The Fear of Science

To live in the today’s world is to be surrounded by the products of science. For it is science that gave our society color television, the bottle of aspirin, and the polyester shirt. Thus, science has greatly enhanced our society; yet, our society are still afraid of the effect of science. This fear of science … Read more

Cryogenics – Physical Science

Cryogenics is an entire field of physical science. It is the study of matter at temperatures much colder than those that occur naturally on Earth. Cryogenic temperatures are considerably lower than those encountered in ordinary physical processes. There is another field of interest associated with very cold temperature-cryonics. Cryonics is the practice of freezing of … Read more

The Ethics Conflict In Science, Frankenstein

At the heart of mankind, there are certain rules by which society runs. These timeless laws or ethics cross cultural bounds in order to preserve lifes order and maintain a righteous standard. For example, almost all societies agree that it is immoral to kill another human being outside of self-defense. Christine Menefree of the School … Read more

Starch Hydrolysis Test

Introduction Starchy substances constitute the major part of the human diet for most of the people in the world, as well as many other animals. They are synthesized naturally in a variety of plants. Some plant examples with high starch content are corn, potato, rice, sorghum, wheat, and cassava. It is no surprise that all … Read more

Biochemical Tests: Gram Positive and gram Negative Bacteria

Tests used to identify Gram Positive Bacteria Mannitol Salt Agar (MSA) This type of medium is both selective and differential. The MSA will select for organisms such as Staphylococcus species which can live in areas of high salt concentration (plate on the left in the picture below). This is in contrast to Streptococcus species, whose growth is selected against … Read more

Bacterial Staining Techniques I

Complete Lab 1: Collect your plates from the trays on the side bench. Observe the TSA plates for colonies of various sizes, shapes and colors. Each bacterial or fungal species gives a characteristic colony color and morphology. Draw the colonies observed on both TSA plates in the spaces provided in the Results section of Lab … Read more

Ubiquity of microorganisms

UBIQUITY OF MICROORGANISMS Microorganisms are ubiquitous; that is, they are present nearly everywhere. In this lab you will try to isolate bacteria and other microorganisms from various sources using different types of media. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS Culture media (medium, singular): solution of nutrients required for the growth of bacteria. Agar: a carbohydrate derived from seaweed … Read more

Whodunit? The False Accusations Of An Every Day Staphylococcus epidermidis

Daily Amino Reporter It was just a quiet day in local suburbia when panic struck. Staphylococcus epidermidis, the local fauna, was being accused of accessory to infection. The local authorities are performing many tests to cause questionable doubt, but S. epidennidis’s lawyers are fighting it all the way. “We want to know the right strain … Read more

Fight Night:”Kick’m While They’re Down”

  Brandie Yeik MOLB 2210 – February 10, 2004 The place was packed, the crowd was on their feet. Friday night, at the Immunocompetent arena in Las Virulence, hit record turbidity of 109, which was no surprise to all the sports fans. Described as the fight of the century, Cystic Fibrosis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa battled … Read more

New Bacteria Discovered in Local Hospital

Brian Hardy Pallet Town-LT-Recently, a large amount of nosocomial infections have been reported at the Pallet Town Hospital. When asked about what may be the cause of these nosocomial infections, Nurse Joy, the Nurse Manager of the center, assured us that they are handling the situation well. “We realized that the patients getting sick were … Read more

Dichotomous Key Microbiology

General Info: The Virtual Edge (virtual lab reviews) Additional References Excel Tutorial: Creating a Table Unknown Press Release These are creative but not necessarily perfect examples. These may not have earned a perfect score but exemplify the nature of the assignment. Example 1 Example 2 Example 3 Example 5 Material to accompany labs 1-14 Lab #1 video … Read more

The Scientific Revolution

Hearing early in 1609 that a Dutch optician, named Lippershey, had produced an instrument by which the apparent size of remote objects was magnified, Galileo at once realized the principle by which such a result could alone be attained, and, after a single night devoted to consideration of the laws of refraction, he succeeded in … Read more

The Science Of Astrology

Astrology is the science of certain cryptic relations between the celestial bodies and terrestrial life. It is considered an art and a practical science. It lays no claim to be what used to be called an exact science, but studies certain predispositions or tendencies in human life, which are sometimes indicated so clearly that they … Read more

Neuromancer And The Time Machine

A common tool of science fiction writers is the use of a character, to whom the reader can relate, placed in an alien setting. This character will represent the reader in this new alien world or society, allowing the reader to form a link between his or her own world and this new one. Because … Read more

Science Toy

My toy, is a toy car that bounces and also drives forward and in reverse. It is called Hop-Along-Impala. I built it by taking a toy car that I owned, which already hopped in front and back by using a series of toothed gears connected to a motor. Then I went and bought another motor … Read more

Genetic Engineering

Two years ago Scottish scientists announced that they had successfully cloned a sheep. They named it dolly and it was an exact copy of the original sheep. Is cloning morally right? Is it ethical? Some people think that it is wrong and that it shouldnt be practiced on any animal. In this report I will … Read more

Cloning A misunderstood and Underestimated Science

On February 23rd of 1997, an announcement was made that would shake the world and, inevitably, change it forever. Ian Wilmut, an embryologist with a genetic research facility named the Roslin Institute in Scotland, claimed that he and a group of scientists had successfully cloned a sheep. The sheep, named Dolly, was revolutionary in the … Read more

Does Science Explain All?

In the beginning there was darkness. Then there was light. Then there was consciousness. Then there were questions and then there was religion. Religions sprouted up all over the world as a response to some of humanity’s most troubling questions and fears. Why are we here? Where do we come from? Why does the world … Read more

Big Bang

It is always a mystery about how the universe began, whether if and when it will end. Astronomers construct hypotheses called cosmological models that try to find the answer. There are two types of models: Big Bang and Steady State. However, through many observational evidences, the Big Bang theory can best explain the creation of … Read more

Evidence For Evolution

Since Darwins death in 1882, there have been many new evidences that support the theory of Evolution. The different types are the studies of fossils, the comparisons of organism structures and the vast knowledge of DNA. FOSSILS ARE ANY TRACES OF DEAD ORGANISMS One concept that is discussed is the concept of fossils. Examples of … Read more

The Scientific Revolution

Before the Scientific Revolution, the Bible or Greek philosophers such as Aristotle or as-tronomers like Claudius Ptolemy, whose ideas were sanctioned by the church, answered any questions regarding the natural world. In the bible it writes, Mankind is the most important of Gods creations and occupies the centre of his universe. Astronomers there-fore stated that, … Read more

Background of the emergence and stages of development of science

Introduction Science in its modern sense is a fundamentally new factor in the history of mankind, which arose in the depths of the modern European civilization in the XVI – XVII centuries. She appeared not from scratch. The German philosopher K. Jaspers talks about two stages of the formation of science. Stage I: “the formation … Read more

The impact of science on man

INTRODUCTION To the question: “What does science give to a man?” – many people will answer: “It equips people with knowledge, new means of practical domination over the world and thus increases their self-confidence”. This statement seems indisputable, but, like any truism, it expresses the core of the matter and is therefore inadequate. The impact … Read more