and
|885: ||Why do geckos shed every month? My leopard
gecko's name is Ann Marie and she also eats her
skin after shedding.
|886: ||NASA and the whole world is basically looking for
other life on other planets within our solar
system. Or, more specifically, "life as we know
it." What is life as we know it? What are we
looking for, and what would be defined as life
that we don't know?
|887: ||Which organism has most chromosomes? |
|888: ||What happens to the cancer when the person dies,
as in lung cancer. Does the cancer stay in the
body and dies along with the person, or does it
leave the dead body, and then invade a new living
body? Thanks, |
|889: ||How does aquatic, salt water plants like seaweed
get the fresh water they need from their
environment? It was just hard to wrap my mind
around it since salt water aquatic plants somehow
manage to stay alive without a source of fresh
water. As well as this, I have also been wondering
how a salt water fish filters salt water in order
for it to be fresh? Thanks! |
|890: ||Given that many modern day containers, utensils,
cookwear, clothing,...are coated or composed of
types of plastic which are publically recognized
as having the ability to transfer\'estrogeni\'
chemicals to whatever they come in contact with,
is it possible that these 'estrogenic' compounds
may be a contributor to decreases in fertility,
neurological conditions and obesity in the
population as a whole? Could this also be a
contributor to a decreased sex-drive in women,
given that testosterone is the 'sex-drive
hormone'? Thank you for your time. |
|891: ||Still to this day we have not discovered even half
of the ocean and its inhabitants. What is the
chance that there really is a megalodon or some
huge prehistoric creature in hiding in the waters?
|892: ||What does a clam eat? |
|893: ||What covers and protects the brain? |
|894: ||Could the regeneration process in some animals be
quickened by selective breeding or cross breeding
with two animals that both poses this function?
Could one animal that poses the regeneration
function breeding with an animal that does not
have it; if so would the offspring have the
function of regeneration of limbs or other body parts? |
|895: || What makes carbon atoms essential to life? |
|896: || Does a whale really lay eggs or give birth?
|897: ||What triggers the cry of a baby when she/he is
born, just after leaving the mother’s womb? |
|898: || I am doing a science fair project "Which sex
develops the most bacteria on sweat molecules?
Male or Female". I need to know whether or not it
is possible to take a culture of sweat and then
grow it on gelatin. I will appreciate some help
for which are the proper parameters to use(time
line, kit or no kit?, etc.) in order to do this
test in the correct way. Thank you. |
|899: ||How many species have whiskers? What is the
function of whiskers? How are whiskers and
antennae alike? |
|900: ||Did dinosaur and people ever exist on earth at the
same time? And if not does that mean the Bible is
wrong since it says man earth and beast were made
basically at the same time (7 days)? I basically
believe in the evolution theory, but then where
did humans come from? |
|901: ||Are there any organisms besides humans that
produce 2 eggs from the same oocyte? |
|902: ||All over the internet you can find warnings about
botulism and occasionally listeria and even
legionaries disease in relation to at-home vacuum
packed foods. The instructions of food-saver
vacuum sealers explain that anaerobic bacteria
grows at certain temperatures and in certain
environments. In order to keep the food safe, Can
I let my hot food cool on the counter and then
vac-pack it safely? What to do? |
|903: ||Since stomach has pH of 1, and the intestine has
pH of 7, how do stomach and intestine deal with
the pH difference? |
|904: ||How many BASE PAIRS ( not bases, not separate
nucleotides) are there in the human genome? |
|905: ||How do animals get their energy? |
|906: ||What kind of animals eats elephants? What kind of
animals eats cheetahs,lions, tigers, leopards,and
wild cats? |
|907: ||Does the carbon cycle function the same during the
night as it does during the day? |
|908: ||What is a measure of energy? |
|909: ||How could you tell if a cell which was going
through cytokinesis, was a plant cell or a animal
|910: ||Is there a scientific reason we do not have tails? |
|911: ||We are under the impression that certain type of
food is digested by a base (alkaline). Protein
needs an acid to digest. The question is, does
ALL food get an acid bath or does the body only
dump acid when it's needed? |
|912: ||I recently learned that the velocity of blood
moving in veins is faster than that in
capillaries, but the blood pressure in veins is
much lower than that of any other blood vessel.
Since veins have a relatively high blood velocity
(at least compared to capillaries), shouldn't they
also have a higher blood pressure? Why don't
velocity and pressure in fluids go hand in hand?
