Eat Your Breakfast!!!

I was always told that Breakfast was the most important meal of the day, and I thought that was because breakfast gave me the brain food I needed to be able to function in school. While this is a big reason to eat breakfast, The New York Times has just posted an article describing another […]

How Old Are You, Polar Bear?

  Do you remember where mammals have DNA? (hint- it isn’t just in the nucleus) Mammal cells have DNA in both their cell nuclei and their mitochondria. While DNA in the nucleus is a combination of both parents, mitochondrial DNA is inherited directly from the mother. (For more information about nuclear DNA and mitochondrial DNA download: www.cbc.ca/fifth/2008-2009/the_girl_in…/dna-definitions.doc) And what […]

New Stem Cell Discovered in Brain

At Lund University, researchers have discovered a brand new type of stem cell in the adult human brain, which is thought to be responsible for the regeneration of muscle, bone, cartilage, and adipose tissue. Stem cells are known for their ability to proliferate into several different cell types, providing a plethora of research opportunities for […]

30 Apr 2012, 9:12pm
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Birds are gardeners, too.

  Bowerbirds build large and elaborate nests to attract mates. In this process, they decorate the nest with colorful fruit; once the fruit dries up, and the bird no longer needs it, the plant is thrown away, causing the growth of this plant near the nest. These birds accidentally garden plants, this adds to their role […]

Puberty Before She’s Ready

        Precocious puberty, puberty that occurs earlier than usual, is affecting many little girls all over the country. In the article Puberty before age 10- a new ‘normal’, a 6 year old girl, Ainsley, is developing breasts, pubic hair, armpit hair and a few pimples. All of these aspects of puberty are […]

Are the teens on teen mom the only ones?

Many people talk about the teens on 16 and Pregnant and how we as a nation have increased our teen pregnancy rates, but according to News Day teen pregnancies are at an all time low. ”There has been a phenomenal drop [of 9 percent] in the last two years,” said Brady Hamilton. Many people frown upon […]