For thousands of years, humans and slugs have had a complicated relationship. Recently beginning to question an old assumption, scientists are now realizing that perhaps it’s the slime itself that has been antagonizing our species. The study of invertebrates has revealed some surprising findings when it comes to how these creatures move their tiny limbs, wiggle their worm-like bodies, and digest things we would probably consider disgusting. Interestingly enough, humans aren’t all too dissimilar in these bodily capabilities. In an effort to better understand how the slime creates these effects, scientists at the University of… Read More »What Humans and Slugs Have in Common?
We have to thank Biology for a number of things in our world. Understanding the inner workings of how we function in society, and in the natural world, is paramount to understanding what’s going on around us.It may seem a little daunting when you look at all the various topics that Biology studies, but they can be broken down into four main things: life sciences, physical sciences, earth and space sciences , and mathematical and computational sciences. The life sciences include the study of cells, genes, and molecules in living systems. This includes studying DNA,… Read More »The Importance of Biology in Human Existence