Camouflage Have you ever wondered….why water sometimes appears blue and sometimes green? Why lobsters change colour when you cook them? Why the colours of a soap bubble shift and change colour with the breeze? Why the sky is blue, why the grass green and why the robin has a red breast? It is often thought that the brightest colours can only come from artificial chemicals or ingredients. But the truly brightest of all colours can be seen in nature. In the animals, the land and the sky. The first
Animal Cruelty Animal testing has been going on since the late nineteenth century. Over the years, billions of animals have been killed from experiments, but the amount of animals tested on “has fallen 50% since 1968” (Davis 22). With that much of a decline, I can’t imagine how many animals were once used and for what purposes. Even with the 50% decline, “the number of animals sacrificed for medical and biomedical ends in the United States each year is unknown, but certainly exceeds 60 million a
Ecosystems Coral reefs are found mostly in warm, shallow, and tropical seas, because the reef-forming corals cannot live in water colder than 65 °F (18 °C). Reefs abound throughout the South Pacific, in the East Indies and the Indian Ocean to Sri Lanka, and around Madagascar on the southeastern African coast. They also form along the tropical eastern coast of Brazil, through the West Indies, along the Florida coast, and at Bermuda. There are three types of coral reefs: (1) fringing reefs; (2) ba
The Nature of Science 1) THE NATURE OF SCIENCE- Pitjendara tribe of Australia finds answers about nature in stones called Ayer’s Rock; it contains 2 pictures of 2 snakes; Liru and Kunia; also contains sand-lizard man digging for water. The goal of science is to understand the world around us. Scientific Method-1) Observing & state problem 2) Forming hyp. 3) Test hyp. 4) Record & analyze data 5) Form conclusion 6) Replicate work. Control exp. allow researchers to isolate & test the effects of a s
Racism And Racial Theories In The 18th, 19th, And Early 20th Century Six million Jews were killed by a government that took time out from running the state to exterminate the Jews equally, efficiently, and indifferently. How was it possible for a country to attempt the deliberate extermination of a whole people? While it was the Nazis who actually performed the action, men and women everywhere believed in the separation of races, whether white, black, Aryan, or Jew. Racism was a big part of late
WATER POLLUTION First of all what is water pollution, water pollution is when a substantial portion of waste enters our water system. Water pollution is everywhere it has caused a lot of death and sickness around the world. In previous research done by the government of Canada, it said "Canada is a water rich nation-we are steward of 9% of the worlds renewable fresh water while Canadians enjoy one of the highest standards of clean water in the world, pollution remains an important problem in som
Federal Bureau of Investigation Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), agency of the United States Department of Justice, and the principal federal investigative agency. Functions of the FBI, under its general responsibility of investigating violations of federal law, include the investigation of espionage, sabotage, subversive activities, and other actions related to national security; organized crime and drug trafficking; terrorism; and white-collar crime. History The FBI originated in 1908 as
Genetic Engineering: Designing Our Kids Futures A momentous pioneering journey began in 1987. A group of zealous research scientist received approval for a series of tests involving genetics with the condition that there would be no experiments involving human beings. These scientists carried their experiments to the furthest extreme reaching a cessation. Now they’re brushing the realm of actually altering a fetus before it is conceived. Do humans as a species have the right to “play” with the v
Business and Technology Introduction Science and technology are advancing at a very rapid rate, but do we really understand all that is going on? Probably not. This paper will identify current issues related to science and technology from the business, governmental, and societal perspectives. However, before we can begin to understand the advances in science and technology, we must know the definitions of them. The Microsoft Encarta 97 Encyclopedia on compact disk defines science as "the observa
People of Power Many people throughout history have risen to power and made their presence known to their people. Some have led their people to greatness, and others have led their people to ruthless dictatorship. They have their choice to use their power and persuasion for good or bad. Any person that exercises power, as in control or domination is an important and influential person, and can be held accountable for all the good and bad that has come of their world. The world, filled with many
Cloning Introduction: Have you ever wandered what it would be like to have a clone, or what it would be like have a twin? Well in a few years you might be able to clone yourself. That’s if they legalize it in the US I. What is cloning? Cloning is the scientific process of combining the DNA of one organism with the egg of another. Creating a perfect genetically matched lifeform. In other words getting an egg and fertilizing it. Then putting it back in the a surrogate mother. II. Who cloned Dolly?
