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Biology Study Guides - SparkNotes

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A Graph of the Laziest Countries in the World (Hooray! We're Not #1) - Derek Thompson Congratulations, Maltese women: You are the world's most physically inactive demographic! Take a bow. Better yet, take a walk. From country-to-country, inactivity rises with age, is higher in women than in men, and rises in higher-income countries, according to a new study on idleness in The Lancet. Here's a map of the world's sloth, via The Economist. Inactivity might rise with income, but some of the world's most inactive groups are women in countries with barriers to female employment, such as Libya and Saudi Arabia. What about America, the alleged king of couch potatoes?

How did life originate? How did life originate? Living things (even ancient organisms like bacteria) are enormously complex. However, all this complexity did not leap fully-formed from the primordial soup. Instead life almost certainly originated in a series of small steps, each building upon the complexity that evolved previously: Simple organic molecules were formed. Simple organic molecules, similar to the nucleotide shown below, are the building blocks of life and must have been involved in its origin. Multicellularity evolved.

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Biology Review Games Science games dealing with the science of life or living matter in all its forms and phenomena, especially with reference to origin, growth, reproduction, structure, and behavior. Adaptations to Life Processes Active and passive transport, aerobic respiration, autotrophs vs. heterotrophs, auxins and tropisms, mechanical & chemical Digestion, nerve control, and photosynthesis. Ecology Biomes, energy relationships, human effect on environment, niches, nutritional relationships, and succession. Evolution Darwin’s theory and natural selection, evidence and variations caused by evolution, and heterotroph hypothesis. Human Physiology Blood, types, genotypes, vessels, carbohydrates, digestive, endocrine, excretory, heart & circulation of blood, immune system response, nervous system, lungs & respiratory system, skeleton, muscles, and cartilage. More Biology Games Visit our sister site, to see more games on this topic!

Study: Smell May Be Caused by Quantum Vibrations Could quantum physics explain the human sense of smell? A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) lends credence to the theory that our sense of smell is based on sensing the vibrations caused by energy transfer at the subatomic level. The basis of the theory is that the structure of molecules is similar to that of balls held together by springs. When an electron hits a molecule, it loses quanta or discrete packets of energy. This would seem to fly in the face of the previous understanding of smell, which was based on the shape of the molecule — the so-called “lock and key” theory. Further studies using ‘nanowires’ have shown that this kind of molecular vibration can be observed and measured, opening the possibility for high-tech electronic noses. (PNAS via BBC, photo Luke Gattuso)

Public Library of Science Hundreds of Science Fair Projects For Students 10 Natural Remedies for Swollen Feet and Ankles Swelling in your feet and ankles is called edema, and there are a lot of things that can cause the problem, from high blood pressure to pregnancy. What’s happening is your body is having trouble fighting gravity to move blood and fluids back up your legs, so your ankles, feet, and even your legs can begin to swell. Edema on its own is not harmful, but it is uncomfortable. If you are seeing one foot or leg swelling a lot more than the other, or your face is swelling, you do want to call your doctor, because the cause could be a blood clot, and you don’t want to wait to address that problem. That uncomfortable swelling is not actually a disorder, just a symptom, and the best way to treat it is to treat the root cause. Whatever the reason, these remedies can help give you some relief while you sort out the cause of your edema. 1. Magnesium deficiency can contribute to edema, and taking a supplement can help give you some relief. 2. Love This? Thanks for subscribing! 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.