Actually, tube worms don't have any digestive organs of their own; they are in a symbiotic relationship with chemosynthetic bacteria, which oxidize hydrogen sulfide gas released by the hydrothermal vent for them. They use the bacteria to obtain all the nutrients they need for growth indirectly. /nerd rant
As for grad school, I'll probably apply next year. I'm gonna take a gap year after college, because I'd like to experience the world as a normal person in my 20s before going on to medical school. WBU?
actually, thermodynamics is part of what we're tested on on the MCAT. We have a physical sciences section, a biological sciences section, a verbal reasoning section, and a writing section. And I had to learn that mnemonic!
Yup. I'm taking a year off before med school to get some sort of job so i can save up money to go. Admissions to medical schools depend on a number of things, including GPA, MCAT scores (the MCAT is a huge standardized test), extracurriculars, research, volunteer work, and interview. The application process is a bitch
Well, even if you don't get a great job right out of school, there's no reason to give up hope. You can always keep applying for better things until you get the position you want!
As for Morm's paleo stuff, he just discovered a new species of fish, and I was there with him when he discovered it! They're looking into it more now, and it looks like it could even belong to a new genus. It's one of the fleshy-finned fishes from a very important time in their evolution, so it's probably a progenitor of the tetrapods. The closest thing to it that has ever been found was in Nova Scotia, so this could be huge if they find more fossils like it!
I'm pretty boring. I'm just about to start my senior year of college, and I'm going down to Virginia right now on vacation, and... yeah, I'll be doing the frantic job searching thing soon enough, but right now I'm just chilling.
I'm sure you'll find something! I know lots of people who have had to fill out tons of apps to tons of places before they actually got jobs, but they all ended up fine. In any case, good luck, and let me know when you achieve success! :)
As for me and Mormoopid, it's great! I just got back from visiting him in Canada, and I had an amazing time. We went hiking, collected fossils, and even climbed a mountain! Idk when I'll see him next irl, but it'll probably be sometime this winter.