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November 24, 2016

 

Fully Spread Peacock

Runaway Tail!

One common misconception people have regarding evolution is that the gradual changing of physical forms always benefits the species in question.

October 14, 2016

 

Three neon lights in the shapes of hand. The left is orange-red. The middle is bright green. The right is red.

The Future in the Palm of Your Hand

What does the crystal ball reveal for human evolutionary future? Is it six-fingered hands for everyone?

August 2, 2016

 

microscope image of telomere caps

Living Past 100

Wouldn't you like to live past 100 years old? Science has helped improve our lifespan over the last century, but what about the future?

December 24, 2014

 

drinking buddies

The Genetics of the Hangover

Alcoholism runs in families. So does hangover tolerance.

April 16, 2014

 

A coffee mug filled with roasted coffee beans

Scientists Create Coffee-Chomping Bacteria

Though you may think you love caffeine, you're no match for this custom-built E. coli strain.

November 28, 2013

 

A cornfield with blooms of candy corn.

Sweet Corn’s Not-So-Sweet Rewards

The history of corn is marked by an increase in sweet flavor and a decrease in nutrition.

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.

June 24, 2013

 

A man listening to headphones

The Mystery Of Absolute Pitch

What does it mean to have "perfect pitch," and what factors determine whether or not someone has it?

January 18, 2013

 

cilantro close up

Cilantro: Love It Or Hate It?

According to scientists working at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, the smell of cilantro usually produces a "love it" or "hate it" response.

January 4, 2013

 

two stuffed animal bears sitting outside

The Genetic Relationships Between Bears

Researchers at Penn State University and the University of Buffalo have completed the most in-depth bear DNA study to date.

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