Nutrition Nutrition is the science that deals with food and how the body uses it. All living things need food to live. The food supplies energy, which people need to perform certain actions. Food also provides substances that the body needs to build and repair its tissues and to regulate its organs and organ systems. Food provides certain chemical substances needed in order for a person to maintain good health. These chemical substances are called nutrients. Nutrients can perform three important
Why Be Moral? The title question "Why be moral?" has been around a long time. Let us first inquire: what does it mean to be moral? There are several definitions that might be considered. For this paper I will use the definition that to be moral is to follow God’s moral rules. This is the one favored by many members of the religious right in our country. One such answer would be to say that people should follow God\'s moral rules because to do so would increase their likelihood of obtaining salva
The Benefits of Human Cloning There are many ways in which in which human cloning is expected to benefit mankind. Below is a list of ways that it is expected to help people. This list is far from complete. Human cloning technology could be used to reverse heart attacks. Scientists believe that they may be able to treat heart attack victims by cloning their healthy heart cells and injecting them into the areas of the heart that have been damaged. Heart disease is the number one killer in the Unit
SIGMUND FREUD THE FATHER OF MODERN PSYCHOLOGY Sigmund Freud was born in 1856 and died in 1939. He was a successful psysiologist, medical doctor, and psychologist. He was recognized as one of the most influential and respected thinkers of the twentieth century. He originally worked in close association with Joseph Bruer, and created the theory of psychology. He refined teh concept of the unconscious, of infatile sexuality, of repression, and proposed a tri-partite account of the mind\'s structure
MODERN POLITICAL THOUGHT MIDTERM THOMAS HOBBES: The Leviathan -life is simply the motions of the organism and the man is by nature a selfishly individualistic animal at constant war with all other men. -In a state of nature, men are equal in their self seeking and live out lives which are "nasty,solitary, brutish, and short" -Fear of violent death is the principle motive which causes men to create a state by contracting to surrender their natural rights and to submit to the absolute authority of
Niccolo Machiavelli Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527) were Florentinecontemporaries who worked for the government of Florence and who wrote about the histories oftheir city and country as well as about the politics of their time. Their philosophies toward politicalscience and the value of history were formed in the crucible of Florentine politics, especially in theafter math of the 1494 invasion by France and Charles VIII in the Italian Wars. Although friends and admirers of each other, their so
Veterinary Medicine Veterinary medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the diseases of animals. Treating pets is one of the most profitable fields in veterinary medicine. The proper vaccination of animals and the diagnosis of diseases are part of a veterinarian’s duties. The first step to a career in veterinary medicine is deciding that it is the right path for you. If you like animals, enjoy working with your hands as well as your mind, and want a challenging job with different respo
Sea Cucumbers Sea cucumbers in the Galapagos are being fished out illegally in spite of a four-year ban that is unsuccessfully enforced by the Ecuadorian government. Most sea cucumbers are dried and exported to Taiwan and Hong Kong. The waters off of mainland Ecuador have already been stripped of commercially valuable sea cucumbers. The controversy in the Galapagos involves the inability to sustain sea cucumber harvesting, and that the removal of millions of sea cucumbers will have detrimental e
Aldous Huxley and his Impossible Utopia Jim Everland Everland 1 Mr. Mahoney College English IV 8 October 1999 Novelist and essayist Aldous Leonard Huxley was born on July 26, 1894 in Godalming, in the county of Surrey, England which included his father , Leonard Huxley, a prominent literary man and his grandfather was T.H. Huxley , a biologist who led the battle on behalf of the Darwinian evolutionary hypothesis. He once almost quit school because of a eye disease but Aldous went and studied at
Lewis and Clark: Adventurers into the Unknown West Roshan Patel Mrs. Boone English 8-AL 19, April, 1999 On May 21, 1804, the history of America would be altered once again. A group of men led by Lewis and Clark would embark on a mission to explore the west, unseen by white men. Thomas Jefferson organized an expedition that would explore the western region of America, try to find a water source running to the Pacific, and build the gateway for western expansion. The explorers traveled up the wide
Robert Boyle The English scene of the seventeenth century is a particularly rich one with regard to its contributions to the scientific revolution. The discovery and development of America moved Britain from the edge of the civilized world into the center of the new world, in which the sciences were to play a major role. During this period, in the field of chemistry, theories which offered direct opposition to Aristotelian natural philosophy and Paracelsian principles were rapidly disseminating.
