Are There Really Black Panthers In Our Woods?

For my entire life I have heard about large black cats being seen around the area. Locals call these cats “Black Panthers” and many claim to have seen or heard them in the local woods. How would a scientists investigate this claim? Is there information currently available? Could you design an experiment (or investigation) to find the truth?

Are Viruses Living?

Scientists generally consider life to follow seven basic rules;

  • responsiveness to the environment;
  • growth and change;
  • ability to reproduce;
  • have a metabolism and breathe;
  • maintain homeostasis;
  • being made of cells; and.
  • passing traits onto offspring

Based on this, do you think viruses are living?