|913: ||What is the difference between producer, consumer,
and decomposer? |
|914: ||Do cells come from other cells? |
|915: ||How can the wind help the plants and animals to
|916: ||How many different kind of cells are in the human
|917: ||By what process does waste leave cells? |
|918: ||We had a can of mandarin oranges that was swollen
and leaked brown liquid on to the pantry wall. My
mom is using a bleach solution to clean the pantry
shelf/wall what else should we do to make sure we
don't get sick? Is there any way we can know what
kind of bacteria it was for sure? |
|919: ||Why are skin cells undergoing mitosis continuously? |
|920: ||Why do mitochondria have its own DNA in a
simplified version? |
|921: ||What causes heart attacks? |
|922: || Hi! I have a student who is wondering
approximately what percent of the air we breath
out is carbon dioxide. He understands that we
take in oxygen during cellular respiration and we
give off mostly carbon dioxide along with some
nitrogen and oxygen. But....he wants to
understand what percent is carbon dioxide during
an exhale. He wants to compare your answer to the
answers he's getting for his own cellular
respiration data he's taken for his science fair
|923: ||If one assumes that Tyrannids nested and produced
eggs similar to Ornitholestids, how thick would a
tyrannosaur egg have to be, if the female weighed
12 tons? |
|924: ||What is the thing inside reptiles that allow them
to heal? What is it made out of?
|925: ||What happens every 28 days in the reproductive system? |
|926: ||How do scientists figure out what type of dinosaur
it is? |
|927: ||What would the world be like without chlorine? |
|928: ||What different kind of polar bears are there? |
|929: || Why do people die? And why can't we live forever? |
|930: || Hello my name is Ashton and I am doing a science
project on influenza and how it is produced. Do
you think that it is important to make sure that
I am testing people with the flu and things they
are around? Also do you have any advice for this
|931: ||Why are cells small? |
|932: ||Why can Sea animals breathe under water and we can't? |
|933: || Do insecticides stunt plant growth? |
|934: ||Hello. I'm doing a research paper on what career
we are interested in. At first I researched Animal
Biology/Zoology. But I noticed that Animal Biology
isn't exactly what I want. What I want to do is be
the person to take care of the wild animals, nurse
sick animals back to health, take care of baby
animals, and treat the injured animals. I want to
work with wild animals, be in the field or in the
office taking care of them.But I'm not sure
exactly what career to research. Animal Biologist?
Zoologist? Wildlife Veterinarian? What do I have
to do to get there? Like what degrees? What does
this career pay? What education would I need and
what classes should I take? If you could please
answer these questions and give me a lot of
information about a Wildlife Veterinarian that
would be great. Thank you. |
|935: ||What is a protein? |
|936: ||Why is people's poop brown? |
|937: ||It is often said that we get our energy from food
by breaking down the bonds in glucose molecules.
How is energy 'stored' in these bonds? And what
is the role of ATP in carrying energy? What, on
the molecular level makes ATP so special to be
called the 'energy currency'? Thank you! |
|938: ||Why human's eyes are in front and not on sides
like birds? |
|939: ||Why chromosomes differ in length ? Why one arm is
shorter and one in longer (except metacentric).
What is the reason for this design ? |
|940: || Why can mealworms eat Styrofoam? |
|941: ||Does the number of chromosomes determine the
complexity of the organism? |
|942: || What would happen if Earth were to lose both
human and animal lives, would Earth become another
planet or still be Earth?
|943: || About how many times does DNA have to fold up to
fit in a cell? |
|944: || Memory B and T cells are meant to last for a
lifetime, but what happens when they are no longer
needed in the body? Do they undergo Apoptosis?
(Reference to the Immune System) |
|945: ||Why is there life on earth? |
|946: || Why do animals leave seeds behind? |
|947: ||Did dinosaurs exist in Los Angeles? |
|948: || How many senses do snails have? |
|949: ||I want to learn how snails lay eggs and what is
the temperature they need, so my snail Neille can
lay eggs too. |
|950: ||Why is it important that the end result of the
process of meiosis is sex cells that contain half
the amount of DNA that is in body cells? |
|951: ||Earlier humans had a tail with appendix bone. But
now the tail has disappeared. Why? |
|952: ||Has a dinosaur ever been found that was split
between two continents? As in, part of the body
found on one continent and the rest on another
|953: ||How did different race and languages become about,
if we all come from Africa? |
|954: ||Why do earth worms come out when it rains?
|955: || I am doing a research about a species that has
gone extinct and I figured out that the species
have grown a certain way because of "fossorial
tendencies." I have tried everything to know what
that is. If you can please inform me of what
fossorial tendencies is, I would appreciate it
very much. |
|956: ||What would life be without oxygen and what do we
need oxygen for? |
|957: ||What is the largest modern animal on the Earth? |
|958: ||Suppose that scientists found parts of the DNA
from a dinosaur, what information would this
discovery provide to the scientists? What
information would it not give them? |
|959: ||Why dinosaurs become extinct? |
|960: ||What is sperm? |
|961: ||Do Triplets occur naturally? |
|962: ||Can you tell me facts about the alligator snapping
|963: ||Why do a lot of people die from cancer? My aunt
yesterday die from cancer in my own arm.
|964: ||What would happen if the cell cycle would not take
|965: ||How do species change over time? |
|966: ||What is an anus? |
|967: ||Were the dinosaurs the first animals alive on
Earth? If not which was the first animal alive on
Earth? What species? |
|968: ||Does everything in the world need the sun to survive? |
|969: ||What is the function of the folds within the
|970: ||Where do unicorns and horses and flying unicorns
can be found? |
|971: ||Which has more genetic information, a body cell or
|972: ||Do all snakes hibernate?
