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by Piggyfish
Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Biology Books - Suggestions?
Replies: 17
Views: 1851

Re: Biology Books - Suggestions?

Why We Get Sick by Williams and Neese is a good read... I had to read sections for an intro to bio course (Along with parts of Your Inner Fish) last year and ended up reading the whole thing.
by Piggyfish
Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Flu names...
Replies: 1
Views: 417

Flu names...

Does anyone know what the H?N? in flu names stands for? For example, the H5N1 bird flu, or H3N8 dog flu?
by Piggyfish
Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Ski/Snowboard Abilities
Replies: 17
Views: 12709

Re: Ski/Snowboard Abilities

I only get out 3 or 4 days a season, but I can (usually) ski the double blacks at the local ski mountains (though central Pa probably doesn't compare to New England or the Rockies in terms of difficulty...)
by Piggyfish
Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What is/was your college GPA?
Replies: 64
Views: 9738

Re: What is/was your college GPA?

3.82 after 2 semesters at Ursinus College. (Bio/Neuro double major). It's lower than I want because I got lazy in Gen Chem, but at least I have the excuse that I didn't know until later that the class I took was designed for chem majors who took AP Chem but didn't get a 5, and I never took AP Chem. ...
by Piggyfish
Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Furlessness
Replies: 22
Views: 2140

Re: Furlessness

Read this article... it explains the evolutionary theory I tried to explain above...
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Why-Humans-Are-Hairless-and-Sweaty-52233.shtml
by Piggyfish
Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Furlessness
Replies: 22
Views: 2140

Re: Furlessness

As I understand, the reason that humans are hairless is essentially the same as the reason we evolved bipedalism: to run long distances. As people stated above, a large body generates a lot of heat. Hairlessness not only allows this heat to dissipate more quickly, it also allows room for lots of swe...

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