KILL 'EM ALL They buzz. They bite. And they have killed more people than cancer, war, or heart disease. Here’s the question: If you could wipe mosquitoes off the face of the planet, would you? Ever since there have been humans, mosquitoes have been biting us, and we’ve been trying to kill them. Protein Reinforcement and DNA Consequentialism Followup to: Evolutionary Psychology It takes hundreds of generations for a simple beneficial mutation to promote itself to universality in a gene pool. Thousands of generations, or even millions, to create complex interdependent machinery. That's some slow learning there.
19-year-old inventor finds way to clean up the world's oceans in under 5 years time Previously the idea of cleaning up the world’s oceans with their vast accumulations of disposed plastic material was considered an impossibility. Now a 19-year-old inventor says he and his foundation has a way to clean up the world’s oceans, and not only does he say we can do it, but that we can do it in five years time and produce a profit from it. It is called the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ or sometimes the “Pacific Trash Vortex”, and it is a massive collection of plastic particles accumulating in the Pacific. Synbio: Biology’s Brave New World In May 2010, the richest, most powerful man in biotechnology made a new creature. J. Craig Venter and his private-company team started with DNA and constructed a novel genetic sequence of more than one million coded bits of information known as nucleotides.
The Population Biology of Isle Royale Wolves and Moose: An Overview 1. Five decades of wolf-moose dynamics The wolves and moose of Isle Royale have been studied for more than five decades. This research represents the longest continuous study of any predator-prey system in the world. The most important events in the chronology have been essentially unpredictable. pearsonschool.com: Miller and Levine Biology ©2010: A Biology Curriculum by Pearson Miller & Levine Biology Curriculum - High School The respected author team of Ken Miller and Joe Levine are back with a new edition of biology books to inspire students to interact with trusted and up-to-date biology content. The authors' unique storytelling style engages students in biology, with a greater focus on written and visual analogies. With My Pearson Training, you can learn from hundreds of tutorials and videos at your fingertips. It's in-service on demand! Learn more about:
Majorana fermion: Physicists observe elusive particle that is its own antiparticle Princeton University scientists have observed an exotic particle that behaves simultaneously like matter and antimatter, a feat of math and engineering that could yield powerful computers based on quantum mechanics. Using a two-story-tall microscope floating in an ultralow-vibration lab at Princeton's Jadwin Hall, the scientists captured a glowing image of a particle known as a "Majorana fermion" perched at the end of an atomically thin wire—just where it had been predicted to be after decades of study and calculation dating back to the 1930s. "This is the most direct way of looking for the Majorana fermion as it is expected to emerge at the edge of certain materials," said Ali Yazdani, a professor of physics who led the research team. "If you want to find this particle within a material you have to use such a microscope, which allows you to see where it actually is." "It shows that this signal lives only at the edge," Yazdani said.
Biomes of the World - Biome Map Click on a biome on the above graph for more information, informative videos, and links to scientist profiles, travel information, lesson plans and species profiles for each region. We'd like to know where you're coming from. If you've used this site for a class project or browsing for fun, add yourself to our map and communicate with other "ecogeeks"
Conway's Game of Life "Conway game" redirects here. For Conway's surreal number game theory, see surreal number. The Game of Life, also known simply as Life, is a cellular automaton devised by the British mathematician John Horton Conway in 1970. The "game" is a zero-player game, meaning that its evolution is determined by its initial state, requiring no further input. One interacts with the Game of Life by creating an initial configuration and observing how it evolves or, for advanced players, by creating patterns with particular properties. Rules
'Through The Wormhole' Host Morgan Freeman: 'We Can't Be' Alone In The Universe Are we alone in the universe? That simple but deeply provocative question about the existence of extraterrestrial life lies at the heart of a new episode of the Science Channel series Through the Wormhole. Hosted by series regular Morgan Freeman, the episode tackles topics ranging from the creative ways scientists are honing their search for extraterrestrial life to the possibility that aliens might prove to be warriors or ruthless predators. Could E.T. be a ruthless predator? It's a scary thought. What does Freeman make of that possibility?
Using the Carbon Cycle Interactive Game in the Classroom - Windows to the Universe Have students read the Windows to the Universe page entitled The Carbon Cycle. Introduction: Ask students to (based of the reading) list the places where carbon is found on Earth. As a class, brainstorm why carbon is important and why carbon is sometimes hazardous. Population Issues & Facts - Population Connection When Population Connection was founded as Zero Population Growth, or ZPG, in 1968, there were 3.5 billion people on the planet. Since then, our world population has doubled – with no end in sight. The United Nations projects that world population will reach 9.6 billion by 2050, and nearly 11 billion by 2100. Energy Flow Through Ecosystems Summary:The objective of this lesson plan is to give students a basic understanding of how energy flows through an ecosystem by introducing them to the concepts of food chains and energy pyramids. Included in this lesson are two small group activities and a power point presentation. The power point presentation provides the students with fundamental knowledge about one way that organisms in an ecosystem interact and depend on one another.
Ecology Disrupted Using real scientific data to link daily life to environmental issues and ecological functions in secondary school science classrooms. These case study units engage students in real scientific research that has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The research is introduced through the use of videos produced by the Museum's Science Bulletins program.