This upcoming Saturday (March 30th, 2019) is an exciting event put on in collaboration with the Joseph Moore Museum and Earlham’s Natural Science Department. The Brain Explorers event is an opportunity for people of all ages to come and learn fascinating facts about the brain. Brain Explorers, now in its 3rd year, has always been …

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DNA Degradation and Destructive Drilling

In our third week of research we headed to the paleontology collections room looking for the actual giant beaver specimens.  We found 12 specimens apart from the mounted individual on exhibit in the museum. The specimens consist of a variety bones including a skull, ulna, vertebra, and assorted teeth.  As we photographed the specimens we …

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One Tree to Rule Them All: Using DNA sequences to build a more complete Eagle phylogeny

Our second week of research has turned  out to be a little different than expected.  A campus wide power outage affected where and what we work on, but it hasn’t stopped our research. On Monday, we gathered with other displaced Earlham science researchers at Roscoe's Coffee Bar to work on finishing up designing primers for …

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Students Prepare for Extraction of Ancient DNA

There are several new research projects going on behind the scenes at the Joseph Moore museum.  Sonia Kabra and I, Rachel Wadleigh, are working with the museum director, Heather Lerner, and will be posting once a week about what we are working on.  We will be here for four weeks and we have a lot …

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