What Skeletal/Muscular systems contribute to their
How do snake species inject venom and do they all
inject venom the same way?
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day
to answer my questions. I would personally like to
thank you for all your hard work that you do to
preserve wildlife through out the world.
|973: ||Why are plants important? |
|974: ||Why are all humans different? We are all animals.
Is it because are we different species or race? |
|975: ||How many vertebrae does a blue whale have?
Do all blue whales have the same number of vertebrae? |
|976: ||What is a vacuole? |
|977: ||Why are dogs used to detect drugs or illegal
substances at airports? |
|978: || Is it possible for a fish to be frozen in a block
of ice (suspended animation?) and survive? My
friend says that sometimes fish in Canada get
frozen and will thaw out in the Spring/Summer. |
|979: ||How did animals come to be after the big bang?
|980: ||Why do cats have an extra toe on their front paws? |
|981: ||What came first the chicken or
the egg? |
|982: || I wonder why overtime my hair stopped being curly
and is now wavy. |
|983: || Why are cats so flexible? |
|984: ||What are the mechanisms behind human speech? |
|985: || How are dogs still 99% wolf, after all of the
genetic engineering humans have done on them? Is
the wolf in them always there, or is it triggered?
|986: ||Why do all living things die? |
|987: ||Not including humans what is the most civilized
|988: || I wonder if the myth that cats always land on
their feet is true. Why? |
|989: || Is cancer hereditary? If so, how can you prevent it? |
|990: || Why can't some animals not sweat? |
|991: ||How long will it take for the brains of animals to
be as evolved as the human brain? |
|992: ||Can you genetically engineer a dog to make it bigger? |
|993: || How was the first animal tamed? |
|994: ||Can other kinds of animals evolve like us? And can
humans evolve more? |
|995: || I wonder why people and animals talk different
|996: || How fast do your nerves react? |
|997: ||Why animals have such strong immune systems
compared to us (humans)? |
|998: || How do animals understand humans. How do they
know there names and know when to come when called? |
|999: || Why do dogs' eyes change? Why do fishes change
color and glow some times? |
|1000: ||How did Ocean life form, and why did they evolve? |
|1001: ||Where did we (human beings) come from? Are we
monkeys? Are we fish or will we never know? I
think we are monkeys but not a similar one as in
the zoo, I think we are a type of monkey that we
don't know about. |
|1002: || How do dogs understand people? |
|1003: ||Why do dogs breathe smell better than human breathe?
|1004: ||Why do tortoises live so long ? |
|1005: || How did dogs adapt to humans? |
|1006: ||How deadly is the flu virus? |
|1007: ||How are birds similar to dinosaurs? |
|1008: ||How do voices work? |
|1009: ||What organism is all multicellular? |
|1010: ||Besides Hyenas, vultures, and sharks, which other
animals have the strongest stomach acids? Thanks. |
|1011: ||I was wondering if a caterpillar could make more
than one cocoon? My daughter brought me a
caterpillar the other day and it had something
coming out from it. I thought something was stuck
to it so went to pick it off, and a huge train of
stuff came out of the caterpillar, which now I
know the caterpillar was just about to make the
cocoon with it. I feel terrible, like I ruined
it's chances of being a butterfly. I was hoping
it could make another one? I really feel awful.
Thank you |
|1012: ||Can photosynthesis and respiration create a cycle
of energy? Why? |
|1013: ||What is spinosaurus spine (sail) for? |
|1014: ||Do fish have blood? Why do not we see blood when
we eat fish? When we eat read meat we see the
blood, why not in fish? |
|1015: ||Is there a way for someone to live with lung cancer? |
|1016: ||What animal or animals use its/their color to
|1017: || How do snails dig holes?
|1018: ||How fast can neurons transmit through your body
for the nervous system to function? Thanks |
|1019: ||How does chemosynthesis help organisms? |
|1020: ||I have enjoyed reading and learning from your UCSB
science line web site. I work with Jean-Michel
Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society (OFS) located in
Santa Barbara. I teach tropical biology programs
through OFS and the subject came up with a student
a while back about the advantage of uric acid
excretion in birds. Here is the question: since
bird embryos must live with their waste in the
egg, isn’t a big evolutionary advantage of
excreting uric acid a reduction in self pollution
of nitrogenous waste in the egg. Since water is
limited and there is no way to get rid of ammonia
or urea, uric acid is logically the best and only
safe way to deal with such waste in the egg.
I’ve looked on line and in some text books and
not been able to find an answer to this question.
Your help would be greatly appreciated.
|1021: || Could life survive in/on an asteroid?
|1022: ||Why does a kangaroo have a pouch? |
|1023: ||Hello my name is Dylan and I have to write a essay
about spiders and I was wondering if you could be
my interview. |
Where do spiders live?
How many types of spiders are there?
What are the most common spiders in Tennessee?
