1. MMT 65 - Going Viral

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    This week I will be talking about viruses. Are they living organisms or robots? We will also address the new MERS virus. Please join us.

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    • Living Machines at TEFCon 2014

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      A keynote on machines, their relation to humans and their role in the context of human evolution.

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      • Ed Yong: 'Reality Check - Parasites and Mind Control'

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        Ed is an award-winning science writer, journalist and creator of the widely acclaimed blog ‘Not Exactly Rocket Science’, a hub for the most awe-inspiring, beautiful and quirky science happening in the world. His work has appeared in Nature, the BBC, New Scientist, Wired, the Guardian, the Times, Discover and many others, he’s also something of a Twitter phenomenon. In this fantastically freaky talk, Ed discusses some of science’s most sinister phenomena: mind manipulation by some of nature’s most brain-bending parasites. With zombie caterpillars to suicidal crickets Ed explains how these victims are no more than puppets on a string, controlled by other, darker forces. Reminiscent of something from ‘Alien’ this talk takes us kicking and screaming into natures most twisted realities: needless to say, it’s not for the faint hearted!

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        • The Truth May Scare You (Part 17) warning : heavy swearing 18 rated :-(

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          What are you eating America? 70% of foods in the USA are Genetically Modified, 5% of foods in European are Genetically modified.

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          • bio 4230 GMOs

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            GMOs project

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            • Bugs! What they mean in a river.

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              Organisms tell the story of the health of a stream. Metropolitan State University students learn about the process on the Little Cannon River in southeastern Minnesota - taught by Nancy Sather.

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              • 2-2 Notes Vodcast

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                Biology Chapter 2-1 Notes: Organisms and Their Relationships

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                • DNA, Cactus, and Von Neumann Machines

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                  Post your comments here: http://www.gty.org/Blog/B100429 In the 1990s, Richard Dawkins, fanatical atheist and leading spokesman for Darwinian evolution, was asked during an interview if he could produce an example of a mutation or evolutionary process that led to an increase in information. Although this had been known for some time to be a significant issue, Dawkins was unable to offer any such example of a documented increase in information resulting from a mutation. Following that interview, a mad scramble was made both by Dawkins and the atheistic scientific community to produce a satisfactory response to the embarrassing question. No such answer was ever produced—no such answer exists. When Charles Darwin wrote The Origin of Species, science was still relatively primitive. Electron microscopes wouldn’t arrive for nearly another century, and the ability to study complex molecular structures and discover encoded information in living organisms was unheard of. Darwin explained the universe based solely on his personal, untested observations. Without sufficient technology to debunk his faulty theories, Darwin’s observations went largely unchallenged. However, the deeper modern science goes, the more it is forced to accept the conclusion of intelligent design. One of the fascinating sciences driving such conclusions is the study called information theory.

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                  • 02 Information In DNA

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                    We will call the contents of the DNA information. What does DNA contain? DNA contains all the information needed to build a complete organism. More then 200 types of cells, ten or more organ systems, thirty or more organs. All that information is in the DNA. Where did all this information come from?

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                    • MWV Episode 72 - Jonathan Eisen - Evolvability, the Built Environment and Open Science

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                      Jonathan Eisen is an evolutionary biologist, currently working at University of California, Davis and is the academic editor-in-chief of the open-access journal PLoS Biology. On this episode, Jonathan talks about "evolvability," the probability that organisms can invent new functions. To do this, he has been using genome data in conjunction with experimental information to try and understand the mechanisms by which new functions have originated. Another area of interest for Eisen is the "built environment." We live and work in buildings or structures which are non-natural environments, new to microbes. These "new" environments represent a controlled system in which to study the rules by which microbial communities form. Jonathan is interested in these environments as basic science vehicle and he shares the importance of studying the built environment for science and human health. Finally Jonathan explains his interest in "open science," the ways in which science is shared. At it's core, Eisen wants to leverage cheaper technologies to accelerate the progress of science in a positive way. This episode was recorded at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia on February 18, 2012.

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