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The Science of Human Growth Hormone (HGH) and The Supplementation

The use of HGH, Human Growth Hormone, is a controversial issue among many people. While some claim that there are benefits to using HGH, there are many others who contend that the use of HGH should be highly monitored if used at all. Like any other supplement you take, you should understand the science of using this product. We all agree that no one...

Encyclopedia of Life “One Species at a Time” podcast: Giant Squid

Giant Squid live in the deep sea and are rarely seen by humans. Recently, however, some Japanese fishermen accidentally captured a still living Giant Squid (it died soon after being brought to the surface). Although glimpsing a living Giant Squid is more cephalopod excitement than most of us can ever hope for, visitors to the Smithsonian Institution’s...

DIYBio and Bioart: liberating the laboratory

Life is becoming like raw material, waiting to be engineered – Oron Catts What is the biolab used for today? Discovering pharma-cures, creating the next pest-resistant crop, synthesizing recombinant bacteria to glow, sense, detect, digest…? We see something slightly different: where artists work alongside scientists to create universally beautiful sculptures,...

UK Government Cultivates Synthetic Biology with Cash Grants

July 11th saw the UK government’s announcement to pledge almost £1 million to fund several university research groups’ participation in an international collaboration to create the world’s first synthetic yeast. David Willets, the UK’s science minister, made the announcement during the week of the sixth Synthetic Biology conference which is this year...

Spare a Thought for the Scientist

An assertion that is often made by the more scientifically inclined is that it’s a great shame that the vast majority of people don’t know or apply basic scientific principles to their everyday life. Not in an over complicated sense, but rather to help overcome simple tasks, to aid getting to grips with new and possibly complex concepts, or figuring...

Learn Python for Science – Numpy, SciPy and Matplotlib

 

3D-printed adjustable volume straw pipette

Pippettes, a tool for dispersing specific volumes of liquid, are quite possibly the most used tool in any bio lab. Most biologists buy their pipettes from a manufacture and they’ll usually set you back $500-$1000 for a set*. Or you can do what Kwalus did and make your own using a 3D printer, a balloon, a bit of duct tape and a spring. Check out this...

New Species in the Old World Podcast

Image Credit: Ari Daniel Shapiro You don’t always have to venture into the heart of a rain forest to discover a new species. Sometimes all you have to do is look more closely, right where you are. In Europe, experts and enthusiasts alike are looking high and low, from alpine meadows to underground caves, in search of Old World species new to science. Listen...

M-EOL Mobile App

Introducing M-EOL, a new mobile app and the winner of the EOL EducationInnovation Challenge! Created by Natural Solutions and available on iTunesand Google Play. Become an explorer, discovering different plant and animal species bytravelling around the world. Improve your knowledge about each speciesthrough descriptions, images, distribution information,...

Bat Podcast from the Encyclopedia of Life

Image courtesy of Rodrigo Medellin The batman of Mexico has his own bat-cave. He just shares it with 4,000 Mexican long-nosed bats. In this podcast, join researcher Rodrigo Medellin as he descends into the Devil’s Cave just north of Mexico City. Listen to the podcast Learn about Bats on EOL Subscribe to all the EOL podcast on iTunes  

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