Any other fun facts about spiders?
|1024: || Are all plant cells squares and all animal cells
round in shape? |
|1025: || Is it possible that Earth originally developed
prokaryotes as a form of collecting ingredients
from its surface and atmosphere in order to
re-utilize them for preservation?
I wonder this because how else could inanimate
material come alive, and I once read that the
Earth is alive itself, leading me to believe that
Earth could have been the first producer. I still
wonder how the Earth would have come alive itself,
but I theorize the electrical forces of atoms and
specific molecules pulling or pushing themselves
together or apart, as well as the natural movement
of heated atoms, along with the already present
forces of Earth's spin and movement produced by
the big bang could have caused the inanimate Earth
to begin "come alive." The original moving up of
iron (or whatever element was attracted to
another) from inside Earth could have led to a
chain of reactions that led to more chains of
reactions, and so forth, so that a never-ending
push and pull were then created via the original
electrical attractions. I realize this is a
complex idea and a far-fetched question, but I
found your website and thought I'd ask. Thanks
|1026: || Can animals survive if moved to a different
|1027: ||Why can't something live without some type of
genetic material? |
|1028: ||Why the tail of house lizard can grow again and
that of cow cannot? |
|1029: ||How do different sounds affect animal behavior? |
|1030: ||Can we describe viruses as being parasitic? |
|1031: ||How can a fossil provide evidence that a certain
animal existed? |
|1032: ||My name is Charlotte and I am a biology student in
8th grade. We are doing an Independent Research
Project, and my topic question is "What Enzyme
causes gelatin to lose its setting properties and
how, and what fruits contain this Enzyme in
addition to pineapples?" I was wondering if you
could provide me with more information on how you
found out that the certain Enzyme that causes
gelatin to stop working and how it does so.
Thank you so much,
|1033: || Can a cell die without reproducing? |
|1034: ||How do hibernating animals like bears know when it
is time to wake up?
|1035: ||Are scientists still working on the difference
between the red panda and the raccoon? In a book
someone said you are still working on it.
|1036: ||What happens if you get bitten by a turtle?
|1037: || What are different ways a human being can get
sick and how can you get rid of it? |
|1038: ||What is the skin cells purpose? |
|1039: ||How do I prove that energy from the sun is now
energy in animals' food? |
|1040: || What is a penguin? |
|1041: ||Which are factors that does not affect fossilization?
|1042: ||What are the differences between the structure and
function of plant and animal cell organelles? In
other words...What are all the organelles that
plant cells have that animal cells do not and what
are all the organelles that animal cells have that
plant cells do not and what are the organelles
that are in common and what are the functions of
all these organelles in the cell? Thank you
|1043: ||What are ways that animals respond to their
|1044: ||We would like to know: Are lactating animals
considered producers? |
|1045: || How much CO2 does a cow emit in its
there significant contribution through its waste?
|1046: || Is there any proof against the theory of evolution? |
|1047: ||Without plants on Earth, could Earth still have
living species on it? Could bacteria, cells, bugs,
insects,etc., survive without oxygen?
|1048: ||What do animals cells need to survive? |
|1049: || There are red blood cells filled with oxygen from
the lungs to all parts of the body. There is a lot
of oxygen in other red blood cells and very little
in other body cells. There is more carbon dioxide
in the body cells than in the blood cells. How
does the carbon dioxide and oxygen move to where
they need to go? Is it by osmosis, by diffusion or
any other process? |
|1050: ||My teacher has asked me and my class to take a
case file to find the disease and what caused it.
I have a case that the disease turned out to be
Salmonella. I currently trying to find out the
mortality rate for the disease untreated and
treated. I was wondering if you had any advice on
how to find out more about this. If you can help
me that would be great!
Thank you for your time.
|1051: ||Before photosynthesis appeared on the planet, from
what did the autotrophs made their food? |
|1052: || Do owls have tails? |
|1053: ||What caused the "Cambrian Explosion"? |
|1054: ||I asked my biology teacher this question a few
days ago, and we were both stumped on the answer.
He mentioned the euglena cell, a unicellular yet
eukaryotic organism. I saw in the diagram that
there was a Golgi apparatus in the cell, and
knowing that the Golgi apparatus' function is to
transport built proteins (from the rough ER)
outside of the cell through exosytosis, I wondered
why/how it would do that since the euglena is
unicellular. Can anybody answer this question on a
somewhat high school level? Every source I've
looked at is packed with words I may never learn.
|1055: ||What do leopards eat? I need to know this for a
science project on food webs. |
|1056: ||What is a pesticide? |
|1057: ||What type of food do eukaryotes eat? |
|1058: ||How does a virus differ from a worm? It cannot
reproduce, but it can replicate? They seem
similar except a virus appears to need a host or
does it? |
|1059: ||How does visible light work? How is it that color
goes from waves to visible color in our sight?
|1060: || I'd like to know if tarantulas eat smaller spiders. |
|1061: || What was the longest living dinosaur? |
|1062: ||How did cats evolve to shed their fur?
