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San Bruno Mountain Watch

On January 25th, Nadine and I went for a hike on the San Bruno Mountain with a naturalist who was very fond of his work. He gave us the history of San Bruno Mountain while we hiked up to the utmost peak. In 1769, the Portola expedition visited San Francisco Bay. The expedition was one of the first …

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Mars Astronauts – how would you feel?

Technology has advanced so rapidly that scientists believe we are finally ready to send astronauts to Mars. The only problem? It is unlikely that these four selected astronauts will ever be able to return home. Mars One, a nonprofit organization, plans on sending four people to Mars in 2024, and even more groups in the …

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Sexism in Science?

I’m sure most of us have noticed a large gender gap between men and women in the science field. Even though just as many women work as men, only 26% of women work in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields. There are many factors that contribute to this low percentage, including less funding in scientific grants …

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Our zSpace Experience

On April 30th, my peers and I were lucky enough to explore zSpace, which is a growing technology provider that specializes in an alternative learning system. Using zSpace, we were able to view 3D organisms on a monitor with specialized glasses that move the object as you change your view, and we were able to “dissect” …

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Check out our Plant Mania video #1!

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Nature vs. Nurture

So, how much is behavior based on Nature vs. Nurture? KQED wants to find out. While we have natural-born characteristics (nature), there are also ones that we develop through our own personal experience and environment. While scientists know that both help influence our character, it is not always obvious which traits are derived from nature …

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NDB Visit to the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

AP Biology Field Trip Recap by Lauren Radmer

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Pharmaceutical Products

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Aquarius

Can people live underwater? With the development of Aquarius, this is made possible. Aquarius is one of the few underwater research laboratories in the world that is dedicated solely to science. Aquarius is located 63 feet below sea level just off the coast of the Florida Keys, and was designed to withstand high pressure from the …

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So… do we get tired from Turkey or not??

For many years, people have assumed that the culprit of the post-Thanksgiving drowsiness is the Tryptophan found in turkeys. Tryptophan is one of the 22 amino acids, and is necessary for healthy diets. But is this really the case? Surprisingly, as shown in the chart below, the level of tryptophan in turkeys is not considerably higher that …

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