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Life between Screens

A life between screens Is not as fun as it seems. Everyone is jumping From monitor to monitor And compulsively sharing Their thoughts and activities, To attract the digital spectators […]

Just Adrift

I am drifting away, Floating on the waves Of the sunlit bay. The Ocean is warm, While the beach is quiet. The waters are clear; All the fish seem to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hydrothermal vents: the origins of life? (2008)

This piece was originally published in the September 24, 2008, issue of The Miami Hurricane. For more student news, check out http://themiamihurricane.com. Miles below the turbulent surface of the ocean, […]

Asian Carp: The Mississippi River Invaders

Invasive species abound in North America. Some, like the zebra mussel, arrived in the United States unintentionally. Others, like kudzu, the Burmese python, and the common pigeon, were purposefully introduced […]

Off Topic: Terror Birds

Following the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, surviving species rapidly radiated across the planet, evolving into myriad bizarre and beautiful forms. In South America, an island continent […]