Best books for biology majors
By: Helena Whyte
If you are looking for a good book to give to a biology major, there are a lot of good books to choose from in both the nonfiction and fiction genres. Recent nonfiction titles discussing current discoveries in genetics and evolution include "Drawing the Map...
By: Marijane Suttor
The interesting subject of biology and all of its many subtopics is rich with information that many books have been written and more than just the classroom textbook. From studying the smallest microscopic organism to the mating habits of whale in marine biology, the topics...
By: Matilda Willows
There’s nothing more beneficial for students studying for a major in biology than some top-rated biology resource and reference books, some career opportunity ones as well as some humorous books of natural science to enhance any student’s years of study. The following books...
By: Alice Shoaf
September, 2011 will forever mark history for gamers participating in the controversial Foldit Program, and researchers in the biomedical community as well. Foldit published a breakthrough paper in which civilian scientists, participating in a Foldit game, cracked a protein structure puzzle that has evaded molecular...
Why patents are being taken out on human biology and animal species
By: Terrence Aym
A disturbing number of lifeforms—including organisms that have symbiotic relationships with the human body, and human genetic variable codes as well—are being patented. Some see this 'biotech gold rush' to patent life as highly questionable, perhaps unethical.Testbiotech, a scientific watchdog group, has...
Futurist: Biotech will create 'new human race'
By: Terrence Aym
Is the ultimate biotech goal to create a new human race? Some say yes.One who believes the future of Mankind will be shaped in the image of the gods is Juan Enriquez, the managing director of Excel Venture Management, a firm that invests venture...
NASA singularity expert: Hackers could engineer computer viruses to control the mind
By: Terrence Aym
Could hackers create a 'computer virus' that infects the human mind and turn victims into electronic zombies?One leading futurist thinks it's a terrifying possibility and is warning against such a thing in the not-too-distant future.Synthetic biology and man-machine interfacesCreating machine viruses that hack...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Taxidermy is an art form of making a sculpture of an animal and then using its own skin. Stuffing animals was the beginning form of taxidermy until taxidermists started using authentic animal skins and not other materials. The taxidermist knows sculpture, anatomy, tanning and in...
Why some believe the human race is in its final days
By: Christyl Rivers
The backlash of agriculture could lead to wars, famine, starvation, pandemics, and weather related disasters. These accelerating events exacerbate destruction, especially through climate change, and could signal the decline of the human race. There are many reasons why some people think humanity is doomed, and...
Woolly mammoth cloning project formally begins
By: A.W. Berry
A woolly mammoth cloning project will begin in earnest this year with the signing of a deal between Sooam Biotech Research Foundation, and the North-Eastern Federal University in Russia's Sakha Republic. Although similar, this project is not the same mammoth cloning project announced last year...

 

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