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Monthly Archive: February 2011

Feb 10 2011

The Science Of Love: A Valentine

When science examines romantic attraction (In other words, love and affection) It uses the methods that serve us so well But hearts can’t survive a dissection. We study, in science, by breaking up problems And looking at pieces and bits Assemble the puzzle to show the big picture— Assuming each smaller piece fits! In life, …

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Feb 08 2011

Of Their Bones Are Coral Made

Full fathom five, or deeper still, At rest within the ocean’s chill The ocean currents may create A home for fish and tiny krill Where war machines have met their fate The seascape changes, day by day As predators now follow prey To chase them into turret caves And places they can hide away In …

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Feb 08 2011

Of Their Bones Are Coral Made

Full fathom five, or deeper still, At rest within the ocean’s chill The ocean currents may create A home for fish and tiny krill Where war machines have met their fate The seascape changes, day by day As predators now follow prey To chase them into turret caves And places they can hide away In …

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Feb 07 2011

Ride The “Headless Monk” Haunted Water Slide!

While laying out the water slide Behind the roller coaster, Some workers felt an icy gaze And so they called a ghoster. If they had called the Scooby Gang (in fact, I think they tried) They’d see it was the guys who ran The haunted water slide They’re honest as the day is long (at …

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Feb 07 2011

Ride The “Headless Monk” Haunted Water Slide!

While laying out the water slide Behind the roller coaster, Some workers felt an icy gaze And so they called a ghoster. If they had called the Scooby Gang (in fact, I think they tried) They’d see it was the guys who ran The haunted water slide They’re honest as the day is long (at …

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Feb 05 2011

Size Matters: The Daphnia Genome

The Daphnia, or water flea, Contains more genes than you or me; Five thousand more at least, you see, The most we’ve seen amass! The Daphnia’s thirty-one thousand genes Allow adaptiveness, which means Its features change to match the scenes As generations pass The Daphnia is closely tracked; As waters change, these fleas react, Evolving …

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Feb 05 2011

Size Matters: The Daphnia Genome

The Daphnia, or water flea, Contains more genes than you or me; Five thousand more at least, you see, The most we’ve seen amass! The Daphnia’s thirty-one thousand genes Allow adaptiveness, which means Its features change to match the scenes As generations pass The Daphnia is closely tracked; As waters change, these fleas react, Evolving …

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Feb 05 2011

The Digital Pack-Rat, Vol. 24

Wow!  Looking back over the archives, I see it has been over a year since my last Pack-Rat post.  I’m certain there are dozens of verses I’ve let fall through the cracks in that time, but now I have at least rescued the ones from January and early February of this year.  If I ever …

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Feb 05 2011

The Digital Pack-Rat, Vol. 24

Wow!  Looking back over the archives, I see it has been over a year since my last Pack-Rat post.  I’m certain there are dozens of verses I’ve let fall through the cracks in that time, but now I have at least rescued the ones from January and early February of this year.  If I ever …

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Feb 04 2011

New Roots On The Family Tree

The salient features Of human-ish creatures, Our sisters and brothers and cousins, Across generations Shows slight variations And species, it seems, by the dozens The picture’s still muddy, As scientists study, Concerning our relatives’ species The task is colossal Inferring from fossils Of footprints, or bones, teeth, and feces The clues, though, are leading To …

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