What Are the Different Types of Snake Venoms?

A snake’s venom can be one of three types: cytotoxic, neurotoxic, or hemotoxic. Each type of venom affects the body differently. Most snakes do not carry venom, but the ones that do are called venomous. If you stumble upon a snake and do not know what species it is, treat it as if it is … Continue reading What Are the Different Types of Snake Venoms?

What Animal Is Responsible for the Most Deaths per Year?

The mosquito. Severely underestimated, these deadly insects kill approximately 725,000 people annually (worldwide), which is about the population of Seattle, Washington. Only female mosquitoes bite because they require blood to mature their eggs. Males, and sometimes females, feed on plant juices, such as nectar. A female mosquito can consume enough blood to equal three times … Continue reading What Animal Is Responsible for the Most Deaths per Year?

What Are Animal Cells? A Brief Overview of Their Structure

Animal cells are the basic building blocks in animals. Animal cells are eukaryotic cells, which means they have membrane-bound organelles. There are many different types of cells, such as nerve and red blood cells. Membrane-bound means to be surrounded by a thin lining, or membrane. Organelle comes from the word “organ”. An organelle is a … Continue reading What Are Animal Cells? A Brief Overview of Their Structure