|1063: ||I have a question about dog stomach. My dog eat a
felt pad. I read something that dogs stomachs are
ten times more acidic than humans. Could it be
possible my dogs stomach would would be strong
enough dissolve a felt pad. Pad is about the size
of a nickel. He is a 7 pound Yorkie. I'm not
looking to use your information in a decision of
my pet rather for my own personal knowledge. Thank
you for reading and hope to hear from you. |
|1064: ||How does phosphorylation take place in animals?
|1065: ||How are lizards related to dinosaurs? |
|1066: ||Why do many animals think about only basic
survival and reproduction, while humans have
developed much from that stage, to ponder about
economy, politics, appearance, and much more?
|1067: ||Why do mantas jump out of the water at night and
belly flop back into the water? |
|1068: ||How do animals choose a pack leader? |
|1069: ||How do animals adapt their eyesight in the
midnight zone? |
|1070: ||How can animals sense human feelings. For example,
how can service dogs detect when a human will have
a seizure or is stressed?
|1071: ||What animals haven't we discovered yet? |
|1072: || How does the cordyceps fungus control ants?
|1073: ||How come the whale bones you can find on the beach
do not look like other bones? |
|1074: ||Why did Ebola come out when it did and why did
people's immune systems not work? |
|1075: ||Why do spiders have eight legs? |
|1076: ||Can the apocalypse actually happen? |
|1077: ||I am doing a science fair project about measuring
carcinogens in meat. I was doing some research on
how to be able to measure them, but I came across
difficult ways to do it. How would I be able to
measure carcinogens in meat in the simplest way
|1078: ||How did animals evolve into what they are now? |
|1079: ||Why do different continents have different types
of living organisms? |
|1080: ||How do dogs communicate to each other? |
|1081: ||How come geckos have the ability to regenerate
limbs and tails but can still pass away from
|1082: || Why are elephants so big? |
|1083: ||What is the difference between a animal population
and the difference between the animal community?
|1084: || I'd like to do a science experiment to see if
different size plastic particles clog up fish
gills. Any suggestions on how best to prove out
what size particles become problematic for
different levels of membrane porous? |
|1085: ||Why are whales mammals? |
|1086: ||How long does an owl live for? |
|1087: ||Is there a specific name for organisms that eat
fungi? Herbivores eat plants and fungi is not a
producer. This was a student question that
stumped me- and my background is wildlife
science/environmental science. I thought it was a
great question. The tropic level depends on what
is being decomposed, but it seems we have a name
for other feeding habits, but not this one. Thank
|1088: || How quickly can the nervous system relay messages? |
|1089: ||How do antibiotics work in order to be selective
of the right bacteria to be killed in our bodies? |
|1090: ||What are the pros and cons of using pesticides? Do
the pros outweigh the cons? Are there safe and
environmentally- friendly pesticides? Is it really
better to only farm/ purchase organic food? |
|1091: ||Can a virus reproduce without the presence of
another organism? |
|1092: ||My question is: do bees know they are gonna die
when they sting someone?
I wonder that because a lot of bees sting people.
I think they do not know because if I was a bee I
wouldn’t want to die over stinging someone but I
do not know and that is my question. Thank you. |
|1093: ||How many toes does a duck have? |
|1094: ||Are animals able to feel emotions, as humans do?
(Like grief, happiness, excitement, etc.). |
|1095: ||Why do living things need water? |
|1096: ||Does an egg float? |
|1097: ||Hello,I stumbled on your website in search of
information about snail reproduction. While I
found your short answers very informative I'm
looking to further my knowledge on the
specifics.Where do the eggs come from? Its not
clear to me how the snail can possibly lay an egg.
|1098: ||What did dinosaurs eat and drink when there was
limited food and water? |
|1099: || If the sun went out, how long could life on Earth
|1100: ||Do animals need sun or not? |
|1101: ||Why do leopards have spots on their fur? |
|1102: ||What does it mean when we say an individual is
hybrid? what does it mean when we say an
individual is purebred? How does non-disjunction
insure that there will be differences in traits
|1103: ||Why is the sun important? |
|1104: ||How do we exist? |
|1105: ||What are different ways animals help spread seeds
so that new plants can grow? |
|1106: ||Which are the different systems involved in
maintaining homeostasis? |
|1107: ||How can we protect endangered aquatic species that
are isolated by dams?
|1108: ||How do you decide which mountain lions are tagged
and which ones are not? and what are the
challenges when tagging a mountain lion and how
often are they tagged? and lastly, how often do
hikers encounter mountain lions in the Santa
Monica Mountains? |
|1109: ||How do low pH levels end up killing bacteria?
|1110: ||How many babies can a panda give birth to? |
|1111: ||How do black panthers hunt? |
|1112: ||The biggest butterfly has a wingspan of 12 inches.
