• Posts Tagged ‘Biology’

    Firing Igor

    by  • April 16, 2018 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by Reuben Archuleta, as told to Lucinda Gunnin Art by Scarlett O’Hairdye “I had to fire Igor today,” I said, casually, as though asking my wife Tessa to pass the mashed potatoes or the salt. She saw through my nonchalance. “Do you have a new one in mind?” she asked, even though...

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    Strange Science: Superbugs and Surfers

    by  • April 13, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Surfer at the Cayucos Pier, California

    Scientist studying bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics have focused their attention on new test subjects–the digestive tract and rectums of surfers. Because antibiotic-resistant bacteria are often found in ocean water (a result of wastewater being discharged into large natural bodies of water), and because surfers swallow a large amount of ocean water, their...

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    Strange Science: Cloned Monkeys

    by  • February 9, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Berber monkeys

    These monkeys are just as shocked as we are that that some of their cousins have been cloned! Using the same technology that allowed for the cloning of Dolly the sheep in 1996, Chinese scientists have now created identical long-tailed macaques named Hua Hua and Zhong Zhong. While monkeys have been cloned previously using a...

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    A Question of Somatics

    by  • February 5, 2018 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by Professor Matthew Bibby, as provided by Maureen Bowden Art  by Errow Collins Wavertree Parke was a perfect woman, and I intended to clone her. My position as head of the Biology faculty at Riverside University enabled me to hone my technique to a standard far above that of my rivals in...

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    Strange Science: Resurrection via Stem Cells?

    by  • February 2, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Neurons rendered in black and white

    A research team in Pennsylvania hopes to experiment with injecting stem cells into the spinal column of brain-dead individuals to see if it will restore them to functionality. The stem cells aren’t the only method that will be used–“an injected protein blend, electrical nerve stimulation, and laser therapy directed at the brain” are other...

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    A Chef’s Microbiology

    by  • January 1, 2018 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    Reviewed by Phil A. Minyawn Brought to our attention by E. B. Fischadler Art by Scarlett O’Hairdye If you’re reading this over lunch, or even a snack, put it away until you’re done eating. For that matter, don’t read A Chef’s Microbiology by Lotta Wurms unless you need to drop a few dozen pounds;...

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    Killing Stone

    by  • December 11, 2017 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by Upton Stone, as provided by John A. McColley Art by Errow Collins Dr. Elias Stone was a brilliant man, no one will argue. He gave us gene therapy cures for Meiriss Syndrome, Ecks-Nuab Disorder, and Klecks. He perfected the external womb and a dozen patented processes for DNA manipulation. All of these, in...

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    Machine to Describe a Moth

    by  • December 4, 2017 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by Dr. Phillip R. Bates, as provided by J. Lee Strickland Art by Shannon Legler I found the street, although my anxiety about the city would often turn the simplest directions into a trial. It was lined with attached single homes of Gothic aspect, steep gables fronting on the street and windows with leaded...

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    Strange Science: Squirrels and Leprosy in Medieval England

    by  • November 10, 2017 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Squirrel!

    Scientists studying a leprosy outbreak in medieval England believe they may have found the culprit: squirrels. More specifically, they suggest that the squirrel pelt trade could have brought this disease to England from Scandinavia. In examining the skull of a medieval woman from East Anglia, scientists have identified damage to the skull caused by...

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    Strange Science: Ice in Space?

    by  • October 13, 2017 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Bubbles trapped in ice

    Could ice in space be the key to life (itself)? Scientists in Japan think so! A team of scientists recently simulated ice that could exist in space, and then exposed it to simulated starlight. At first, the increased temperature made it crack, but then bubbles formed and popped until the ice reached a warmer...

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