Charles Darwin Charles Ellis Pd.3 Charles Darwin was a man of incomprehensible genius. He proposed theories that changed the views of the origin of mankind, as well as, the beginning of life on earth and the continual evolution of advanced forms of life. Other great scientists such as Galileo and Aristotle influenced many of Darwin\'s theories and statements. With the publication of Darwin\'s "Origin of Species" in 1859 and the subsequent acceptance of evolution by natural selection, patterns in
ZOOLOGIST Job Description: Zoologists study animal life. They study the development, origin, structure, heredity, classification, population, physiology, ecology, disease, and behavior of animals. Most of the time, they study the functiom, process, and structure of a particular animal. The duties of zoologists vary widely. It can vary from assisting in field studies to computer programming to DNA and RNA studies and genetic manipulations to biochemical analysis as well as collection and identifi
Veterinarians Most everyone thinks a veterinarian is just someone who takes care of animals in a clinic. This is wrong because veterinarians are considered vets from all sorts of fields, from the easier professions like kennel owners and dog groomers to the more difficult ones like surgeons and farm vets. Doctors of veterinary medicine are medical professionals, whose primary responsibility is protecting the health and care for animals and pets. Veterinary schools have been around for hundreds o
Lewis and Clark Meriwether Lewis, Lewis was a United States explorer and administrator. Lewis and William Clark led an expedition to explore uncharted lands in America from 1804 to 1806. They traveled several thousand miles from St. Louis to Pacific Ocean and back. Lewis was born near Charlottesville, Virginia. In 1794 he joined a local militia to put down the Whiskey Rebellion, after that he joined the regular army. He became President Thomas Jefferson’s private secretary from 1801 to 1803. Aft
The Veterinary Profession When the first man set foot on this earth he longed for companionship. He wanted some one to keep him company, help him hunt and most of all, be a friend. Since that first step, when man domesticated animals, pets have been a growing part of many people’s lives. It is estimated that over seventy-eight percent of Americans have some type of pet, ranging from a common dog to an exotic snake, sharing their home with them (Barns 1). Just like humans, animals get sick and ne
DNA DNA has all the needed information to create the species from which it came from. DNA consists of genes which are coded messages in the DNA. These messages control the cell to be what it was intended to be for example a brain cell or a skin cell. All cells in an organism have the same exact DNA sequence unless it has been mutated. The reason why they all have the same DNA is because they all came from one cell, the embryo which replicated itself and these new daughter cells replicated themse
Carbon Carbon is one of the most important chemical elements. Industry uses it in a wide variety of products, and all living things are based on carbon. Without carbon, life would be impossible! Yet carbon makes up less than 0.03 percent of the earth’s crust. Pure carbon exists in nature in the form of diamonds, and in graphite. Both forms are pure carbon with different crystal structures. Another form of pure carbon, called amorphous carbon, consists of graphite-like particles too tiny to see w
The Atomic Bomb "Then a tremendous flash of light cut across the sky . Mr. Tanimoto has a distinct recollection that it traveled from east to west, from the city toward the hills. It seemed like a sheet of sun. John Hersey, from Hiroshima, pp8 On August 6, 1945, the world changed forever. On that day the United States of America detonated an atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima. Never before had mankind seen anything like. Here was something that was slightly bigger than an ordinary bomb, yet
AIDS: A U.S.- Made Monster? PREFACE In an extensive article in the Summer-Autumn 1990 issue of "Top Secret", Prof J. Segal and Dr. L. Segal outline their theory that AIDS is a man-made disease, originating at Pentagon bacteriological warfare labs at Fort Detrick, Maryland. "Top Secret" is the international edition of the German magazine Geheim and is considered by many to be a sister publication to the American Covert Action Information Bulletin (CAIB). In fact, Top Secret carries the Naming Nam
