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November 15, 2013

 

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The Future in the Palm of Your Hand

Are six-fingers in store for our evolutionary future?

November 5, 2013

 

A set of four crocheted brains

Genetic Error and the Big Brain Theory

Scientists believe human brain development is the result of genetic mutations that occurred millions of years ago.

October 23, 2013

 

A cheetah family of five lounges in the sun at the Smithsonian National Zoo

Cheetahs Cut from the Same Cloth

Though some of the oldest surviving felines, cheetahs have the genetic diversity equivalent to identical twins.

October 15, 2013

 

man standing with a cheetah

Why Don’t Humans Have Spots Or Stripes?

Ever wondered why we humans don't have spots or stripes? Well, maybe you haven't, but it is interesting that so many creatures are multicolored but we are not.

April 25, 2013

 

Colorado mountains

What Causes Altitude Sickness?

Many indigenous people live in areas of low oxygen concentration with few adverse effects. The big question is, how do they survive?

February 25, 2013

 

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The FDA Is Restricting Antibiotic Use In Livestock

The trouble is, when antibiotics are used in small amounts over long periods of time, drug resistant super bugs can develop.

December 28, 2012

 

bison eating in a field of grass

How Did Animals Survive The Ice Age?

How did animals respond to the ice age? Ancient bison preserved in the Canadian arctic have given scientists a clue.

December 17, 2012

 

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Why Humans (Not Chimps) Get Cancer

Why are diseases like cancer so common in humans but so rare in chimps?

November 20, 2012

 

red tomato on green vine

How To Find A Tasty Tomato

Scientists have found another reason why modern tomatoes have little or no taste. It's in their genes.

September 27, 2012

 

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Trading DNA Happens In Nature

Wouldn't it be great if we could trade genes with other species?

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