Peering into a Pig

Fetal Pig Dissection Throughout the last two classes, we got a chance to dissect a fetal pig. This is the first dissection I’ve gotten a chance to do, and it was definitely and interesting experience. It gave us a chance to learn hands on how the systems work together, follow them through. Why pigs? Pigs…

Killing a species to save another?

If you were given a red button, and told that this button would cause all the mosquitoes in the world to die, under what circumstances would you press it? I was asked this at one point in time, and I struggled with an answer- I’m still not sure that there would be any scenario in…

Under the Sea

How do we learn about the environment we live in? We look around, we explore, we integrate ourselves with it. When we seek an answer, we emerge ourselves into that environment- deep jungles, deserts, space. We spend hours and hours using our senses. But under the sea, this becomes hard. Because gases in the human…

Cracking the Code of Life

Cracking the Code of Life (see bottom of post for the answer) Through the video “Cracking the Code of Life” I got a chance to delve into the human genome and learn about DNA. The Human Genome Project is a project on which multiple government teams raced against the  company Celera in order to decode…

Truth about Turkey, Tryptophan and Tiredness

Does Turkey make you sleepy? Sure, the myths say it does, but what has led to these myths? And what about the Thanksgiving meal really makes you sleepy? To Explore this further, Dream while you drift off, and Examine the effects of Tryptophan, read on. Turkey is known for containing Tryptophan, and it is this…

Malala

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. ” Margaret Mead We wander through life relying on other people to make a difference. We can’t handle it, because of this reason, or that reason. We’re to young, or to old, or…