Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Other Side

Where The Grass Is Always Greener

“Discovering the Great Tree of Life” Discussion

After watching the video above, click on your hour below and respond to the writing prompt. “Discovering the Great Tree of Life” Writing Prompt Hour 2 Hour 6

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Depression seems to be a very common issue in our world today. More than 17 million Americans experience the disease every year. But what is it really, and what constitutes someone being truly depressed versus just “down in the dumps?” … Keep Reading

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Data Storage With DNA

Current data storage will eventually fail. Data on hard drives, servers and other current storage techniques have a limited useful life of approximately 50 years. Conversely, DNA found in a fossil that is thousands of years old is still preserved … Keep Reading

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Should Humans Clone?

A blog on the morals and ethics of human and animal cloning A sheep named “Dolly” was the first mammalsuccessfully cloned from an adult cell.Image from Wikimedia Commons As cloning animals is getting more cost effective and easy, there comes … Keep Reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that starts very slowly and progressively gets worse and worse. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia, a term for memory loss, and is attributed to 60-80% of dementia cases. Many believe that one gets … Keep Reading

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Advantages VS. Disadvantages of Stress

Every person has experienced stress in his or her life. Stress is the body’s way of reacting to certain events that happen in one’s life. From taking a test, to getting a workload of things to do, stress is overwhelming … Keep Reading

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Upload Your Evidence of Evolution Poster

After completing your Evidence of Evolution Poster, click on your hour below to upload a picture of it. Upload Your Evidence of Evolution Poster Hour 2 Hour 6 Charles Darwin’s first diagram of an evolutionary tree, from hisFirst Notebook on … Keep Reading

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Hornet SWAG

Japanese Hornet (Vespa mandarinia japonica)Image from Wikimedia Commons The Japanese giant hornet is, as the name would imply, the largest hornet in the world and a native species to japan and eastern Asia. The hornets are the most dangerous animal … Keep Reading

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Minerals in Beaver Enamel May Improve Tooth Decay

Beavers have no use for a toothbrush or mouthwash, but according to a new study, beavers have built-in protection against tooth decay: iron. The iron is built into the chemical structure of the beaver’s teeth. The enamel is harder and … Keep Reading

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Hedgehogs Everywhere!

Hedgehogs have seen a rise in popularity as pets recently and there is some controversy over whether the exotic animal should be domesticated. The rise in popularity is thought to be caused by increasing amounts of hedgehogs shown on social … Keep Reading

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