genetics

Ear Genes

This week's experiment is a result of me looking over the various state science standards to see where I have gaps in coverage. One big gap turned up in genetics, so I began working on a couple of genetics videos. I kept finding more and more interesting stuff, and could not wait to share some and let you in on the fun. This time, we will take a quick look at dominant and recessive traits, to see what that really means. To explore that, you will need:

- your ears
- the ears of other family members

Fact checking GMOs


This is not an article about the pros and cons of genetically modified organisms. I am not arguing for them or against them. Instead, the goal of this article is to help you learn some of the basic science involved, to make it easier for you to fact check articles on this topic.

Who Evolved on First?


Bud Abbott and Lou Costello

While I was writing this post, I heard that Bill Nye and Ken Ham are planning to have a debate about evolution and creation. While it could be an interesting conversation, I suspect that it will suffer from the same communication problems that afflict most of these debates.

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Genetic research suggests that this insect is neither a butterfly or a moth. What is it?

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