But I don't know the name of it. What is its name
|1113: ||We know that we speak with the help of vocal
cords. Could animals also be able to speak like
humans do, if they had the same vocal cords? |
|1114: ||Can plants use CO2 released during
respiration for photosynthesis?
|1115: ||What are the ethical considerations about dinosaur
|1116: ||Which animal has thick fur to protect it from
attacks by predators?
|1117: ||What are the dinosaurs relatives? |
|1118: ||Do rats fart more or less than cows? |
|1119: ||How many teeth can a spinosaurus have?
|1120: ||How does the climate (cold, hot, rain, etc.)
affect the marine life?
|1121: ||If we all came from a single cell, that is we have
evolved from one single cell which went through
rapid cell division. How is it possible for a
single cell which has no brain to think on it's
own and become a monkey or a dinosaur or something
else? Even if you say it evolved during it's cell
division, How is it possible? Because it is the
first cell, it can't have genetic variations and
so on. |
|1122: ||Are spiders and their webs living? If yes, why? |
|1123: ||How do dogs hear higher pitches than us? And what
colors can dogs see? |
|1124: || What causes the change in the prodigiosin
|1125: ||Because everything in a farm depends on grass,
what would happen if the grass were unhealthy in
the farm? |
|1126: ||How do fossils provide evidence of continental drift? |
|1127: ||Do horses have wings? |
|1128: || Do you guys help save the Monarch butterflies? |
|1129: ||Do crabs get itches? And how do they scratch? |
|1130: || Where do we get our supply of oxygen? |
|1131: ||Why are human beings the only species that has a
mind that can think and reason? Where did our
ability to think come from? |
|1132: ||How does enzymes work in our daily life and why do
we have to learn about it because I know that we
don't have to use enzymes in our daily life so why
in the world are we learning this? |
|1133: ||What animals reproduce both asexually and sexually? |
|1134: ||How are animal cells and plant cells different? In
which ways are they different? |
|1135: || What does ribonucleic acid do, and how does it
affect your body? |
|1136: ||Are dolphins' brains more capable of doing
complex problems and solve ideas compared to other
species on land and water? I know that dolphins
have a bigger brain (1600 grams compared to 1300
grams from other species), but does that mean they
are more complex and more intelligent overall
compared to other species?
|1137: ||What would be the chemical reaction which provides
the food for most organisms on Earth? |
|1138: ||How does UV-C light kill bacteria? |
|1139: ||Which organism posses both plants and animals
|1140: ||How are animals cloned? And can we clone them
intentionally to make many of the same exact animals? |
|1141: ||I wonder: How were animals and men first exist. I
know that at first they were cells, but how were
they so much that turned them into animals, and
then into humans? I wonder. How many cells would
that take? I wonder.. how much time does it take
to create a living being? |
|1142: ||Did dinosaurs really existed and were hit by an
|1143: ||Are there any viruses and/or diseases that can
cause someone to be “mind controlled”? Either
completely controlled or send the person into a
zombie state? |
|1144: ||What causes Black Mold? Can we develop some sort
of disinfectant to prevent Black Mold? |
|1145: ||What kind of colors do dogs see through their eyes? |
|1146: ||Why can’t birds see glass? |
|1147: || What is our skin made out of? |
|1148: ||Why are red blood cells red? |
|1149: ||Does music have any effect on animal's behavior? |
|1150: ||Hello, I’m a fifth grader at IV Elementary and I
was wondering what decomposition is all about. Is
decomposition important for the ecosystem, and
how/why does it work? I’ve heard that nitrogen has
something to do with it, and I’m wondering why
that’s important. Thank you! |
|1151: ||I don't understand: 1.) people claim that exposure
to oxygen kills bacteria, fungi & viruses. Why is
that if bacteria, fungi & viruses are living & all
living organisms require oxygen? |
|1152: ||How can fossils be found on different continents? |
|1153: ||How to make spider web at home by using chemicals? |
|1154: ||What does soil grow best in or what is in soil? |
|1155: ||What are those chemicals from which spiders make
their web? |
|1156: ||Why do apples rot? |
|1157: ||What would happen if a whale didn't have a blowhole? |
|1158: ||Are whales fish? |
|1159: ||I am trying to understand if plants and animals
use the water that is released in the process of
I am teaching a class and I want to better
understand what happens to the “waste” water. |
|1160: ||How do bears know when to wake up? |
|1161: ||What are the various Genetic Engineering
techniques currently used in science?
|1162: ||Why only humans are able to construct these big
infrastructures (like our brain) as per we know
evolution has been occurred to every species, then
why not the cats or dogs are able to develop this
much as we have been? To be precise why not other
than humans any species has a developed brain as
we have? |
|1163: ||Why is life possible on Earth? |
|1164: ||What extinct animal are coatis related to?
|1165: ||How much wood could a woodchuck chuck? |
|1166: ||What does a Centriole look like? Could you submit
a picture, please? |
|1167: ||How do reptiles regenerate their body parts? Which
parts do they regenerate? How do they do that? How
many times? When? |
|1168: ||I still don't understand why there are no snakes
in Hawaii. I though some snakes can swim. If some
snakes can swim then can they swim to Hawaii and
live around there? |
|1169: ||What is the difference between kingdom plantae and
kingdom eubacteria. Need it please. |
|1170: ||Which is more important to life on Earth, the
chloroplast or the mitochondrion? I know we need
photosynthesis for production of oxygen and
energized electrons stored as glucose, but I also
know that the first organisms were heterotrophs.
