A company called Backyard Brains will sell you a DiY kit that allows you to hook a living cockroach up to your mobile phone and control its movements with electrical impulses. This will be the first consumer version of the technology behind things like the robo-rat.
Apples and Handwashing: "We put a clean apple slice in one jar. We passed another apple slice around the class as we came in from recess with dirty hands. We have been observing the two jars in the science center. This is the difference after 8 days - gross! (This picture doesn't really show the mold.)" - A great way to teach about germs.
Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep
Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep. While mice sleep, their brain cells shrink, allowing cerebrospinal fluid to flow easily around them. The fluid can then clear away toxins. This finding appears to offer the best explanation yet of why animals and people need sleep. *
Name: Giraffe Weevil Scientific Name: Trachelophorus giraffa Classification: Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Insecta, Order: Coleoptera, Superfamily: Curculionoidea, Family: Attelabidae, Genus: Trachelophorus. Size: The total body length of the males is just under an inch (2.5 cm), among the longest…