Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Scary Shrimp, Cheek Cells And Grassy Algae


Today in Biology our class had a microscope lab and we got the opportunity to look at some algae and (scary)microorganisms.

The first one that I stumbled across was a scary looking shrimp-like organism. It was really creepy looking in real life. The scientific name for this organism is Gammarus. When I observed it in action it was moving it's tail in a forward backward motion much like a shrimp. The appearance of this organism is rather fit for halloween because it is scary. All jokes aside, the skin of the Gammarus looks rather translucent because you can see things through the outer layer. 

reaction ^
For my next observation I wanted to see how algae looked like to I got a teeny-tiny clump of this dark green algae to put under the microscope. After much focusing I saw a grassy like texture of this algae. This algae was also identified as Rizoclonium. Without the microscope it just looked like a gross slimy clump of algae so it was interesting to see the actual texture of the algae under the microscope.

One of the last things I observe is a microorganism that is running around the clump of something. Although it was very small it appeared to look like a stylonychia because it had whisker like things at the end/front of it's body that was moving to allow it to move freely. It was quite small in real life, the stylonychia looked like a speck outside the microscope.


The picture below is my fabulous cheek cells. Now this is pretty amazing, when I went to get some of my check cells with a toothpick you could see none of these amazing cells on the toothpick like wow that's cool. Also those dark spots are my nucelus inside my cells, they hold my spectacular DNA inside those small little dots!



AMAZING VIDEO OF MICROORGANISMS THROUGH MICROSCOPE




Sunday, October 27, 2013

"How To Kill Wasps With A Lit Textbook" Short Story By Me

It was a normal afternoon, I was sitting in front of my desk desperately cramming for my midterms that were unfortunately inevitable.
<~~Literally Me

Finally deciding to cram after watching 3 episodes of Supernatural I was met with a unusual sound of buzzing coming from my closet (keep in mind I had just watched 3 episodes of a horror show). After five minutes of staring at my english notes I finally got up and decided to face the nightmare that lay in my closet. What looked like a huge fly flew out of my closet and started flying  around my room making this horrible buzzing sound. I can't even study when it's dead silent in my room how was I supposed to study with this overweight fly buzzing around my head. At the edge of going insane I got up and decided to kill this fly. After spraying it with my perfume(that apparently makes the fly mad), slapping it with my brother's books and, physically trying to catch it I had nearly given up hope. It buzzed around in the back of my bookshelf for a good ten minutes before it came out and sat on my carpet like he payed rent or something. This was my chance! I grabbed a plastic cup and trapped it, grabbing the closest heavy object I could find, my literature textbook, I carefully set the the heavy book over the flimsy plastic cup. Victory was mine.


Since this is a biology blog I obviously had to make this experience educational in some way.

With confirmation of my friends I had realized this "fly" was actually was a wasp. Good thing it was a male wasp. I know now it was a male wasp because it didn't sting me, no matter how stupid I was it actually couldn't sting me. Yup, that's right, male wasps can't sting. They are known to sometimes pretend to sting you just to seem tough but they don't have an ovipositor(the stinger) this can also be seen in male human behavior. It also looked most closely related to the "paper wasp" commonly found in North America...what a coincidence I live in North America too.


CLOSEUP VIDEO OF THE WASP

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Video Killed The Text Post

I have a new video page which features all the videos I have posted!

Yes I know you're very excited.


My Ancester Is A Fish?

Did you know you're related to everything around you?
Although it's not a fact it's a pretty darn good theory that started with this guy called Darwin.



Watch The Nova Video Here

Friday, October 18, 2013

Are Pegasus Unicorn Hybrids Real? FIND OUT HERE.

10 Cool Animal Hybrids


1. Zebra + Equine = Zebroid

2.Lion + Tiger = Liger
3. Buffalo + Cow = Beefalo
4. Camel + Llama = Cama
5. Leopard + Lion = Leopon
6. Donkey + Zebra = Donkra
7. Bottlenose Dolphin + False Killer Whale = Wolphin
8. Bengal Cat + Ocicat = Cheetoh (or the most cutest thing to ever walk on this planet)
9. Zebra + Horse = Zorse
10. Bengal Cat + Tabby Cat = Toyger



AND THE BEST ONE YET....

Pegasus + Unicorn = Pegacorn 

JUST KIDDING IT'S NOT REAL.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Guess What? We're all related!

What if I told you we're all technically related to eachother?


Personally I wouldn't really be suprised. Everyone has to be related to each other right?
It makes sense everyone that came from the same two people would technically be some numberth cousin. I should probably revaluate who I hate now...for all I know we are practically family. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Colorful Flashing Link? WHAAAT?

I don't know if you have noticed but when your mouse hovers over a link it changes colors.
I'll wait for you to check it out if you haven't already.

So you might be wondering how you do that
Well it's quite simple you see, we use something called HTML codes , these codes are used to embed videos, edit blog themes, create pages on the internet etc. So for example if you wanted to have the same cool flashing link thing I have you would have to copy the link below. 

