Different isotopes of carbon and their atomic structure.
Biology

Carbon 14 Dating: Complications and Mitigations

September 13, 2020

Carbon 14, a radioactive isotope of carbon, is used to measure the age of an ancient fossil. Since the depleting carbon 14 content is present in all the living things, it can be reliably used to measure the age of a fossil. […]

A closeup view of old tree rings full of carbon content.
Biology

Using Carbon 14 Dating

September 13, 2020

Carbon 14, a radioactive isotope of carbon, is used to measure the age of an ancient fossil. Carbon 14 works on the basis of carbon 14 depletion ratio to other carbon isotopes, which starts only after the death of the organic matter. […]

Image of a research laboratory and test tubes.
Biology

The Study of Genetics: The Story of Crossbreeding Plants

August 25, 2020

The subject of genetics is huge, it studies the evolution of humans through parental traits and their relation with various species. Does the study also help in knowing how crossbreeding can result in a variety of different plants? […]

Picture showing a scientist conducting tests on different vegetables.
Biology

Genetically Modified Organisms: Benefits and Concerns

August 5, 2020

Genetically modified organisms are useful for farmers as plants can be modified to keep insects away and increase the yield. Being so beneficial for foods, why are most people concerned about GMOs used in animals and plants? […]

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