Category Archives: Biology

Review: Polar Bear: Spy on the Ice

February 27th is International Polar Bear Day. I always celebrate by checking out the latest and greatest research advances about these beautiful and dangerous creatures. The BBC program Polar Bear: Spy on the Ice sends spy cameras to track polar … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Physics of Christmas

My bookshelf is unsurprisingly crammed with far too many “The Science of…” books. I’ve found they fall into two subtly different categories: Introductory science books in disguise, using some pop culture reference as an example. An exploration of a pop … Continue reading

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Grolar Bears & Pizzlies

The earthquake rather overshadowed Polar Bear Day, so I’m going to extend my celebration with a very nice article analyzing the genetic similarities of polar bears and grizzlies, and suggesting that polar bears have rapidly adapted to a changing environment … Continue reading

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Happy Polar Bear Day!

Every year on this day, I check on the status of polar bears. This past year, we learned polar bear cubs look very cute when they hitch a ride, and that their purple tongues are very, very long. Cute, yet … Continue reading

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Sand Bubbler Crabs

Scopimera inflata is an artist among crabs, creating beautiful patterns of tiny sand spheres while foraging for food. The crab scuttles from its hole, and begins rolling balls while sucking any algae and other nutritious goodies from the sand. The … Continue reading

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A currently unidentified probably-organic blob is drifting around off the coast of Alaska. Um… Update: the blob is algea scum. Ah well, the real-life scifi was fun while it lasted.

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As I just recently finished a course in satellite image interpretation, I was deeply amused by this technique for finding penguin colonies from space.

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Hilariously Geeky Post about Love, Romance, and Sex

A married man, and an MRI machine. Long, but awesome read.

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No News is Not so Good News

Big news! Nothing has happened. Polar bears are one of the icons of the environmental movement. Everyone recognizes how cute yet vicious they are, and they are adorably photogenic. An effort to save the bears by reducing greenhouse warming failed … Continue reading

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Bees

The Save the Bees video is awesome.

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