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Glass blown and sculpted model of the golden bellapple (<em>Passiflora laurifolia</em>)
Glass Menagerie, 1863–1936
The father-and-son duo Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka crafted thousands of scientifically accurate models of plants and sea creatures as teaching aids. 
Glass Menagerie, 1863–1936
Glass Menagerie, 1863–1936

The father-and-son duo Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka crafted thousands of scientifically accurate models of plants and sea creatures as teaching aids. 

The father-and-son duo Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka crafted thousands of scientifically accurate models of plants and sea creatures as teaching aids. 

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Glass-blown and sculpted model of the sea anemone (<em>Phymactis florida</em>)
Slideshow: The Lifelike Glass Models of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka
Dan Robitzski | Feb 1, 2023 | 3 min read
The father-and-son duo, the last generations of a long line of renowned glassworkers, crafted thousands of realistic models of plants and sea creatures.
Amidst Uncertainty, Flexibility Is Key in Higher Ed, Faculty Say
Abby Olena, PhD | Jul 1, 2020 | 8 min read
Life sciences professors and other staff make contingency plans for more coronavirus-related disruptions in the coming school year.
an illustration of a laptop computer with miniature desks and chairs on the keyboard
Opinion: Making Online Teaching a Success
John D. Loike and Marian Stoltz-Loike | Mar 18, 2020 | 3 min read
Here are the lessons we’ve learned so far about the keys to virtual science education—including what to do about lab classes.
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Image of the Day: Handheld Science
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 18, 2019 | 1 min read
Researchers create a 3-D printed, portable centrifuge that can be affordably produced for science classrooms.
One Way to Fix Reproducibility Problems: Train Scientists Better
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 28, 2017 | 4 min read
Leonard Freedman, president of the Global Biological Standards Institute, discusses the causes of irreproducible science and his latest effort to spread best practices.
Students Study Their Own Microbiomes
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2016 | 4 min read
Pooping into a petri dish is becoming standard practice as part of some college biology courses.
Q&A: A Taste for Science
Tracy Vence | Feb 9, 2015 | 3 min read
A conversation with biophysicist Christophe Lavelle
Campus Considerations
Matthew Tuthill | Mar 1, 2014 | 3 min read
Career options and research opportunities at two-year colleges are often underappreciated.
Speaking of Science
The Scientist | Oct 1, 2013 | 2 min read
October 2013's selection of notable quotes
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