Topic: biology

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...

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Why do we like the music we like?   Think about all the music you've ever listened to.  Everything from Beethoven's 5th to "Call Me Maybe" are processed through the brain, but what about them allows the brain to say yay or nay?     So, why...

Friday, September 7, 2012

We all know about the story involving the groundhog and its shadow, but there's more to this rodent than that tale. Enjoy some fun groundhog facts to ring in Groundhog Day!
Ssssssssome people are scared of snakes, but why? Here are some cool facts about snakes and your chances of a snakey run in with these reptiles in the state of Virginia
Cool trends come and go – a lot has changed in the last few decades, especially in the Arctic.
On this day we celebrate romance, love, and loyalty. These concepts extend past the human species. Check out a couple of examples of animals that mate for life. We hope you all have a good Valentine's Day!

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