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Extreme Biology 2010-11 Reflections and Future

2011/06/06
By Ms Baker
Extreme Biology 2010-11 Reflections and Future

WHAT AN AWESOME YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so proud of all your hard work this year!  I had a great time working with all of you.  As most of you already know, this is my last year of teaching biology (at least for the foreseeable future) and I’m so happy I spent my last year with...
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Is Man’s Best Friend a Pessimist?

2011/06/06
By Gabriela
Is Man’s Best Friend a Pessimist?

A study has shown that dogs, like humans, can be pessimistic. If a dog becomes especially anxious when left alone they show signs of pessimism. Like humans, dogs may look at a situation as “the glass half full” or “half empty”.  But how is this possible? Scientists at the Academy of Bristol took two...
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Was this Football Tragedy Preventable?

2011/06/06
By Deirdre
Was this Football Tragedy Preventable?

In April of the past year, Penn State football player, Owen Thomas committed suicide in his bedroom flat. The captain’s death was a shock to everyone including doctors who had looked at his brain after his death. The doctors were worried to see signs of early Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, otherwise known as CTE. CTE...
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Vitamin B12 and Alzeheimer’s Disease

2011/06/06
By Samantha
Vitamin B12 and Alzeheimer’s Disease

Recently, scientists questioned whether the vitamin B12 could reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder in which a person suffers from serious memory loss. Usually, people develop this disease when they are older, and 50% of the population over 85 years old has this disease. More than 5.3 million...
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The Biology of Music

2011/06/06
By Noa
The Biology of Music

Everyone loves listening to music and it’s important in our daily lives, but nobody really understands how it affects us. Many researchers do experiments to see how music affects people, and it all has to do with our brains. A group of researchers from Duke Medical School, led by a professor named Dale Purves,...
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Update on the Extreme Biology Scitable Bloggers!

2011/06/01
By Ms Baker
Update on the Extreme Biology Scitable Bloggers!

Here are links to the AWESOME blog posts that have been written this spring by the 9th grade students – Sabrina, Sam, Naseem, and Leyla – on their Nature Scitable blogs!  Please stop by their blogs and comment. Sam’s Green Science The Link Between Pollution and Asthma The Death of Knut.  Also, Will Global Warming Cause...
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