A Plea for Forgiveness, 2017

The best part about “forgiveness” is that it contains the words “forgive” and “forgiven”. When you forgive someone, you are also being forgiven by God for holding grudges against that person. Mercy must always come before hatred, even in crazy times like these. If it does not, we will lose our own individual souls to… Read More

Geographic information systems-based analysis of manatee mortality in Everglades National Park

Abstract The present study focuses on the patterns of anthropogenic deaths of the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris), Florida’s official state marine mammal, within the boundaries of Everglades National Park. The Florida manatee is a subspecies of the West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus) found primarily in the southeastern United States year-round. During the summer months,… Read More

Inside the Bite: The Komodo Dragon

Inside the Bite: The Komodo Dragon Varanus komodoensis is the world’s largest living lizard. Known as the Komodo dragon because of its enormous size, a fully grown Varanus komodoensis can exceed 3 meters in length and 70 kilograms in weight. It can only be found on a few islands in Indonesia, and is considered vulnerable… Read More

The Biological Profile of the Malaria Parasite

Malaria’s Taxonomy: Domain: Eukarya Kingdom: Protista (Chromalveolata) Phylum: Apicomplexa Class: Aconoidasida Order: Haemosporida Family: Plasmodiidae Genus: Plasmodium Species involved: falciparum, vivax, malariae, ovale, knowlesi An Introduction to Malaria Malaria, from the Latin for “bad air”, is a disease that has plagued humanity throughout its existence. The disease can be identified by its primary symptoms, such… Read More