Tag Archives: Biology

In memoriam: Hammy, the Last Pig on Earth

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 … Continue reading

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Fetch Monkey

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 … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Human Mutation

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 … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Self-Organizing Mouse Stem Cells

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 … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Processing Human Waste on Mount Everest

Mount Everest is the highest mountain above sea level and one of the most ascended peaks in the world. It also has a problem. Human waste, left behind by hikers. If a hiker takes approximately 2 months to climb Mount … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Bees as Interior Designers?

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 … Continue reading

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T.A. Guide for BIO 457: Advanced Experimental Models

An letter by Lisa Mullins, PhD, as provided by Julia K. Patt Art by Dawn Vogel Greetings Fellow Plodder in the Academic Trenches, If you’ve received this binder, it means you have had the misfortune of being assigned BIO 457 as your … Continue reading

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Gray Eye Shuffle

An essay by Othello Maxwell, as provided by Brandon Nolta Art by Leigh Legler She looked like the kind of woman for whom doors opened. Tall, hair so black it absorbed the light, her body a pillar of muscle, she strode with … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Regions of the Brain Involved in Dreaming

Science has long believed that in the human brain, dreams largely occurred  during the rapid eye-movement (REM) phase of sleep, but scientists studying dreams recently have learned that different types of dreams occur in different parts of the brain, and … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Top News from 2017 Regarding Heart Disease and Stroke Research

Each year, the American Heart Association compiles a list of the latest news regarding heart disease and stroke research. While a good portion of the research is related to medications and studies of various populations and heart disease, some of … Continue reading

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