Monthly Archives: November 2019

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A blog about life...literally

Benefits of Cloning

Appearing on many movie scenes, news headlines, and mass media platforms, cloning technology has been a relevant subject to the society ever since it was introduced to mankind in 1938. Cloning brought different perspectives regarding science and inaugurated revolutionary conceptions … Keep Reading

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Frog Friday – Toad-ally!

Cane Toad (Rhinella marina)Image from Wikimedia Commons Did you know? The cane toad is considered a pest in many of its introduced regions, particularly Australasia. Of particular concern with this invasive species is that its skin is toxic. Many native … Keep Reading

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Stress is something that many people face every day. The way that stresses are brought onto a person can be caused in a variety of ways. Stress can be caused from jobs, school, family issues and relationships. The struggle that … Keep Reading

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Purifying Properties of Plants?

In recent years, a surge of indoor potted plants has popped up all over the US, a new trendy, fun, and healthy hobby to improve one’s quality of life. Succulents, ferns, cacti and more are used and advertised as a … Keep Reading

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How A Change In Diet Could Be All It Takes To Prevent The Flu

As you are lying in bed with a high fever and body aches from the flu just imagine that a simple change in diet could have prevented you from getting sick in the first place. This diet is called the … Keep Reading

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Winged Wednesday – Gobble, Gobble!

Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)Image from Wikimedia Commons Read more about the life and times of the turkey here.

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Unit 4 Review Videos

Here’s a set of Mr. Andersen’s review videos that will help you learn about cell communication, cell cycle, mitosis and development. These are the major topics of Unit 4. Here’s an extra video, just for fun.   Check out Mr. … Keep Reading

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Psychedelics: How They Work and Their Effect on the Human Brain

In the past century, many psychedelic compounds have been prohibited & more strongly monitored by major world powers. In the latter half of the twentieth in the United States, for example, the war on drugs began culminating with the Controlled … Keep Reading

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Mind Over Matter – The Unharnessed Powers of Your Brain (Blog Carnival)

What lies at the crossroads of Biology and Psychology? Definitely more than a 4-way stop. Let’s explore the broad field of brain sciences through a choose-your-own-adventure carnival of fascinating information. Introversion is biological according to psychology professor Katy Redd. … Keep Reading

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Mammal Monday – A Whale of a Tale

Indohyus majorImage from Wikimedia Commons Did you know? “About 55 million years ago, at the start of the Eocene epoch, a branch of artiodactyls (the even-toed ungulates represented today by pigs and deer) veered off onto the evolutionary line that … Keep Reading

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Frog Friday – Callobatrachus

Drawing of Callobatrachus (Callobatrachus sanyanensis)Image from Wikimedia Commons This extinct species is important because, according to the scientists who discovered this fossil specimen, Callobatrachus “is a linkage between aquatic and terrestrial life forms, representing a great success in evolution.”

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Experts Unlock Key to Photosynthesis

A study, originally published in the journal Nature and led by the University of Sheffield and discussed in the article linked below, reports the discovery of the intricate structure of cytochrome b6f. Cytochrome b6f is the protein complex that greatly … Keep Reading

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Ribosomal DNA: The Biological Clock

There are many different ways to measure age among organisms, the most common of which are birthdays, which measure chronological age. However, another type of age, called biological age, is much more important to study within the scientific community because … Keep Reading

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Leaf On Me…

The law of competition between organisms is one that has been fundamental to biology. Organisms must fend for themselves in their natural environments in order to survive. However, new studies have revealed that mature, grown plants may help smaller plants … Keep Reading

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Winged Wednesday – Which Came First?

Chicken (Gallus gallus)Image from Wikimedia Commons Read more about this question here.

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