Topic: biology

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

​ Rock concerts, loud parties or just the natural process of aging all have a huge impact on our ability to hear. Once the damage is done, it's too late...or is it? Can we fix our hearing?   The ability to hear properly is vital to the human sensory experience. Traffic,...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Humanity's ability to learn has been one of the most important aspects to our success as a species.  We learn from mistakes, for grades, out of hunger, and sometimes from our own curiosity.  Interestingly, nearly all of our advancements come at the hands of curiosity. How does...

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Our technological development helps us understand more and more about our world. For example, initially telescopes helped make some sense of the night sky and now we have wandering spacecraft that help answer deeper and more detailed questions about the cosmos.  This technological growth...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Increasing global temperatures, glacial melt and rising sea levels are a few of the more well-known issues regarding climate change.  Considering that ultimately it's all connected, other things will be impacted by the big changes, like the wind. So, how's our wind doing?...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

One of humanity's most unique traits is verbal language. All over the world people wake up every morning and greet each other in a myriad of different languages.  Our languages determine cultural understanding, education and many more aspects of life including growth and development. So,...

Friday, September 5, 2014

In the 1960's pandas entered the collective psyche as the spokesperson for conservation movements and wilderness protection programs. The World Wildlife Fund and their panda campaign spread quickly across the planet and this gentle forest dweller went from one of...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

From radioactive bug bites to strange evolutionary adaptations, the concept of mutations has been a part of science fiction for a long time.  Growing blue fur, healing super quickly, and flying are just a few examples of genetic mutations, but can these genetic mutations really happen?...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Seems like more often than not when stress comes up, it's followed with advice on how to avoid or get rid of it from our lives.  While stress does have many negative aspects, there are a few things that you actually need stress for.  In that case, can stress be good for you?...

Friday, August 1, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Though we can’t totally see it, the effects of the sun’s UV rays are a pretty big deal, so sunscreen becomes pretty important to us humans.  But what about other animals - do animals ever need sunscreen?    Located some 92 million miles away is...

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