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Monthly Archives: September 2012
Life on Earth evolves (changes) in response to a variety natural forces. These forces that can drive long-term evolution in species are numerous (and still being worked out by biologists). For the record, the most well-known and controversial of them … Continue reading
The Bosphorus is the narrow strait connecting the cold, vast, and shallow Black Sea to the much warmer and more saline Mediterranean Sea. Straddled by the city of Istanbul and its 11 million inhabitants, the Bosphorus (from the Greek “ox-ford”) … Continue reading
“My sentence is for open War.” John Milton, Paradise Lost (Book II, Line 51) Most termites, like ants and bees, live in strict caste-based societies of closely-related individuals. Tasks like reproduction, work, and colony defense are divided among relatives within a strict … Continue reading