After my first teaching experience as a Biology TA and playing with the Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches in lab, I feel re-inspired by them especially after reading this: “In September 2006, amusement park Six Flags Great America announced it would be granting unlimited line-jumping privileges for all rides to anyone who could eat a live Madagascar hissing cockroach as part of a Halloween-themed FrightFest. Furthermore, if a contestant managed to beat the previous world record (eating 36 cockroaches in 1 minute), he would receive season […]
“Skull Roll” by Noah Scalin, is one of many works of art from his award winning “Skull-A-Day” art project weblog. Enjoy all 365.25 of Scalin’s original skulls in 1 minute as the year comes to an end. Happy Holidays! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XofUu6hv8U&fs=1&hl=en_US]
The famous BODY WORLDS creator, Dr. Gunther von Hagens, has expanded from human plastination to the animal kingdom as he presents his new exhibition, BODY WORLDS of Animals, at the Vienna Museum of Natural Sciences now through 7 March 2011. “If humans were built like giraffes, we would be in permanent cardiac arrest”, explains von Hagens. “But the giraffe’s unique cardiovascular system allows it to overcome the challenges of its physique. Its heart and circulatory system work tirelessly to direct blood through […]
The final anatomy exam on Head & Neck has come and gone. The hardest part was having to part with my Skull Box. You will be missed, Skull Box. Now my study aid skeleton, 小骨, can finally relax and enjoy the beautiful snow of Chicago.
Warm and fuzzy science for all to enjoy! “Knitting in Biology 101” on Etsy was created by CraftyHedgehog, a part time history student and full time crafter. With all their little innards needle-felted by hand out of 100 percent wool, these are by far the cutest dissections I’ve seen! Also on Etsy, voraciousbrain, a plant reproduction scientist, features “epic science stitchery with a side dish of snark” in her shop “Scientists unite!” After more sidetracking from studying the Head & […]
Anatomical Visualization Assignment 4 Objective: Produce an anatomical diagram identifying the location of thoracic or abdominal organs relative to surface landmarks and skeletal anatomy. Process: A human torso in anatomical position including all relevant surface anatomical landmarks was drafted using multiple anatomy atlases by Gilroy, Rohen, Clemente, and Moses. On an overlay-tracing sheet, the deep skeletal anatomy was drafted in registration with the surface anatomy using the same anatomy atlases with the addition of cadavers and skeletons from the gross […]