biology

Half Of All Species Could Be Extinct By The End Of The Century (VIDEO)

Half Of All Species Could Be Extinct By The End Of The Century (VIDEO)

Currently, one in five species on Earth faces extinction.  According to the Biological Extinction Conference held at the Vatican last week, that percentage will rise to 50% by the end of the century unless we take immediate urgent action to curb emissions of carbon and other greenhouse gases. Biologist Paul Ehrlich of Stanford University in California says: “Rich western […]

Seven Crazy Health Facts For People With Red Hair

Seven Crazy Health Facts For People With Red Hair

People who have red hair naturally are an anomaly in the human species. Current estimates state that redheads are only about 1-2 percent of the global population. The cause of red hair was only recently discovered. In 2000, scientists identified the melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) protein as the source of red hair in humans. Everyone […]

High School Students In Charlotte Asked About Chance That A Child Would Inherit Mom’s ‘Big Bootie’

High School Students In Charlotte Asked About Chance That A Child Would Inherit Mom’s ‘Big Bootie’

The latest entry in the “what were they thinking?” department comes from a high school in my hometown of Charlotte, NC. On November 13, some biology students at Ardrey Kell High School got a surprise question on their genetics test. The question read: “LaShamada has a heterozygous big bootie, the dominant trait. Her man Fontavius […]

Creationism Leaks Into Atlanta High School Biology Lesson

Creationism Leaks Into Atlanta High School Biology Lesson

School officials in Atlanta revealed this past weekend that they are reviewing how an anti-evolution cartoon from one of the leading proponents of creationism ended up in a high school biology lesson. In May, Grady High School’s student newspaper, The Southerner, reported that students in Anquinette Jones’ freshman biology class were told to go to […]