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    September 26, 2021

    Extinct animals in 2021 and those in danger for 2017

    In this article we will talk about the extinct animals in 2016 and the animals in danger of extinction in 2017. Human…
    August 8, 2022

    What is pampas grass? Invasive species (I)

    We explain that what is pampas grass? Grass of the Pampas, plumage or reed are some of the names by…
    September 30, 2021

    Invasive species (IV): the Guatemalan potato moth

    Last year alarms went off in Galicia when the presence of the Guatemalan potato moth ( Tecia solanivora Povolný) was detected , a pest that devours…
    September 30, 2021

    Echinoderms: main characteristics and their classification.

    Echinoderms are a phylum of invertebrates, all of them marine whose name comes from the Greek echinos (thorn) and dermis…
    September 30, 2021

    Invasive species (III): The red palm weevil, the scourge of palm trees

    “Red palm weevil” is the common name of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus , an insect of the order Coleoptera and belonging to the Curculionidae family, better known…
    September 25, 2021

    The immune response

    The immune response or immune response occurs in two forms: the innate and nonspecific immune response and the specific or adaptive or…
    September 30, 2021

    Invasive species (II): the American mink

    The American mink has become one of the invasive species in Europe. It has spread in recent decades to Spain and other European countries, displacing…
    August 8, 2022

    Branches of Biology from A to Z

    The branches of biology are numerous and cover different areas within the generality of this science. The branches of biology are the different…
    July 23, 2022

    Desert animals: surprising adaptations

    The animals of the desert are highly adapted to the low availability of water due to the absence of precipitation (less than…
    August 8, 2022

    Ocean acidification has unexpected consequences for some species

    The acidification of the ocean is one of the serious consequences of the climate change in the ocean. Not only can it affect the absorption…
    September 26, 2021

    The red panda, the great unknown

    The red pandas are small mammals with long, hairy tails, which have characteristics red and white marks on her silky hair. Although they…
    September 30, 2021

    Algae that break down cellulose for energy

    The discovery of an algae capable of degrading cellulose for energy opens new doors in obtaining biofuels. Cellulose is a polymer of…
    September 25, 2021

    Amino acids: everything you need to know.

    The term amino acid has been around for years, from pure scientific research and biology classes to sports supplements where…
    August 8, 2022

    Coral bleaching could have a cause beyond climate change

    The bleaching of coral reefs occurs when corals are under great stress. Until now it was thought that its most important cause was high…
    September 25, 2021

    Xylella fastidiosa, the Ebola of the olive tree

    Xylella fastidiosa is a bacterium that causes a lethal disease for different plant species of economic interest, such as the olive…
    September 30, 2021

    Platypus: a very nice animal

    The platypus is a most unique animal , a mammal with a duck’s bill, otter legs that lays eggs, has hair,…
    September 21, 2021

    Human body systems

    Before starting to talk about the systems of the human body, it is important to clarify that according to the cell…
    September 25, 2021

    They discover how one of the cell division switches works

    The mitosis or cell division is regulated by the protein FoxM1. Abnormal activation of this protein is a common feature of cancer cells…
    September 30, 2021

    6 elephant facts you may not have known

    The elephants are curious, intelligent and gregarious creatures. They are part of many religious beliefs of human beings and the elephant is…
    September 24, 2021

    The pangolin, the source of the Wuhan SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus?

    Every third Saturday in February, International Pangolin Day is commemorated , sadly? famous in recent weeks because it appears that the pangolin is the reservoir…
    September 21, 2021

    The coelacanth, a living fossil

    According to the theory of evolution, all species have their origin in pre-existing organisms, from which they differ by accumulation…
    August 8, 2022

    Deadly mosquitoes

    There are animals that are dangerous to humans. When reading this sentence, we can think of predators such as sharks , lions or…
    August 8, 2022

    Invasive species (11): Caulerpa taxifolia, the Mediterranean killer algae

    When a species receives the nickname “killer” it is usually for a good reason. This is the case of Caulerpa taxifolia , commonly…
    September 21, 2021

    Insects: general characteristics and classification

    Insects are a really fascinating group of animals. There are species with a great variety of sizes and forms of…
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