Topic: biology

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...

Monday, July 14, 2014

Many important things happen every day, but on July 16th, we simply must take a moment to give props to Orville Redenbacher on his birthday!  Of course, we can't celebrate a birthday without some tasty treats to pass around, so we're bypassing the cake and dishing out popcorn in Mr....

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ah yes, humanity.  The crowning evolutionary achievement thus far here on planet Earth.  Everything from small microbes to massive dinosaurs have had their time on this planet to evolve and develop their full cerebral capabilities.  Out of all those billions upon billions of...

Monday, June 2, 2014

Our senses build the framework for a lot of our memories.  Smells, scents, tastes, touch and sight are how we approach the world, but is that the extent of what they have to offer?  Can our senses impact how long we live?    We live in a very mysterious world....

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Our brain makes us what we are.  Nearly all aspects of our lives are a product of the human brain, so keeping it in optimal condition is very important.  We're still piecing together the puzzle of how the brain works, so any new discovery goes a long way.  So, what makes our...

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Despite huge Hollywood movies, last minute political shifts and surprising athletic accomplishments, nothing can come close to bizarre and fascinating nature. After thousands of years of exploring the most common and remote places, we still continue to find truly remarkable aspects of our...

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