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Always wondered why some squirrels have black fur? Looking for a job that lets you climb trees and splash in puddles for a living? Or one that lets you wear a spotless white lab coat? Are you hoping to save lives, or maybe save the rainforest? Biology has something for everyone. The Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences at Ohio Northern University offers programs in Environmental and
Operating as usual
This may be of interest to some of you. https://biology.mit.edu/undergraduate/current-students/subject-offerings/covid-19-sars-cov-2-and-the-pandemic/?fbclid=IwAR08_4txJLbmltRahefsIw9JDRevFdhDAX-GLikl5HgeVkxL0dlljd2n8X0
biology.mit.edu In Fall 2020, all MIT students and the general public are welcome to join Professors Richard Young and Facundo Batista as they discuss the science of the pandemic during this new class.
livescience.com A new study suggests that human neurons may have more computing power than once thought.
Semester is almost over
For any students interested in studying optometry after graduation, OSU will be having an Optometry visit day on Nov 2 from 12:30-4. Here is the registration link:
Beware, babies with lizard hands!
bbc.com They are 250-million-year-old "evolutionary remnants" most lose before birth, scientists say.
Biology at ONU's cover photo
Sloths have to be different, naturally https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/fossil-record-prefers-males?utm_medium=atlas-page&utm_source=twitter -Dr. Koneval
atlasobscura.com One theory is that reckless young bison and mammoths got into more trouble.
Large bat (in group commonly known as flying foxes
Welcome back to campus! We'd love to hear about the fun things you've done this summer! Feel free to include a pic in the comments below! Maybe you did some cool research or got out and enjoyed Mother Nature. How many of you:
washingtonpost.com A study found that dogs, but not wolves, have a muscle that allows them to make their eyes look bigger and sadder — a move that may have elicited human care during domestication.
Wild Wednesday surprise!
bbc.com All eight infants now have fully functioning immune systems after undergoing treatment, say experts.
ONU students present their research
ONU students present their research
Ducklings on a water slide --Dr. Koneval
npr.org Understanding the molecular basis of major disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder could help in developing better treatments.
Would you want to have the mutation where you feel no pain or anxiety given the negative side effects mentioned in the article below?
A woman who has never felt pain, fear, anxiety, or depression.
nytimes.com Scientists discovered a previously unidentified genetic mutation in a Scottish woman. They hope it could lead to the development of new pain treatment.
Disappointing would be an understatement.
cnn.com NASA astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch were set to make history as the first all-female crew to conduct a spacewalk at the International Space Station, but it was announced on Monday that the historic spacewalk will be delayed because of spacesuit issues.
sciencedaily.com Paleontologists have just reported the world's biggest Tyrannosaurus rex and the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Canada. The 13-metre-long T. rex, nicknamed 'Scotty,' lived in prehistoric Saskatchewan 66 million years ago.
Armadillos advance to the Sweet 16 in March Mammal Madness! http://mammalssuck.blogspot.com/2019/02/march-mammal-madness-2019.html
mammalssuck.blogspot.com TAG TEAM DIVISION: Zebra & Oxpecker, Aardvark & Aardvark Cucumber, #WarGoose, Loggerhead & Crab, Capybara & Jacana, Wrasse & Eel, #D...
gizmodo.com The ability to sense the Earth’s magnetic field—a trait known as magnetoreception—is well documented among many animals, but researchers have struggled to show that humans are also capable of the feat. Until now.
Genes for Whole Body Regeneration!
scitechdaily.com When it comes to regeneration, some animals are capable of amazing feats. If you cut off a salamander’s leg, it will grow back. When threatened, some geckos drop their tails to distract their predator, only to regrow them later. Other animals take the process even further. Planarian worms, jellyf
Students in Biology 2171 Molecular Biology just took part in classroom debates on this very subject.
What are your thoughts?
sciencemag.org The debate about whether to declare a “moratorium” on germline editing ratchets up
Today is the day to talk about pie. Food = Nutrition = Biology. However, savory pies are always left out of the conversation. Would you go meatless with the spanikopita pie? Or are you more of a traditionalist with chicken pot pie?
Who's afraid of bees? Check this out!!!
sciencenews.org Researchers rediscovered the world’s largest bee living in the forests of an island of Indonesia.
Students from ONU's Herpetology class went to Ohio Natural History Conference today.
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iflscience.com Sloths are known for their thick fur which is home to a wide range of microorganisms and insects. A recent study shows that some species of fungi found in
We ❤️ Science!
This is the heart of a blue whale, the largest animal on Earth. Weighing in at 440 lbs, the technicians at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto did an amazing job preserving this specimen after a blue whale carcass washed ashore in Newfoundland. #science
nationalgeographic.com Five coyotes with baby blues, an eye color not seen elsewhere, were photographed in California—suggesting the rare trait is proliferating.
Alligators staying alive in cold water by sticking their snouts up so that they can still breathe when ice forms over the water
Paid summer research opportunity
Welcome back Polar Bears --Dr. Koneval https://mashable.com/2016/01/27/baby-polar-bear-butt-ride/#b9CwVSBxZqqc
Polar Careers is located on the 2nd floor of McIntosh Center at Ohio Northern University.
Mission: The Office of Residence Life is committed to promoting and sustaining a living-learning community conducive to holistic student development.
See you at the next SPC event!
McIntosh Center serves as a community center for the University. It is a place where students and other members of the University community are encouraged to meet and share talents, interests and ideas. Check here for daily events and dining menus!
Let the world be your classroom! www.onu.edu/studyabroad
Community support for our Ada schools.
Theta Chi Fraternity at Ohio Northern University. Lending an assisting hand!
Through participating in the new student orientation programs, we will help you become acclimated to the ONU campus community.