• Posts Tagged ‘Biology’

    How to Build a Pig-Duck: The Do-It-Yourselfer’s Guide to Hybrids, Chimeras, and Synthetic Biology

    by  • December 10, 2018 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by S. M. Plathock, as provided by Rachel Rodman Art provided by Leigh Legler Introduction For you, nature isn’t enough. When you go outdoors and see something beautiful–a deer, say, backgrounded by trees–you feel all the normal stuff: awe, wonder, majesty, and blah, blah, blah. But beneath that, not too far below the...

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    In memoriam: Hammy, the Last Pig on Earth

    by  • November 19, 2018 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    By Marianne MacDonnal, provided by Joachim Heijndermans Art provided by Leigh Legler Follow Marianne @mmacdonnal-london12 or sign up with @london12-news/entertainment to receive her latest articles in your mail. ~ On Wednesday, February 12th, a day that will never be forgotten by anyone who lived through the Pork Wars, Hammy the pig died. Hammy was...

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    Fetch Monkey

    by  • November 12, 2018 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by S. Dewisker et al. as related by Thomas Diehl Art provided by Leigh Legler Day 1 Today, we commenced final research in our project for animal control through electronic stimulation of brain activity. After promising results with canines and felines, we decided to move on to primates. The institute was not...

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    Strange Science: Human Mutation

    by  • October 19, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Mutant smash!

    Just how far-fetched are superheroes? What about mutants? The answer is: maybe not as out there as you think! While humans might not develop the power of flight or telekinesis, there are a number of physical and mental mutations that aren’t too far off from powers possessed by superheroes. This article lists a number...

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    Strange Science: Self-Organizing Mouse Stem Cells

    by  • October 12, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Mice

    Mice are frequently used in laboratory settings, but now it’s their stem cells that are being studied, rather than their behaviors. Scientists in Switzerland have found that if stem cells from mice are placed into a growth-promoting broth, they will organize themselves into a banana-like shape–far more organized than the scientists had originally thought...

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    Strange Science: Bees as Interior Designers?

    by  • September 7, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Bees on a flower

    Scientists in Turkey and Iran have identified a species of bees that creates nests for their eggs out of mud and flower petals, making beautiful small cocoons in which their young grow! The Osmia (Ozbekosima) avoseta bee constructs these delicate cocoons, fills them with nutrients for their offspring, and then seals a single egg into each...

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