Thank you. |
|1171: ||How is it called an animal that is born in the
water and then grows lungs? |
|1172: ||Since a dog has 78 chromosomes in their body cells
and humans have 46, are dogs more complex than
humans due to having more chromosomes?
|1173: ||Why do I exist? |
|1174: ||Hi there, can angler fish eat other angler fish? |
|1175: ||What do pollinators like birds and insects help
plants to do? |
|1176: ||How long does it take to harden an egg after the
shell material is in place? I’m assuming the egg
is still quite soft as it leaves the bird. |
|1177: ||Why are pandas black and white? |
|1178: ||What do hedgehogs drink? Why do they need their
|1179: ||Why were dinosaurs alive? Why did they die? |
|1180: ||How cobras are super-fast? Why do their heads have
a hood? |
|1181: ||When was the first owl born and where did they
come from? |
|1182: ||How does your brain form when you are in your
mom's womb? |
|1183: ||What animal has the weakest stomach acid? |
|1184: ||Why did Jane Goodall wanted to learn about
|1185: ||Do hogs have veins? |
|1186: ||Yesterday at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve I saw a large egret eating a fish in a shallow stream for a while and then crouch down in the water so her/his body was up to the wings in water.
A fluid of white and slightly oily scum emerged and flowed with the gentle water currents away from the bird. I did not attempt to photograph. What was happening there? |
|1187: ||What substances are termed by cholesterol? |
|1188: || I was told the chirping sounds birds make in the mornings trigger leaves to release the oxygen. Is this true? |
|1189: ||What can live without sunlight? |
|1190: ||What role does gene expression play in determining traits of an offspring?
|1191: ||Are coyotes diurnal or nocturnal? Why do I sometimes see coyotes during day time around the place where I live? |
|1192: ||We are all students. I am a mom and an employee. I cracked an egg and a yolk plus an extra little egg was inside it . Why? . It was creepy cool. No it was not another yolk. I have seen eggs with double yolks before. I’m just wondering. |
|1193: || What makes Tardigrades indestructible? |
|1194: ||How does the structure of a cell suggest its function? What are some examples of that? |
|1195: ||Why do fingerprints form when your are in your mother's womb? |
|1196: ||What similarities are there between all animal kingdoms? |
|1197: ||How many living things are there in the world? |
|1198: ||I'm currently working on a project on deforestation and I was tasked to find out more info about deforestation. May you please give me info and explain how it affects biodiversity? |
|1199: ||What is the relation between continental drift and the evolution? How four very different kinds of ant/termite eaters could occur in India, Africa, South America, and Australia? |
|1200: ||I know that it is possible for certain animals to regrow limbs, but is it possible for humans to regrow limbs sometime in the future?
Why are humans not able to regrow limbs but other animals can? |
|1201: ||What would happen if the sun stopped shining?
|1202: ||Dolphins and whales are called mammals, why? |
|1203: ||How many number of coils of DNA stand in a single chromosome? |
|1204: ||How does a panda family look like?
|1205: ||Are pandas related to racoon? |
|1206: ||Dear USCB Science Line,
Hello! How are you all are doing? With all do respect I have read your story online about cows that fart and burp on your website that was dated back in 2011 ( here. I wanted to let you know that not only cows fart and burp but all animals and us humans burp and fart too sometimes. Now I’m all for improving the environment and climate and healthy food from plants which provide health benefits. So why should we do something about cows when all animals and humans do the same thing? I don’t see what will solve the problem when it comes to burps and farts. Can you please email me back with an answer? I’m sorry, please do forgive me for sending this email if you all happen to not like what I wrote here. Thanks and God Bless! |
|1207: ||Why do spiders have eight legs? |
|1208: ||Peeking at Penguins: Poop from Space. |
|1209: ||How long would humans last if there were no more trees? |
|1210: ||What can scientists infer about the observation of the fossils now found widely spaced across the globe that actually lived on the same early earth landmass? |
|1211: ||Why does more muscle mean more strength? And how can we test that our body has a pull on it (gravitational, depending on our mass)?
|1212: ||Why don’t the palms of the hands and soles of the feet have hair follicles, but the skin of the arms and legs do? Hint: Think of the function of the different structures and their locations. |
|1213: ||Red blood cells are damaged, if damaged, how is it possible for them to be replaced? |
|1214: ||What is the future of biological batteries? |
|1215: ||Which animals don't have blood? |
|1216: ||Why do we have facial hair? |
|1217: ||Students learning and helping in the Coronavirus effort. |
|1218: || How are Whiskers and Antennas different? |
|1219: ||What is Covid-19? |
|1220: ||Animals living in forests have self treatments if they get sick. Humans have all facilities and can see a doctor if we get sick. I see that alligators have strong immunity. Animals eat disgusting food that humans cannot eat. I believe that animals have stronger immune systems than human beings. Am I right? |
|1221: ||Why are most men taller than women?