Radon In this paper I will discuss the element called Radon. I will explain how and when this element was discovered, its\' physical characteristics, the natural environment of the element and the abundance in which it occurs. In addition, I will describe why Radon is important to humans, and other interesting facts related to this element. Radon has the symbol Rn. Its atomic number is 86 and its atomic weight is 222. The shell configuration is 2,8,18,32,18,8. Radon\'s most stable isotope is Rn
URANIUM NUCLEAR FRIEND OR NUCLEAR FOE On Monday August 6, 1945 the U.S. Bomber Enola Gay flew over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Seconds later a metallic projectile fell towards its target. In a blinding flash the world felt the power of a new age, the nuclear age. The study of radiation that would eventually lead to these uranium weapons began in 1798. It was in this year that the german chemist Martin Heinrich Klaproth identified the element uranium. Uranium was not isolated in a metallic st
Giraffes My science project is on Giraffes. The Giraffe is the tallest mammal in the world. Giraffes have very long necks with a short, upstanding mane, high shoulders which slope steeply, and long legs that are nearly equal in length. The male weight can range to 2420-4250, and the female can range to 1540-2600. The Giraffes can stand up to 18 feet long. They mostly live and come from sub-Sahara Africa. Giraffes are herbivores, and their long necks help them to reach the leaves and shoots of th
Virology It was very difficult coming up with a health career that I would be interested in. The truth is, I am not interested in any health career. What I really want to be is become a screenwriter, and that is actually, how I figured out, if any, what health career I would choose. My health career is to become a virologist. I came up with this career while I was watching the movie Outbreak. Basically, a virologist works with viruses. They try to find cures or vaccinations for viral threats. Vi
Ayn Rand and Objectivism: An Introduction opinions and beliefs, but he finally accepts that they will not leave his mind and his destiny is sealed. In his recognition of his core belief (individual freedom), he knows that he cannot resist this immutable freedom. Briefly, this sentence is the summary of man\'s existence. Man knows he is selfish and those who allow self-interest permeate their being are often called greedy or evil. However, without selfishness, man is reduced from an advanced mind
Psychiatrist and Psychologist Freud, Sigmund 1865- 1939 Sigmund Freud is the founder of modern psychoanalysis. His earlier research led him to figure out that the mind was divided into two parts- the concious mind and the uncontious mind. He also believed that in order to unlock the uncontious mind you would do so through hypnosis. He also believed that the uncontious mind speaks through dreams. He found that there are three elements to the human mind, the id, which is the pleasure seeking part,
Is Psychology a Science? In order to answer this question it is important to understand the definitions of both psychology and science. The word \'psychology\' comes from the Greek \'psyche\' (or soul) and \'logos\' (or study), which came to be known as the \'study of the soul\'. The American Heritage Dictionary defines psychology as: 1. the science dealing with the mind and with mental and emotional processes 2. the science of human and animal behavior. In its pure definition the dictionary has
Science Report Armstrong, Neil Alden: American astronaut, born in 1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio. He served as a pilot in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. After graduating from Purdue University, he joined the National Aeronautics and Space Administration In 1966, Armstrong was command pilot of the Gemini 8 mission, which accomplished the first physical joining of two orbiting spacecraft. In July 1969, Armstrong, as commander of the Apollo 11 lunar mission, became the first person to set foot on t
Animal Testing "It was as if all the pain in the world had found a voice. Yet had I know such a pain was in the next room, and had it been dumb, I believe- I have thought since- I could have stood it well enough. It is when suffering finds a voice and sets our nerves quivering that this pity comes troubling us." In the 1896 novel, The Island of Dr. Moreau, H. G. Wells describes the anguish of a puma in the process of a vivisection. For hundreds of years, people have used animals to determine the
Cats Cats inhabit the world all over. The majority of them are domesticated. Millions of pet owners are owners of cats and they know how to take care of their felines. After reading my report you’ll know how to take care of your cat too. There are many breeds and by the end of my report you won’t know all of them, but you’ll know enough to choose the type of cat you want. I will begin my report on how to take care of your cat. Cats are not complicated animals to take care of when you know what y
