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Philae Discovers Life's Building Blocks on Comet 67C

It amazes me that humans are capable of doing the math to send stuff into outer space (which might say something about my own math skills, if I’m being honest). 697 more words

Oddities In The Ocean

Adorable Extremophiles: Meet the Tardigrade

Adorable Extremophiles… | I Want Ice Water!.

From and with thanks to Isaac at http://iwanticewater.wordpress.com

By the way, if you enjoy learning stuff with humor and gifs, do go see what my friend Issac is up to at… 51 more words


Learn Through Music

Check out my track “The Water Bear” on the Volumen Musica page!

Listen to it first, then read its description. I’m… 8 more words


The Third Domain

The Third Domain

Moon deconstructing
Guardian of the deep night
A crescent or sphere?

On outhouse front doors
Or gracing a mandala?
It’s phases await… 339 more words

Ecology and Systems Biology: Extreme Environments

Today we focused on 8 factors that are commonly found in environments we consider to be extreme.  Students began the lesson with an introduction to the bell curve and an brief explanation of the mean and standard deviation.   125 more words

Systems Biology

Ecology and Systems Biology: Extremophiles

At the beginning of class yesterday, students were faced with the following scenario: You are an extreme environment engineer.  Pick your next work assignment.  The options were: The Ocean Floor, Olympus Mons (tallest known volcano in the solar system, located on Mars), Antarctica, and The Moon.   277 more words

Systems Biology

Ecology and Systems Biology: Clicker Quiz

We began the day with a quick video about the tardigrade (below).  Then, students took their second clicker quiz of the year today.  Questions included a review of the metric system, tools scientists use, ecosystem vocabulary, and a question about extremophiles.   6 more words

Systems Biology