<script type='text/javascript'>
//<![CDATA[
var rate = 50;
if (document.getElementById) 
window.onerror=new Function("return true")

var objActive; // The object which event occured in 
var act = 0; // Flag during the action 
var elmH = 0; // Hue 
var elmS = 128; // Saturation 
var elmV = 255; // Value 
var clrOrg; // A color before the change 
var TimerID; // Timer ID
if (document.all) { 
document.onmouseover = doRainbowAnchor; 
document.onmouseout = stopRainbowAnchor; 
else if (document.getElementById) { 
document.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEOVER | Event.MOUSEOUT); 
document.onmouseover = Mozilla_doRainbowAnchor; 
document.onmouseout = Mozilla_stopRainbowAnchor; 
}
function doRainbow(obj) 
if (act == 0) { 
act = 1; 
if (obj) 
objActive = obj; 
else 
objActive = event.srcElement; 
clrOrg = objActive.style.color; 
TimerID = setInterval("ChangeColor()",100); 
}
function stopRainbow() 
if (act) { 
objActive.style.color = clrOrg; 
clearInterval(TimerID); 
act = 0; 
}
function doRainbowAnchor() 
if (act == 0) { 
var obj = event.srcElement; 
while (obj.tagName != 'A' && obj.tagName != 'BODY') { 
obj = obj.parentElement; 
if (obj.tagName == 'A' || obj.tagName == 'BODY') 
break; 
}
if (obj.tagName == 'A' && obj.href != '') { 
objActive = obj; 
act = 1; 
clrOrg = objActive.style.color; 
TimerID = setInterval("ChangeColor()",100); 
}
function stopRainbowAnchor() 
if (act) { 
if (objActive.tagName == 'A') { 
objActive.style.color = clrOrg; 
clearInterval(TimerID); 
act = 0; 
}
function Mozilla_doRainbowAnchor(e) 
if (act == 0) { 
obj = e.target; 
while (obj.nodeName != 'A' && obj.nodeName != 'BODY') { 
obj = obj.parentNode; 
if (obj.nodeName == 'A' || obj.nodeName == 'BODY') 
break; 
}
if (obj.nodeName == 'A' && obj.href != '') { 
objActive = obj; 
act = 1; 
clrOrg = obj.style.color; 
TimerID = setInterval("ChangeColor()",100); 
}
function Mozilla_stopRainbowAnchor(e) 
if (act) { 
if (objActive.nodeName == 'A') { 
objActive.style.color = clrOrg; 
clearInterval(TimerID); 
act = 0; 
}
function ChangeColor() 
objActive.style.color = makeColor(); 
}
function makeColor() 
// Don't you think Color Gamut to look like Rainbow?
// HSVtoRGB 
if (elmS == 0) { 
elmR = elmV; elmG = elmV; elmB = elmV; 
else { 
t1 = elmV; 
t2 = (255 - elmS) * elmV / 255; 
t3 = elmH % 60; 
t3 = (t1 - t2) * t3 / 60;
if (elmH < 60) { 
elmR = t1; elmB = t2; elmG = t2 + t3; 
else if (elmH < 120) { 
elmG = t1; elmB = t2; elmR = t1 - t3; 
else if (elmH < 180) { 
elmG = t1; elmR = t2; elmB = t2 + t3; 
else if (elmH < 240) { 
elmB = t1; elmR = t2; elmG = t1 - t3; 
else if (elmH < 300) { 
elmB = t1; elmG = t2; elmR = t2 + t3; 
else if (elmH < 360) { 
elmR = t1; elmG = t2; elmB = t1 - t3; 
else { 
elmR = 0; elmG = 0; elmB = 0; 
}
elmR = Math.floor(elmR).toString(16); 
elmG = Math.floor(elmG).toString(16); 
elmB = Math.floor(elmB).toString(16); 
if (elmR.length == 1) elmR = "0" + elmR; 
if (elmG.length == 1) elmG = "0" + elmG; 
if (elmB.length == 1) elmB = "0" + elmB
elmH = elmH + rate; 
if (elmH >= 200) 
elmH = 0;
return '#' + elmR + elmG + elmB; 
}
//]]>
</script>
<script type='text/javascript'>
//<![CDATA[
var rate = 50;
if (document.getElementById) 
window.onerror=new Function("return true")

