What Does the Spleen Do? A Music Video Starring Harvard School of Medicine’s Class of 2016

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According to Harvard Medical School’s Admissions department, “to study medicine at Harvard is to prepare to play a leading role” in the “quest to improve the human condition.

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The Celebrity Encounters of Koko the Gorilla. For Her 43rd Birthday Today.

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Koko the Gorilla, who celebrates her 43rd birthday today, keeps pretty down-to-earth company for a celebrity.

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E.O. Wilson’s Life on Earth Released as a Free eBook and Free Course on iTunes

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Yesterday, E.O. Wilson’s Life on Earth was released as a free iBook on iTunes. It features “state-of-the-art digital media animations, video, and interactive modules in a comprehensive 41-chapter text covering standards-based biology curriculum.

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The Animals of Chernobyl

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On April 26, 1986, the number 4 reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant blew up in what is now Ukraine. The site spewed a cloud of radioactive material that spread over much of Europe. The area immediately around Chernobyl received more than 400 times the radiation as Hiroshima and won’t be safely inhabitable for about 20,000 years.

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Your Body During Adolescence: A Nakedly Unashamed Sex Ed Film from 1955

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A straight shooting sex ed film from 1955? That’s hard to imagine. In my experience, the films of that period tend to beat around the bush.
The reticence of those sharing its playing field makes Your Body During Adolescence all the more remarkable. It doesn’t seem so at first.

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Big Bang Big Boom: Graffiti Stop-Motion Animation Creatively Depicts the Evolution of Life

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There’s a rapacious, run-amok energy to Italian street artist Blu’s stop motion animation, “BIG BANG BIG BOOM.

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Carl Sagan Explains Evolution in an Eight-Minute Animation

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Biological evolution: never has a phenomenon so important so lent itself to such clear, understandable, elegant explanations. But just as evolution itself produces a seemingly infinite variety of life forms, so the human understanding of evolution has produced countless educational and entertaining kinds of illustrations by which to explain it.

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A Playlist of Music Scientifically-Proven to Increase Cows’ Milk Production: REM, Lou Reed & More

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Let’s test our agriculture math skills with a little dairy industry story problem:
If an 8-ounce glass of whole milk provides 149 calories, 8 grams of protein, 276 milligrams of calcium, 8 grams of fat, 4.

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What Did Charles Darwin Read? See His Handwritten Reading List & Read Books from His Library Online

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Today marks the 215th anniversary of pioneering English naturalist Charles Darwin’s birth — a suitable occasion, perhaps, to finally take that copy of On the Origin of Species down off your shelf (or from our collection of Free eBooks).

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An Artistic Portrait of Stephen Fry Made From His Own Bacteria

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Stephen Fry is taking part in a curious science experiment. It involves creating a portrait of the writer/comedian/science enthusiast, using nothing but his own bacteria and cells.

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