As an "Above and Beyond" activity, you can read and respond to a current events science news story. Each science news submission is worth five Above and Beyond class work points. You may submit up to two articles per week with a maximum of 100 points per semester. News articles are due via this online form by Friday afternoons at 3:30. News extra credit must be from an article that was published within the seven day period prior to the day the article was turned in. Only articles from reputable science news sources will be permitted.
Here are the questions you are requested to answer via the form linked above:
Biology News Sources
Biology News Net
New York Times