Category Archives: Biology

Irish Genetic Studies: Closest relatives in Galicia and the Basque region

Genetic studies show our closest relatives are found in Galicia and the Basque region by Dick Ahlstrom, Monday Feb 16, 2009 (cross-posted for research here from http://www.irishtimes.com/news/genetic-studies-show-our-closest-relatives-are-found-in-galicia-and-the-basque-region-1.700877 for research and reference)  ANCESTRAL LINKS:WHAT DO pygmy shrews, badgers, mountain hares, pine martins and … Continue reading

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Joseph Banks (1743-1820)

Sir Joseph Banks 1743-1820 Well known from his adventures on the HMS Endeavour, this 1st baronet was a world class and well known English botanist / naturalist was one of the right hand men of Captain James Cook. He sailed … Continue reading

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Superbugs

cross-posted from article: http://www.everydayhealth.com/healthy-living/five-superbugs-you-need-to-know.aspx?xid=nl_EverydayHealthSexualHealth_20130309#/slide-1 The CDC has warned of a new ‘nightmare’ bacteria called CRE, but it’s not the only treatment-resistant bug you need to know about. By Amir Khan, Everyday Health Staff  Writer The U.S. Centers for Disease Control … Continue reading

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Lichens

Beard lichen, Congaree National Park, Columbia, SC photo by Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Photography (c) 2012. Name: Lichen Common Names: Lichen, beard, beard lichen, algae, fungus, Sunburn, Rock Hair, Yellow Candles, Golden Pine Lichen, Little Clouds, Oak Moss, Crab’s-eye, Coral Crust, … Continue reading

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Eggs

Eggs We all know “eggs” … and to most of us, those are what we have for breakfast. But there is much more depth to this prehistoric culinary item than just food. Eggs are laid by many different kinds of … Continue reading

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