Biology & Life – Today’s Science Word
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Biology & Life – Today’s Science Word

Life is one of those things we often take for granted. But that may be because it’s just part of our existence every day. It might seem simple to define life as well, but it can be quite complex.  There are several things that scientists agree are essential to call something “alive”. In order for an…

Distal and Proximal – Today’s Science Word
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Distal and Proximal – Today’s Science Word

Have you ever had difficulty describing where something is in relation to others? When scientists discuss where things are on a person or other animal, they also need words to compare.  Two such words are DISTAL and PROXIMAL. Distal means that something is further from either the center of the body or a point of…

The Building Blocks – Today’s Science Word
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The Building Blocks – Today’s Science Word

The most common product of a genetic instruction is the protein.  Proteins are workhorses of the cell, helping reactions to occur and transporting things from one place to another. The building blocks of proteins are AMINO ACIDS.  Amino acids are molecules that can link together like a chain.  On one end is an NH2 (also…