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

On Remembering Auschwitz and the Holocaust

Yesterday was the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. It is a day of indescribable mourning for those who survived the Holocaust; a day of atonement for those who perpetrated it; and a day of awareness for those who choose to believe it never happened. In the years leading up to Holocaust, the Jewish… Read More