Monthly Archives: May 2014

More Than Methodology: The Study of Life and its Mysteries

I decided to take AP Biology over the other science electives at Northside for a few reasons. One, I knew I wanted a challenging science class in my schedule. Two, I had already taken and enjoyed Honors Bio with Ms. … Continue reading

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Life on Earth

From a biological standpoint, life has to have a few important characteristics. They must respond to outside stimuli, they must be able to regulate, they have to grow, to reproduce, use energy, evolve, and it must be made of cells. … Continue reading

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Life as a Biology Student

Honors Biology started out as a lull. The same old routine. Just another class. Nothing too new. Nothing too exciting. All the content was extremely interesting, of course, but nothing seemed to stand out to me more than anything in … Continue reading

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On Life

Around the 1950s, biologists began to leverage the power of the computer to understand evolution by generating simulations. The mechanisms of evolution are fairly algorithmic and ordered, given a population of n organisms, ranked in descending order by their fitness, … Continue reading

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