Category Archives: Biology

Open Learning Initiative and Biology

The website Open Learning Initiative is exactly what its title suggests. It is a website dedicated to open learning. There are free courses, which you can follow, or even ‘peek in’, as they say on the website. These courses are available … Continue reading

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Wiki Abridged: Galerina Marginata

The Galerina Marginata is a deadly species of fungus. Its appearance can easily be mistaken for edible mushrooms. It is more commonly known as the Deadly Skullcap, the Deadly Galerina, Funeral Bells, or even Marginate Pholiota. It has a convex cap … Continue reading

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European Magpies

European Magpies are birds found in Europe. They are black and white and are counted among the most intelligent animals. They are very territorial and often form groups in the winter to increase their food gathering. Mates stay together forever until one … Continue reading

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Phase 3

07/04/11: A great deal of advancement to note. Firstly, noticed that soil dried out quickly and tray an box require almost daily watering. Secondly, the radishes all have stems with an average of three leaves bloomed. Tallest radish stem measures … Continue reading

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New Scientist – November 20th 2010, Culture Club

Humans have always thought that the only difference between us and the animals of the world was our intelligence and culture. It has already been proven we are not the only mentally developed race out there, but what about culture. … Continue reading

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Top Ten Wildlife Highlights of Madagascar

As seen in BBC Wildlife’s February 2011 magazine, Madagascar is a fascinating place, where many of the fauna and flora species are solely found on that island and no where else. You may also recognise some of these from the … Continue reading

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BBC Wildlife January 2011

Today I read the BBC Wildlife magazine, and in it the featured article was Why Dogs Rule the World. The article, written by Steve Harris, explained why dogs are so widespread and popular. It dealt with the prehistory, the habitat, … Continue reading

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The Human Skeleton

The human skeleton is comprised of bones, fused or individual. These bones are also supported by ligaments, muscles, tendons, and cartilage. Ligaments are tough, fibrous, dense connective tissues which fasten two bones together to form a joint. The muscles are … Continue reading

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Cell Metabolism

Metabolism is a term used to describe chemical reactions in cells. In all chemical reactions there are the reactants (chemicals which react with each other), and the product (what you end up with at the end of the reaction). There … Continue reading

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Cells

Cells are what could be called the building blocks of life. They are the smallest units of life. Cells are considered to be living things. All organisms are built up with cells. Some organisms are said to be unicellular, meaning … Continue reading

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