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Dr. Carin Bondar – “The Complexity of the Mountain Pine Beetle”

2010/03/11
By Guest
Dr. Carin Bondar – “The Complexity of the Mountain Pine Beetle”

This is a guest post written by Dr. Carin Bondar.  You can check out Dr. Bondar’s website here.  She blogs about science research and posts a weekly column about fun biology jobs.  Her “Nerd Corner” column includes some really great interviews of scientists that you should definitely check out. I’m so happy to be a...
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Vitamin G: Video Games and You

2010/03/09
By Ms Baker
Vitamin G: Video Games and You

***Play Jack’s Game BEFORE Reading the Post!***   Click Here to Play Jack’s Game:  motherboarddefence Sometime in your life, you have heard rumors that video games are bad for you. If you are a kid, you’re parents have probably told you that hundreds of times. If you’re a parent, you’ve most likely said it yourself....
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Dishonest Crabs

2010/03/08
By Collin
Dishonest Crabs

When I hear dishonesty I think of lying. It turns out that other animals besides humans can lie, too. When I hear that, I think no way, but scientists from Australia have found out that there is dishonesty in the animal kingdom. The dishonest animal is only two centimeters across, the fiddler crab. The...
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Invertebrate Poll

2010/03/05
By Ms Baker

As a side note, I left out Phylum Chordata even though it does contain some invertebrates.
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Invertebrate Videos

2010/03/04
By Ms Baker
Invertebrate Videos

In honor of our invertebrate lab and exploration of the animal kingdom, I’d like to invite you to hunt for some interesting invertebrate videos on the web.  I could really use videos for the following phyla: Nematoda Platyhelminthes Annelida Mollusca But, any phylum will do.  Post a link to the video here and include...
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Cladogram Lab

2010/03/03
By Ms Baker
Cladogram Lab

First, a review of our “fossils”: Below are the results from one group (Sam, Mike S, Jack, and Alec).   Now, let’s debate!  What information do you disagree with?  How was your cladogram different/better?  What characteristics did you identify and how did you explain them?  In your comments, use research-based explanations with links to...
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When Pigs Go Bad

2010/03/01
By Vincent
When Pigs Go Bad

We all remember last spring when we first heard of the terrifying Swine Flu (H1N1). The news came in March and the media loved it. They spoke of how this could cause death on a scale not seen since the 1918 influenza epidemic. Since then there have been between 8,330 and 17,160 deaths from...
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