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Are Sports More Important than School?

2010/02/14
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Are Sports More Important than School?

by Hope 75% of parents let their child skip an exam for an important game, and only 47% of musicians’ parents would let them skip an exam for a concert or performance. A study conducted at the University of Haifa by Sharon Yaniv, Prof. Ron Lidor and Prof. Avigdor Klingman looked at 203 students...
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Teach a Goldfish New Tricks

2009/10/06
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Teach a Goldfish New Tricks

This is a repost.  The original article was published on October 30, 2008. by Jeremy If you have heard of dogs doing tricks, now there are fish doing tricks at fish school. At fish school, operant conditioning and shapes are used to teach fish how to do tricks. Some of the tricks (which you...
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On the Way to Cure Malaria

2009/09/22
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On the Way to Cure Malaria

This post was originally published on February 24, 2009. by Jennifer Lyrics: People get malaria when they’re bit by a mosquito It’s taking lives like a torpedo Every year one million die worldwide But you can prevent it with insecticide Maybe a breakthrough cure for malaria To starve the parasite was their idea Every...
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To Save a Mockingbird – A Blog for Darwin Post

2009/09/08
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To Save a Mockingbird – A Blog for Darwin Post

This post was originally published on February 15, 2009. by Erik Check out the animation I created about my post.  Enjoy! Darwin’s Mockingbirds! by spudinski01, made at DoInk.com  On two small islands somewhere in the midst of the Galapagos Archipelago live some 100-200 mockingbirds. These specific mockingbirds however are some of the rarest bird...
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Advice from AP Biology Survivor & JHU Student Rose Kim

2009/09/01
By Student
Advice from AP Biology Survivor & JHU Student Rose Kim

This post was originally published on January 22, 2009.   by Rose Hi everybody! Wow… It’s been a while since my last blog post – I can’t believe it’s already been almost two years since I took AP Bio! It feels quite surreal writing this post as a college student. First, to introduce myself:...
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Vitamin D Levels in Arab-Americans Too Low

2009/02/23
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Vitamin D Levels in Arab-Americans Too Low

by Caitlin According to a study published by Henry Ford Hospital researchers, Arab-American women living in southeast Detroit, Michigan have dangerously low vitamin D levels and should be taking supplements for it. The study showed that their levels averaged 8.5 ng/mL (nanograms per milliliter). A healthy vitamin D level is 30 ng/mL or higher....
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Mouse Peanut Allergies

2009/02/20
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Mouse Peanut Allergies

by Hope I hope this interesting, cute picture got your attention. A new mouse model for food allergies that mimics symptoms humans have to peanuts. This priceless information will further the understanding of the causes of peanut allergies and other allergies. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) says this animal model...
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Twins…Are They Exactly the Same?

2009/02/18
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Twins…Are They Exactly the Same?

by Rachael There are two types of twins that can be formed; identical and fraternal. Identical twins are formed during the first two weeks of growth. It happens when one egg is fertilized by a sperm and splits in two. After nine months of being in the womb the identical babies are born. Identical...
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Why Sexual Reproduction?

2009/01/19
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Why Sexual Reproduction?

by Stephen In a nut shell, sexual reproduction increases genetic variation and allows organisms to evolve in changing environments by pairing beneficial traits together which would in turn get passed on to subsequent generations and to do away with harmful variations.  Asexual reproducing organisms create exact replicas and in theory would be unable to...
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Everything Tastes Like Chicken

2008/11/12
By Student
Everything Tastes Like Chicken

by Curtis Not too many people ever think about the multitude of diseases which may be lurking in that piece of chicken you just sat down to. However; it may be wise to think about it because a new study has found that around 40 billion commercial chickens may be carrying or susceptible to...
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