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Parallel Evolution vs Common Descent: An analogy

Photo: Scene from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, by 20th Centruy Fox 
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The Primitive Streak

The Primitive Streak

09/23/2016 by WNYC Studios

Web player: http://podplayer.net/#/?id=21597669

Episode: http://feeds.wnyc.org/~r/radiolab/~5/VrQHAAcIixI/rl_extras16primitivestreak.mp3

In a recent breakthrough, researchers grew human embryos longer than ever before, witnessing a mysterious part of human development, and crashing into a decades-old ethical dilemma.

Biology Blog (Blog #1)

  1. Reflect on your learning and growth during the topic of biology (image, below right). What did you learn? How do you know you have learned it?
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The Gary Challenge

Back during the first year of my undergraduate degree, every time we met with my personal tutor as a group he would have us summarise a bit of science news we’d seen recently, and we’d discuss it. 721 more words


Maple Syrup

The fork and knife,

Rest comfortably,

Side by side

On the table.

Holding the plate,

Up to my face,

I lapped away,

The last remnants, 35 more words


Hey crazy cat lovers, meet the oddest members of the feline family

My favourite of all the 42 billion internet cat videos (rough estimate), are the ones where they sound like they’re talking. Honestly, so odd. And yet aside from YouTube, I ordinarily avoid cat interactions because my body has the habit of sending its own eyes and nose into a watery mess when they’re near. 735 more words