Topic: genetics

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

In 1993 Steven Spielberg kicked our fascination with dinosaurs into high gear with the first Jurassic Park movie. Since then we've seen many more films, books, songs, and tv shows involving these extinct beasts. Over twenty years later the new movie further enforces our interest in...

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Vision is one of the most useful aspects of life. Over time the ability to see has guided evolution and allowed for many life forms to survive across the planet. Vision based injuries or degeneration can cause serious problems. While centuries of research have allowed us to understand the eye, we...

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Humanity has used science to answer a lot of questions about the future. First we figured out the lunar cycles and predicted tides. Soon after we were predicting seasons and growth rates of crops. Then we looked out into the cosmos and learned how to predict the motions of celestial objects near...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

As a species, our survival is often based on making decisions that make the most sense for upcoming events and situations. Our ability to understand the seasons played a huge role in agriculture. Our early understanding of the cosmos was a precursor to a more in-depth understanding of physics. We...

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,...

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, 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 13, 2014

Whether you’re building a house or baking a cake, you have to start with the raw ingredients.  In nearly every situation, the basic components build and develop into the final product.  For life, the basic components reside within our DNA and dictate nearly every single thing...

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Camouflage, avoiding attacks, social ranks, and temperature management have all been theories on how these horses went from solid color to vibrant stripes. Science has just concluded what the real reason for these black and white stripes and it comes from a pretty interesting source, bugs! For...

Monday, April 14, 2014

After years of putting it off, scientists finally got around to studying procrastination.  An in-depth study concluded that procrastination is a byproduct of our evolutionary development.  So, why do we procrastinate?    Scientists at the University of...

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