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Vetigel

Vetigel

Bleeding out is one of the great contributors to death by injury. Often, the fatal loss of blood occurs quicker than the medic or ambulance officer can control the bleeding. A brand new technology has come up with ways to stop bleeding much faster than ever before: Vetigel. Vetigel is the invention of Joe Landolina. […]

The Canadian Space Elevator

The Canadian Space Elevator

During a speech he once gave, someone in the audience asked Arthur C. Clarke when the space elevator would become a reality. Clarke answered, “Probably about 50 years after everybody quits laughing.” What a human mind can envision, eventually becomes reality, thanks to persistence and hard work. The concept of a space elevator was first […]

The Hoatzin

The Hoatzin

I’ve done a few posts about amazing animals in the past, but I have to admit, the Hoatzin is rather special, because it has several features that makes it unique in the Class Aves. The species has a digestive system unique amongst birds. They are wholly vegetarian, which is unusual in itself. To cope with […]

Ethics, Morality and Science:  The Ongoing Debate over the Legacy of Henrietta Lacks

Ethics, Morality and Science: The Ongoing Debate over the Legacy of Henrietta Lacks

  I have previously written about Henrietta Lacks and her immortal line of cancer cells so vital to cancer research, the immortal HeLa cell line. Here is a brief summary of the background: In 1951, Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer on 4 October 1951. Her hospital, the John Hopkins Hospital, removed two samples of […]

The Golden Wheel Spider and the Cartwheel Spider

The Golden Wheel Spider and the Cartwheel Spider

I have a confession to make; even though I am a zoologist, I am frightened of large, hairy spiders. I’ve always had this theory is was the way they walk … and now I know this is the truth of the matter. There are two African spiders that can cartwheel or roll in certain situations, […]

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