Tag Archives: Biology

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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Cryptoid Sonics: An Investigation into the Uses of Cryptozoological Sounds

An essay by Doctor Silvania Frample, as provided by Andy Brown Art by Leigh Legler INTRODUCTION In the world of Cryptozoology, many creatures are notable for the sounds they make. This study is to explore the potential uses of some … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Genetics and Mental Development

Scientists in the United States and Sweden recently completed a study of genetics and mental development, using twins and tracking eye movement. When young sets of twins were exposed to the same images, researchers tracking their eye movement found that … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Space and Gene Expression

NASA has recently been studying the impacts of space travel on identical twins, as a part of their Twins Study. And while they haven’t discovered that space changes your DNA, as some news outlets initially reported, they have determined that … Continue reading

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Firing Igor

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 … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Superbugs and Surfers

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 … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Cloned 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 … Continue reading

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A Question of Somatics

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 … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Resurrection via Stem Cells?

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 … Continue reading

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A Chef’s Microbiology

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 … Continue reading

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