About The Author

Mohendra has a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a Masters in Biotechnology. Growing up, he enjoyed learning as much as he could from any and all topics. He has gone on many Wikipedia rabbit holes, scouring to find more interesting facts than the last. He writes to both learn and lead others into their own search of scientific knowledge, both mundane and interesting.

Flagella: Function And Definition

Flagella are commonly found in bacteria, but can also be found in archaea and eukaryotic organisms as well. A flagellum is a lash-like structure that protrudes from the cell body. It is very akin to a whip, which is what its name translates to. The main function of a flagellum is to serve a means

By 2020 Starbucks Hopes To Eliminate Plastic Straws From Their Stores

Following legislation in Seattle, Starbucks has announced that they will work to eliminate plastic straws from their stores by 2020. They will create recyclable alternatives that will eventually be rolled out across all their stores around the world. This move comes as many places around the world are examining our relationship with plastic. Seattle became

Water Moccasin (Cottonmouth) Snakes: Facts And Photos

The water moccasin, or cottonmouth, is a venomous pit viper snake species found in southeastern parts of the United States. There are three subspecies within this species. These include Florida cottonmouth, which is found in Florida and parts of Georgia. There is also the western cottonmouth, which is found in the states surrounding, and including,

Ecosystem Examples: From Rainforest To Tundra

Ecosystem examples range from the frigid tundra of Antarctica to tropical rainforests of Costa Rica to your home garden. Each ecosystem varies by light, water, sun exposure, soil, plants, insects, and animals that make up its unique biome. Below we cover the major ecosystems and what makes each one unique. The ecosystems on Earth are

By Physically Restructuring The Brain, Psychedelics Could Become A Potential Treatment For Depression

In recent findings, researchers believe that psychedelics could be used to treat depression by restructuring the brain of individuals. The mind-altering capabilities of psychedelics are commonly known and can potentially be used towards something good, like treating depression or similar conditions. New information on depression appears to show that the disease behaves like a neural

What Do Grasshoppers Eat?

Grasshoppers eat a variety of green plants including clover, wheat, corn, rye, barley, cotton, oats, alfalfa, weeds, and grasses. They are also known to eat flowers and plant stems and when food becomes scarce they can eat moss, fungi, insects, and animal feces. Like many other creatures big and small, the grasshopper is capable of

120 Pregnant Whales Were Killed By Japan This Year In Their Pursuit Of “Scientific Research”

In their pursuit of “scientific research,” Japan has killed 120 pregnant whales in Antarctic waters. This is a practice that they are committed to because they claim they are acquiring important information from these whales. According to reports released by the International Whaling Committee (IWC), Japan has killed a total of 333 whales so far in the

Fasting May Regenerate Stem Cells In Humans, Study Finds

Researchers have found that mice who fast for a day were able to regenerate their intestinal stem cells. Mice have been a model organism for decades as they react similarly to humans to a variety of factors. We use mice for drug testing, understanding psychological factors, and for many other research endeavors because their experiences