Monthly Archives: March 2016

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A blog about life...literally

Lifesaving 3D Printing in Nature

The technology of 3D Printing has taken the world by storm. Few innovations have the ability to change the world like 3D Printing can. A variety of disciplines from war and weaponry to medicine have seen advancements due to the … Keep Reading


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Diabetes

Diabetes affect many people around the world today, babies, children and adults. Just in United States alone, 29 million people are diagnosed with diabetes and 8 million people with diabetes are undiagnosed because they are unaware. Diabetes has caused a … Keep Reading


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A Sticky Situation

Stick insects, otherwise known as walking sticks, live in tropical and temperate forests all throughout the world. Related to grasshoppers, crickets, and mantises, these crawlers are usually brown, green, or black. They’re also the world’s longest insects. The largest one … Keep Reading


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Are Your Favorite Foods Going Extinct Due to Poor Genetics?

Image from Wikimedia Commons Many of the worlds most well known and liked fruits and vegetables are at risk of going extinct due to their lack of genetic diversity. Take the banana for example. The delicious fruit enjoyed by many … Keep Reading


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The King of all Snakes: Kingsnakes

Speckled King Snake (Lampropeltis getula holbrooki)Image from Wikimedia Commons Kingsnakes are docile snakes that can be found in almost all parts of the US. Kingsnakes use constriction to kill their prey and tend to be opportunistic when it comes to … Keep Reading


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Small Steps made in Detecting Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) occurs when the inner ear or nerve pathways from the inner ear to the brain are damaged. SNHL reduces the ability to hear even faint sounds. Most people with SNHS suffer from permanent hearing loss. It … Keep Reading


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The Great Irish Famine

The period from 1845 to 1852 is one of great misfortune in Ireland’s history. Occurring only one major time before, the Irish Famine wreaked havoc on Ireland’s demography, culture, and politics. But what was the source for this catastrophic event? … Keep Reading


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Adam and Adam and more Adams

In reference to the well-known Christian story of Adam and Eve, many scientists specializing in evolutionary history refer to the oldest known member of a species as its “Adam”. It is expected that the human “Adam” lived about 200,000 years … Keep Reading


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