Supporting inspired teaching and learning in the life sciences.

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Fun evolution stories

One of the joys of going to meetings is browsing new science books in the exhibit hall. At the ESA meeting earlier this month, one book I found was In The Light of Evolution, which I ended up reading the whole way home and am still picking up many nights.

New Respect for Opossums

Jon HerronDriving home just now through my neighborhood, I encountered an opossum crossing the road. I try not to think or speak ill of any creature (except maybe some pathogens I've known only too well), but it's hard to avoid the impression that opossums are ugly, stupid, and slow.

Sound Science: Simulating at Blind Youth Slam

One problem with biology labs in general, including our own virtual labs, is that students who can't see are excluded from using them. That's a shame, and something we've wanted to find a way around for a long time. That's how I found myself in Baltimore

Labs, labs, glorious biology labs

Last week I wrote about the new interactive chapters and SimUText features coming for this fall. We haven't neglected our labs this year either.


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Find us at these conferences...

  • SSE
    June 23-27, 2017
    Portland, OR
  • WCSE
    July 5-7, 2017
    London, Ontario (CA)
    July 27-30, 2017
    Denver, CO
  • ESA
    August 6-11, 2017
    Portland, OR
    October 20-21, 2017
    Columbia, SC
  • NABT
    November 9-12, 2017
    St. Louis, MO
  • ASCB
    December 2-6, 2017
    Philadelphia, PA