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A to Z Index of Animals - A-Z Animals - Animal Facts, Information, Pictures, Videos, Resources and Links

A to Z Index of Animals - A-Z Animals - Animal Facts, Information, Pictures, Videos, Resources and Links

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Deep Time : A History of the Earth - Interactive Infographic Life on the planet started astonishingly early. The first living organisms, in the current model of evolution, are thought to be Prokaryotes1. The oldest known fossilised prokaryotes have been dated to approximately 3.5 billion years ago, only 1 billion years after the formation of the Earth's crust. Eukaryotes2 are more advanced organisms with complex cell structures, each of which contains a nucleus. Although incredibly hard to determine their origin, they are thought to have developed 1.6–2.1 billion years ago, although some research2 suggests eukaryotes being present even earlier than this.

Map of Australia, Australia Map About Australia Map :- Australia is the world's sixth-largest country covering an area of 2,941,299 sq miles. The biggest cities of Australia are Perth (Western Australia), Canberra (Capital Territory), Melbourne, Sydney (New South Wales), Cairns, Brisbane, Townsville (Queensland), Alice Springs, Darwin (Northern Territory), Adelaide (South Australia), and Hobart (Tasmania). Australia is dotted with lakes - Lake Austin, Lake Bairee, Lake MacLeod, Lake Carnegie, Lake Gregory, Rason Lake, Lake Eyre, Lake Gairdner, Lake Blanche, and Lake Fame are some of the best known lakes of the western and South regions. The west-central regions are largely deserted and some of the best-known points of interest in the country are the Sydney Opera House, Kangaroo Island, Mungo National Park, Kakadu, and Hobart. Geography of Australia Physical GeographyLocation The Commonwealth of Australia or Australia is the only country in the world which is also a continent by itself.

FieldGuides About eNature | Get eNature Content | Contact | Wildlife List Login | Help Species Search: Ask an Expert Advanced Search Ringtones Mobile Apps Blog Mother nature network These bizarre locations may seem like a series of elaborate movie sets, but they are real destinations that you might want to see for yourself. Photo: Greg Mote/Flickr The Wave, Arizona, U.S. Photo: Shutterstock Travertines, Pamukkale, Turkey Photo: Shutterstock Australia Map / Oceania Map / Map of Australia / Map of Oceania Oceania, the planet's smallest continent, is without doubt one of the most diverse and fascinating areas on the planet. A large percentage of geography experts now consider the long-established continent of Australia to be more accurately defined as Australia/Oceania. Collectively it then combines all of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, as well as the thousands of coral atolls and volcanic islands of the South Pacific Ocean, including the Melanesia and Polynesia groups. Oceania also includes Micronesia, a widely scattered group of islands that run along the northern and southern edges of the Equator.

Myrmedrome - A real ant colony simulator MYRMEDROME is an ant colony simulator which tries to imitate the ants’ life as well as possible without introducing artificial effects. The simulation is based on the fundamental principle that each ant is not enough intelligent to understand it lives in a complex community, nor it is able to organize tasks in its colony. Therefore, each ant lives and works following some simple rules interacting (unaware of it) with the others by chemical signals. Animal Adaptations Being able to adapt is a matter of life or death. Animals who can't adapt - die! For animals, adaptation is the idea that animals have developed features that help them to survive and thrive where they live. Some adaptations are purely physical.

Classification Why do we classify things? * Classification provides scientists and students a way to sort and group organisms for easier study. * There are millions of organisms on the earth! (approximately 1.5 million have been already named)