Topic: biology

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Life is unpredictable and often shifts our plans around. We catch up on a lot of things, including sleep, but is catching up on lost z's good for you? How helpful is recovery sleep?  Time is easily one of our most precious resources. The unpredictability of life gives us...

Monday, October 14, 2013

The human nose does some pretty amazing things. It can play vital roles in how we communicate with facial expressions; it hangs out with groovy mustaches, and of course helps us detect smells. So what happens when something goes wrong with it? Can we replace our noses?  We...

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The race for the most efficient way to power our planet is happening right now. There are many options ranging from wind to nuclear to hydro power. Sometimes science has to turn to nature for inspiration, after all trees have been using solar energy to survive for millions upon millions of years...

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Every living thing on this planet is subject to evolution and extinction. The natural evolutionary process dictates the beginning and end of various species. So, what happens when we start to advance our technological capabilities and introduce the process of de- extinction?...

Monday, July 1, 2013

For a long time humanity has employed animals to assist us in living a bit more comfortably. We’re familiar with the use of cows, horses, and dogs, but what about cockroaches?  Throughout human history animals have played an important role in our technological progress. For...

Thursday, May 16, 2013

For about 200,000 years humanity has been making its way from Africa to just about every corner of this planet. The study of our past helps explain the evolution of life here on Earth. We’ve put a lot of time and effort into digging through the past and have constructed the time...

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