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Bird’s do it, Bees do it even- Wait?! How exactly do bees do it???

Well bees or to be more exact Honeybees “do it” mid flight, in a massive swarm and several endophallus’s get blown off. Okay so that was pretty vague if intriguing and I can hear you begging for the gory details. Well unfortunately for you, exploding endophallus’s aside Honeybee mating isn’t …

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BiologyScience & Nature

Sex is weird: The Australian Redback Spider

CW: I only talk about spider sex, there aren’t any pictures of them for anyone with a phobia! Hey guys, so last time I was talking about the evolution of sex (one of my favourite topics) so I thought I’d crack on with some fun case studies of where sex …

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BiologyScience & Nature

The Best Museum You Never Knew Existed is in Oklahoma City

You may have noticed a lack of Physics Philes for the past several weeks. That’s because I’ve been at the University of Oklahoma as a participant in their physics REU. REUs, or Research Experience for Undergraduates, are great and if you have the opportunity you should definitely participate in one. …

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The Evolution of Sex

Sex is confusing and not only in the figuring out what goes where and who, if indeed anyone, you want to do it with. It’s very existence is a problem that has puzzled evolutionary biologists for centuries. For all intents and purposes sex shouldn’t exist, let alone be intrinsic to …

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Speak Your Mind

Speak Your Mind: What Debate?

You’ve probably heard by now that Bill Nye of Science Guy fame will debate notorious creationist Ken Ham in February. There has been a lot of talk about how this is a horrible idea and about how it’s not a terrible idea. I’m not sure how I feel about it, …

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Awesome Sauce Music FridayFeatured

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Kirk Cameron’s Gone Bananas Edition

Good day to you! Are you ready for the weekend? Yeah, of course you are. Here’s a sweet tune to get you on your way! Did you know that you’ve always wanted to see a rap battle between Kirk Cameron and Charles Darwin impersonators? Trust me. You have. Who will …

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Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Evolution, Darwin’s Revolution Edition

Hey-oh! It’s time for another edition of Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Please put on your dancing shoes, feel the groove, and let the music take you away. In honor of Darwin Day, I thought it might be a good idea to see what kinds of evolution songs are out there …

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ScienceScience Sunday

Science Sunday: Morlocks – The Future of Human Evolution?

Let’s battle the depressing news that America is still neglecting climate change subjects and project into a future where none of that matters. I’ve recently finished reading H.G. Wells’ classic ‘The Time Machine’, where humankind has evolved into two distinct races, if not species. But is this likely to happen? …

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