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The Wild Sex Merry Christmas Marathon Continues...

Merry XXXmas everyone! Our marathon of 'Wild Sex', my new show about the evolutionary biology of sex, continues today. Here are episodes 2 and 3, respectively entitled 'When Sex Gets Stuck' and 'Dildos and Dolphins'...

December 25, 2012 — Carin Bondar

A Wild Sex Merry Christmas Marathon!

I have held off on posting about my new web series 'Wild Sex' for a few reasons. Primarily I wanted to see how the world reacted to a very new kind of biology show - one that takes risks that are rarely seen in science...

December 24, 2012 — Carin Bondar

Monday Music Video: Biotech Support in Song

During the time I taught laboratory courses here at the University of Illinois in cell and molecular biology (After nearly 20 years of that, I've moved to online teaching to give myself more flexibility for science outreach), I would often tell the students, particularly the ones who were considering going into research, that the best sources of information on lab techniques, supplies, and equipment would be the technical materials literature and tech support from product suppliers...

December 17, 2012 — Joanne Manaster

ASAP Science: Fun, Informative and Extremely Successful

Biologists Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown are taking a unique approach to presenting biological concepts – and the world is paying attention. As founders and creators of ASAP science, the duo has recently reached a major milestone on their YouTube channel: 10 million views...

December 12, 2012 — Carin Bondar

The Master of Evolution Animation Returns

Earlier this year I posted about the fantastic work of Tyler Rhodes, a student in the animation program at Virginia Commonwealth University. Tyler had completed a unique experiment with a classroom of young children from Patrick Henry School of Science and Art:“Much like the whispered game “telephone” where one person whispers a message down the line until it’s very different by the end due to small “mutations” along the way, I would create a game of telephone using visual imagery.”Tyler began the game by sketching a nondescript salamander-like creature:He then had various groups of students make copies of this sketch, knowing that the copies would contain subtle differences...

November 19, 2012 — Carin Bondar

Hard Science is Going to the Dogs

Dogs are great at learning things. They love to be taught how to fetch, roll over, and heel, for instance. You can also teach them physics. Physicist Chad Orzel has proven this with his two books "How to Teach Physics to your Dog" and the more specialized, "How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog".Here, his dog Emmy is looking for "The Bacon Boson"...

November 15, 2012 — Joanne Manaster

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