November 22, 2017

Parasite Load and Disease in Wild Animals

Parasites are organisms that live on or in another host organism and redirect its resources for themselves. They are nearly as old as life itself, having existed since before the days of the last universal common ancestor of all life.

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July 12, 2017

Euthanizing Elderly Elephants: An Impact Analysis

Euthanizing elderly elephants might seem like a good way to prevent their suffering from starvation. Unfortunately, while there’s little good evidence about how many elephants die of molar loss, the research on causes of death suggests that it’s relatively rare...

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Writing by Others

July 25, 2017

How Good or Bad Is the Life of an Insect?

If I died and was offered to be born again as an insect or cease to exist, I would definitely choose not to exist. This essay focuses on the quality of life of honey bees because they are well-studied...

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