Nutrition Nutrition is the science that deals with food and how the body uses it. Food supplies energy, which people need to perform certain actions. Food also provides substances the body needs to build and repair its tissues and to regulate its organs and organ systems. Food provides certain chemical substances needed for a person to maintain good health. These substances are called nutrients. Nutrients perform three important functions. They provide for building, repairing, or maintaining bod
Using Characters as a Study in Human Nature Authors use their characters to both tell the story as well as to symbolize different aspects of human nature. Although it is easy to determine a person\'s character in a work of non-fiction, it is more difficult to analyze the character of human nature in a fiction book, particularly when the author\'s characters are deep and multi-dimensional. In George Orwell\'s 1984, there are several main characters that show the many sides of a human being\'s cha
Charles Darwin and the Development and impact of the Theory of Evolution by Natural and Sexual Selection Introduction It is commonly thought today that the theory of evolution originated from Darwin in the nineteenth century. However, the idea that species mutate over time has been around for a long time in one form or another. Therefore, by Darwin’s time the idea that species change from one type into another was by no means new, but was rejected by most because the proponents of evolution coul
Coral Reefs Coral reefs are arguably the world’s most beautiful habitats. Coral reefs have been called the rainforests of the oceans, because of the rich diversity of life they support. Scientists have not yet finished counting the thousands of different species of plants and animals that use or live in the coral reef. There are three types of coral reefs: fringing reefs, barrier reefs, and atolls. Fringing reefs are located close to shore, separated from land by only shallow water. Barrier reef
Future Adaptations: Stingray Science Survival of the Stingray Imagine yourself 150,000 years in the future. Another ice age is in full force. Temperatures are much colder, vegetation has ceased to exist, along with several entire animal species. The lion, once the king of the jungle, is no more than an alley cat scavenging for food. The great white shark- reduced to the size of goldfish. A new predator is on the prowl. The stingray, once limited to shallow, sandy beaches, has evolved! With it\'s
AIDS: A U.S.- Made Monster? PREFACE In an extensive article in the Summer-Autumn 1990 issue of "Top Secret", Prof J. Segal and Dr. L. Segal outline their theory that AIDS is a man-made disease, originating at Pentagon bacteriological warfare labs at Fort Detrick, Maryland. "Top Secret" is the international edition of the German magazine Geheim and is considered by many to be a sister publication to the American Covert Action Information Bulletin (CAIB). In fact, Top Secret carries the Naming Nam
Charles Darwin And Imperialism England went through dramatic changes in the 19th century. English culture, socio-economic structure and politics where largely influenced by the principles of science. Many social expressions occurred due to these changes. Transformations which categorized this time period could be observed in social institutions; for instance: the switch from popular Evangelicalism to atheism, emergence of feminism and the creation of new political ideologies (Liberalism, Conserv
Philosophy Class Essay Born: 1844. Rocken, Germany Died: 1900. Weimar, Germany Major Works: The Gay Science (1882), Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1883-1885), Beyond Good & Evil (1886), On the Genealogy of Morals (1887), MAJOR IDEAS Self deception is a particularly destructive characteristic of West Culture. Life is The Will To Power; our natural desire is to dominate and reshape the world to fit our own preferences and assert our personal strength to the fullest degree possible. Struggle, through whic
Your Bones in Space ASTRONOMY AND SPACE SCIENCE Hypogravitational Osteoporosis: A review of literature. By Lambert Titus Parker. May 19 1987. Osteoporosis: a condition characterized by an absolute decrease in the amount of bone present to a level below which it is capable of maintaining the structural integrity of the skeleton. To state the obvious, Human beings have evolved under Earth\'s gravity "1G". Our musculoskeleton system have developed to help us navigate in this gravitational field, en