Author Archives: Matt H.

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A blog about life...literally

We Are Home, Thanks to Diatoms

When one thinks of the oxygen in our atmosphere, the most likely considered sources are trees, right? In reality, marine plants produce 70-80 percent of the oxygen found in our atmosphere, through photosynthesis. One of the most fascinating creatures found … Keep Reading


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The Origins of Genetic Code

After our long and laborious genetics unit, we learned that DNA is the most advanced form of genetic material, most likely evolving from RNA. But RNA is much too complex, requiring many enzymes and serving multiple functions, to be considered the … Keep Reading


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YouTube Science Video Carnival

Unless you are planning on pursuing a career in science it is unlikely that after leaving Northwest you will interact with science on a daily basis.  Or is it?  Yes, it is.  But it is less unlikely after reading this … Keep Reading


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