|1222: || What is the meaning of life? |
|1223: ||How can you tell if something is alive? |
|1224: ||How long does it take to make honey? How is it made?
|1225: ||What are some of the prehistoric animals that are extinct and share a DNA with some of the animals that are living today? Where can I find research information on this topic?
|1226: ||How long can any virus live outside of our bodies? |
|1227: ||Why does it take so long to develop a vaccine? |
|1228: ||Does Photosynthesis directly or indirectly affect the needs of an animal? |
|1229: ||Why are whales mammals and not fish? What are the characteristics of mammals?
|1230: ||Why coronavirus is so dangerous compared to the flu virus? |
|1231: ||Do oxygen + hydrogen + carbon dioxide kill a virus? |
|1232: ||Does silk have the strength to make an armor as the Mongols used to have? |
|1233: ||As cells constantly divide, why don't we end up with way too many cells? |
|1234: ||During sexual reproduction, what happens if the egg lets in two sperm from 2 different men? |
|1235: ||DNA polymerase found in E. Coli cells synthesizes DNA around 1000 base pairs per second. How long will it take one DNA polymerase to synthesize one strand of the E. Coli genome? |
|1236: ||Dear UCSB ScienceLine: Despite that cats are four-legged and walk on their toes, shouldn't the fact that cats retain a large foot indicate descent from a bipedal (upright) ancestor? As the elongated foot is a hallmark of bipedalism, my understanding of evolution tells me that kitty would never have evolved an elongated foot if her ancestors had never walked upright. Please help! |
|1237: ||If a cell's wall is not alive then how does the cell's wall grow? |
|1238: ||What are the functional properties of silk? Is there any academic or scientific research available to verify these properties? |
|1239: ||Why is your skin an organ?
|1240: ||Hi, I would like to know what kind of fossil is this one that my father found. To me it looks like a saber tooth. Can you tell us from the picture ?.
|1241: ||What are the steps to follow in order to have ready the vaccine against Covid19? |
|1242: ||If dinosaurs had survived the Yucatan comet 66 million years ago, or it had never happened, what is the chance Homo sapiens would still be here? |
|1243: ||What is the importance of molecules for growth and maintenance? |
|1244: ||Dinosaurs today and paleontologists using robotics and computer based technology to learn about them more than ever before. |
|1245: ||Before Homo appeared there was Australopithecus, Ardipithecus, Orrorin, and Sahelanthropus about 7 million years ago. Were these genera better hunters than Homo? Were many big carnivores, like the sabre tooth cat, going extinct during their lifetimes? Maybe dinosaurs would have changed their evolutionary path. Or sent them into extinction, or vice versa? |
|1246: ||How does the structure and make-up of the cell wall make it retain its structure even when no longer living? Does this also apply to the cell membrane of an animal cell? |
|1247: ||I need to know 10 ways in which weather affects humans on Earth. |
|1248: ||How the viruses of influenza, common flu and covid 19 are all related? |
|1249: ||How can fossils get to each other from Africa and south America? |
|1250: ||I would like to know if viruses and prions have membranes. |
|1251: ||Which is the most dangerous virus for human beings that scientists know so far? |
|1252: ||Are people getting immune to the Covid19 after they contract it and survive? For how long? |
|1253: ||What type of consumer is a Venus fly trap? |
|1254: ||What is the mitochondria? Is it in all human cells? |
|1255: ||What is cell division? |
|1256: ||I would like to know if boiling home canned goods for 10 minutes kills the spores, bacteria and toxins which produce botulism, so that it is then safe to eat. Thank you so much for your answer. |
|1257: ||If COVID19 is a virus, small, then what kind of material can stop the droplets containing it from entering into our body, through our eyes, nostrils and mouth? What are the characteristics of this material which can stop the droplets? Is it a synthetic material, or cotton, or silk, or what? |
|1258: ||Is human blood blue? |
|1259: ||If estimated how long will we have on earth before our world is non inhabitable?
|1260: || How does eyesight work? |
|1261: || What separates humans from other life forms? Is it one feature, or is it multiple? |
|1262: ||How many species of fish have been discovered, and what kinds of new species are being found? |
|1263: ||Are there any mammals that glow in the dark? |
|1264: ||What is an mRNA Covid-19 vaccine and how is it different from other vaccines? |
|1265: ||How good or bad is that the Covid19 virus is mutating? |
|1266: ||Some people are saying they will not take the Covid19 vaccine and my parents are listening to them. Can you write about the reasons why we have to get the vaccine when the time comes so I can convince my parents that we all have to take it?
|1267: ||What developments have been made for prolonging living conditions that would sustain life outside of earth?
|1268: ||How fast can a spider build a web? |
1269 questions in the Category: biology-animal.
|1269: ||Is it possible for a vegetarian mammal to become a meat eater (non-vegetarian)?
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