var objActive; // The object which event occured in 
var act = 0; // Flag during the action 
var elmH = 0; // Hue 
var elmS = 128; // Saturation 
var elmV = 255; // Value 
var clrOrg; // A color before the change 
var TimerID; // Timer ID
if (document.all) { 
document.onmouseover = doRainbowAnchor; 
document.onmouseout = stopRainbowAnchor; 
else if (document.getElementById) { 
document.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEOVER | Event.MOUSEOUT); 
document.onmouseover = Mozilla_doRainbowAnchor; 
document.onmouseout = Mozilla_stopRainbowAnchor; 
}
function doRainbow(obj) 
if (act == 0) { 
act = 1; 
if (obj) 
objActive = obj; 
else 
objActive = event.srcElement; 
clrOrg = objActive.style.color; 
TimerID = setInterval("ChangeColor()",100); 
}
function stopRainbow() 
if (act) { 
objActive.style.color = clrOrg; 
clearInterval(TimerID); 
act = 0; 
}
function doRainbowAnchor() 
if (act == 0) { 
var obj = event.srcElement; 
while (obj.tagName != 'A' && obj.tagName != 'BODY') { 
obj = obj.parentElement; 
if (obj.tagName == 'A' || obj.tagName == 'BODY') 
break; 
}
if (obj.tagName == 'A' && obj.href != '') { 
objActive = obj; 
act = 1; 
clrOrg = objActive.style.color; 
TimerID = setInterval("ChangeColor()",100); 
}
function stopRainbowAnchor() 
if (act) { 
if (objActive.tagName == 'A') { 
objActive.style.color = clrOrg; 
clearInterval(TimerID); 
act = 0; 
}
function Mozilla_doRainbowAnchor(e) 
if (act == 0) { 
obj = e.target; 
while (obj.nodeName != 'A' && obj.nodeName != 'BODY') { 
obj = obj.parentNode; 
if (obj.nodeName == 'A' || obj.nodeName == 'BODY') 
break; 
}
if (obj.nodeName == 'A' && obj.href != '') { 
objActive = obj; 
act = 1; 
clrOrg = obj.style.color; 
TimerID = setInterval("ChangeColor()",100); 
}
function Mozilla_stopRainbowAnchor(e) 
if (act) { 
if (objActive.nodeName == 'A') { 
objActive.style.color = clrOrg; 
clearInterval(TimerID); 
act = 0; 
}
function ChangeColor() 
objActive.style.color = makeColor(); 
}
function makeColor() 
// Don't you think Color Gamut to look like Rainbow?
// HSVtoRGB 
if (elmS == 0) { 
elmR = elmV; elmG = elmV; elmB = elmV; 
else { 
t1 = elmV; 
t2 = (255 - elmS) * elmV / 255; 
t3 = elmH % 60; 
t3 = (t1 - t2) * t3 / 60;
if (elmH < 60) { 
elmR = t1; elmB = t2; elmG = t2 + t3; 
else if (elmH < 120) { 
elmG = t1; elmB = t2; elmR = t1 - t3; 
else if (elmH < 180) { 
elmG = t1; elmR = t2; elmB = t2 + t3; 
else if (elmH < 240) { 
elmB = t1; elmR = t2; elmG = t1 - t3; 
else if (elmH < 300) { 
elmB = t1; elmG = t2; elmR = t2 + t3; 
else if (elmH < 360) { 
elmR = t1; elmG = t2; elmB = t1 - t3; 
else { 
elmR = 0; elmG = 0; elmB = 0; 
}
elmR = Math.floor(elmR).toString(16); 
elmG = Math.floor(elmG).toString(16); 
elmB = Math.floor(elmB).toString(16); 
if (elmR.length == 1) elmR = "0" + elmR; 
if (elmG.length == 1) elmG = "0" + elmG; 
if (elmB.length == 1) elmB = "0" + elmB
elmH = elmH + rate; 
if (elmH >= 360) 
elmH = 0;
return '#' + elmR + elmG + elmB; 
}
//]]>

Yeah I know it's really long.

Now you have to find a way to add this to your blog template so on your blogger dashboard
you'll click the drop down thing next to the document picture
Now you'll click "edit HTML"
Don't get intimidated by all this gibberish you see on this page now, you don't need to mess with that. You just need to paste the html that you copied earlier all the way at the bottom. 
just click save template and then view your blog!








Wednesday, October 9, 2013

You're A Hybrid!

video

How Transgenic Organisms Can Be Beneficial To Us

Some transgenic animals have been known to improve food supply and health. Transgenic goats have been engineered to secrete protein called antithrombin III,which is used to prevent human blood from forming clots during surgery. Transgenic organisms may be able grow organisms in the future.
Many species of plants have been genetically engineered to be more resistant toinsect or viral pests. In the future we may be able to create food that people are not allergic to. 

Saturday, October 5, 2013

I Like My Sloth's Curly

The mommy sloth has is homozygous dominant for curly hair (H) and the daddy sloth is heterozygous. What are the chances of the baby sloth having straight hair (h)?

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

If You Could See Your Genome, Would you?

Finding out your genome?

I would definitely want to analyze my genome for genetic traits. I think it would be helpful to see what diseases me or my offspring have greater chances of getting in the long run. If I have a chance of giving my bad gene with a genetic syndrome to my offspring I would want to know because there could be a chance of being able to prepare or even curing it.