- The Surprising Science Behind Why and When We Yawn : The New Yorker
- iGoTerra is the “leading platform where anyone can record any species in any country.”
- Biodiversity Heritage Library
- Paralysed woman moves robot with her mind – by Nature Video – YouTube
- The Inquisitive Anystid | Ponderings on Words and Biota
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- Wayne’s Word (the most interesting biology site on the Web)
- The Bridges Program
- Palomar Arboretum
- Palomar Planetarium
- HAPS: The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society
- From HAPS: up-to-date info on a variety of scientific topics.
- National Association of Biology Teachers
- National Center for Science Education
- 2013-14 Palomar College Academic Calendar
- Mathematics & the Natural and Health Sciences Division
- Palomar College Home
Category Archives: The Latest from the World of Biology
Why do we yawn? The short answer is that we still don’t know for sure, but here’s a pretty good (popular) summary of some current research. The Surprising Science Behind Why and When We Yawn : The New Yorker.
Paralysed woman moves robot with her mind – by Nature Video – YouTube.
So there’s a copepod, normally transparent, whose shell has a gap between two crystalline plates of just the right size to reflect blue light while allowing other frequencies to pass. Thus it shimmers between invisible and iridescent blue. This stunning … Continue reading
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The world’s oldest known wild bird just became a mother again. The 63-year-old Laysan albatross named Wisdom was spotted taking care of her hatchling earlier this month on the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, via Oldest Bird Hatches a New … Continue reading
Some new work in how memories are formed. It looks like certain mRNAs are molecularly masked and unmasked based on activity in the neuron, so that translation occurs based on which synapses are active. Watching Molecules Morph into Memories | … Continue reading
Injecting good copies of a gene directly into the retina of patients with a genetically-based progressive blindness causes significant improvement in many of them. Retinal gene therapy in patients with choroideremia: initial findings from a phase 1/2 clinical trial : … Continue reading