Monthly Archives: January 2021

Toucan Play That Game

A blog about life...literally

Frog Friday – Fingertip Frog

European Treefrog (Hyla arborea)Image from Wikimedia Commons

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More Than Just a Lab-Grown Cell

Image from Wikimedia Commons One often thinks about petri dishes and body organs when they picture lab-grown cells. These cells are often grown for medical purposes, such as for forming new tissue for skin grafts. Organ transplants have come a … Keep Reading

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Winged Wednesday – Ready For the Superb Owl?

Barn Owl (Tyto alba)Image from Wikimedia Commons

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Gut Health Blog Carnival

With the new year just starting, a more healthy lifestyle is on many people’s minds but many people don’t know the importance of gut health. Whether you are trying to lose weight, feel better or just become healthier overall looking … Keep Reading

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Ethics in Science

The creation of a perfect human being seems possible in our technologically advanced world. Some people desire specific traits in their offspring to create successful and healthy children. Many people also want a specific gender or trait in their baby … Keep Reading

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Mammal Monday – The Peculiar Platypus

Platypuses have been an evolutionary mystery for years as they contain an odd combination of traits found in mammals, birds, and reptiles. Recently, scientists have mapped the platypus genome, explaining some of its odd traits due to evolutionary ties.

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Mammal Monday – Treehog?

Woodchuck or Groundhog (Marmota monax)Image from Wikimedia Commons

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Image from Wikimedia Commons All people go through a dark time in their life which determines their next move in their life. Depression is a mood disorder that affects the way you think, feel, and behave. Depression can cause some … Keep Reading

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This Mental Illness Treatment is Shocking!

Image from Wikimedia Commons Depression is a serious mental illness experienced by 1 in 15 adults in the United States each year. Many medications researched over the past few decades have been the main working tools in fighting this terrible … Keep Reading

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Winged Wednesday – Great Gynandromorphs

Gynandromorph of Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)Image from Wikimedia Commons You may have seen an odd bird flying around your neighborhood or a strange butterfly sitting on a flower. The animal might have been two different colors split right down the … Keep Reading

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Genes Compete Too

f I were to take a guess, the most memorable phrase you have from a biology class (besides “the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell”, which is both grammatically incorrect and really only useful for memes) is probably “survival … Keep Reading

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Does the Environment of East African Runners Affect Their Dominance?

East Africa has had a long standing tradition of producing world class long distance runners that dominate the biggest profile races in the world. If we take the results of the annual London Marathon alone, an East African runner, specifically … Keep Reading

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Mammal Monday – Looking Sharp

Western European Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus)Image from Wikimedia Commons Read more about this species here.

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Bacteria With Clocks

Biological clocks or circadian rhythms are exquisite internal timing mechanisms that are widespread across nature enabling living organisms to cope with the major changes that occur from day to night, even across seasons. Humans, Animals and plants all have them. … Keep Reading

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