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  1. Definitely the fetal pig dissection.
  2. I had to wonder about that, I tend to drink the most water at meals, greater than 40 ounces sometimes, but had never considered its effect on stomach enzymes. Thanks for the additional view on it.
  3. Some can be, but for the most part no. I think but could be wrong: do melanomas resemble moles when they first start to develop?
  4. My father and brothers also have moles in similar places on their heads, but I don't remember if both of the boys had the mark at birth or not...I know that not all moles are there from birth, it's not uncommon at all to develop new ones.
  5. I have had 'hyper hydration' experiences before before (go here for more info on it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_intoxication), it can make your heart arrythmatic, among other effects and is pretty darn scary when you get to a critical point. When I had an episode it has been the result of drinking a LOT of water in a very short period of time, not simply drinking more than average all day long.
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    The first time I took the SAT some jokester thought it would be funny to keep pulling the fire alarm, again and AGAIN, we ended up evacuating the building three times in the pouring rain, I'm still amazed that they didn't invalidate the scores.
  7. I've wondered that too, especially for mammalian herbivore, whose teeth are worn down so progressively. I have read from several sources that the most common NATURAL (excluding human influences) cause of death for elephants is simply reaching old age with their teeth worn down so far that they can no longer eat enough to sustain themselves. It definitely seems like replacement teeth would be an advantage, but maybe that never evolved since the senescence occurs after their peak reproductive years?
  8. There are tons of factors working against 'resurrecting' dinosaur genes, everything from atomospheric composition to bacterial evolution. This book gives a GREAT study of it, I highly recommend it: The Science of Jurassic Park and the Lost World, by Rob Lasalle and David Lindley http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0060977353/qid=1116371470/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/104-6157591-3932749
  9. Here's a good biology one: http://www.bioteach.ubc.ca/ I'll try to dig out some more that I used to review for the AP Bio test last year.
  10. Wow, what course did you have him for? Do you know if he's still teaching? Just curious, I wasn't sure exactly how old he is.
  11. Pretty much all anorexia is self-inflicted, it's just that some people embrace the lifestyle and some truly feel they can't escape from it, it's a psychological disorder extremely similar to OCD. But you're right, the images on 'pro-ana' sites are really disturbing. There have been several petitioning campaigns to webservers to have them banned, but none have been successful, obviously.
  12. Are planning on testing a male using the same criteria? If so, what "kind" of male (age, size, etc)? The genders have many different developmental rates, both psychological and physical, so it would be hard to find a 'control' to match your test subject specifically (and that's not even considering the very good point made about about how one random teenager really isn't representative of anything except for herself.)
  13. You're right, it can be dangerous to introduce a lot of food right away when someone is in a state of starvation, people who treat patients with eating disorders call it 'refeeding syndrome'. It's slightly ironic that your body needs nutrition desperately yet food can trigger fatal consequences because the systems are so out of whack. I think that the word for what Hyebeh was describing about osmolarity and ion ratios is 'hypophosphatemia'. It's a big problem for treating starved patients. Here is a website with a lot of good information: http://www.ccmtutorials.com/misc/phosphate/page_07.htm And here is one with a ton of information on refeeding as a whole: http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3624/is_200309/ai_n9255967
  14. Happy birthday! Try not to party too hard.
  15. The exact format depends on which test you're taking, obviously the math tests differ from the foreign language ones, etc. (Although there is always both multiple choice and 'free response'). All the info you need is here: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/about.html Just out of curiosity, what grade will you be in and what classes are you considering? I took AP European History as a sophomore and survived, don't be intimidated, the courses CAN be conquered.
  16. Anorexia nervosa is a serious disorder, it is truly a disease and it has the highest death rate of any pscyhological condition. Be careful about ridiculing problems that you obviously have little knowledge about.
  17. Don't stress too much. Last year I had the AP Bio class from hell (we switched teachers halfway through the year, I had to self-teach half the curriculum because we didn't cover it in class, we only did three or four of the labs, etc). I was sure I got at least one essay question entirely wrong, and was unsure of myself on some of the MC, but I still came out with a 5, it's not as hard as they want you to think.
  18. I listen to everything from Sheryl Crow to Linkin Park, but my all time favorite band is Three Doors Down.
  19. Make sure you go through the drive-thru so you don't have to subject yourself to exercise by walking up to the counter!
  20. I got her a card and candy, it always amazes me how mothers can act like even the smallest gestures really touch them. I'm glad there's a holiday for them. Just out of curiosity, when is Mother's Day in the UK?
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