Posts Tagged ‘biology’

Saturday – A little late but… Welcome back!

January 12, 2013

After a busy festive season (mostly spent stuffing my face with unhealthy foodstuffs) I’m back and it’s back to business as usual here in school.

I’m reading a great book at the moment: Bad Science by Dr Ben Goldacre. Find it and read it if you can.

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Pic from ‘Explorative Life Blog’

Dr Ben deals with evidence – how to collect it with properly designed experiments and how to use it sensibly. This story (from the BBC) is all about a really great experiment carried out a Newcastle University that’s shed some light on one of the great mysteries of science:

ImageWhy do our fingers end up looking like prunes when we spend too long in the bath?!

 

 

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Friday – The best thing I’ve seen in ages!!

December 14, 2012

Another good website for you and this one’s awesome!

 

…is a site where users can log on and help researchers identify animals caught on camera traps over a massive area in Tanzania. You’ll be looking at pictures like this:

Or maybe this:

And telling the researchers what animals you think you’ve seen. It’s a bit like being on safari from the comfort of your sofa. I’ve spent a few hours already but I’m not too worried seeing as I know it’s productive! Get involved!

Tuesday – Some Incredible Research

November 20, 2012

Probably the most elegant piece of research I’ve seen in a while and a fantastic outcome:

 

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have used nerve cells from a dog’s nose to repair spinal damage and give the dog back use of its back legs! Jasper is looking healthy and doing well!

Tuesday – Name a Species!

June 19, 2012

Here’s and amazing opportunity to make ecological history: Your chance to name a species…

Hoverfly in disguise

Pocota personata. Photograph: Steve Falk

Just click on the link or the picture above to have a go at naming one of 10 newly discovered British species. Be sure to read the tips for naming and go for it! Just imagine having a whole species out there named by you!

Wednesday – The end of the road?

February 2, 2011

Today’s post is brought to you by 2M – they’re starting a project on endangered species, for example the amazing tree kangaroo:

The very rare Tree Kangaroo

Here are some websites that you might find useful:

And there’s plenty more out there for you to find!