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April 12, 2019

 

The Genetics Behind Dog Breeds

In a preliminary report, researchers found that the personality traits we ascribe to different dog breeds have a basis in the dogs’ DNA.

April 3, 2019

 

How Attitudes Can Change Performance

Sometimes attitudes about genes can affect human behavior more than the genes actually do.

January 28, 2019

 

The Biology of Curls

The shape of hair follicles determines whether human hair is curly or straight.

January 2, 2019

 

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.

August 23, 2018

 

The Twin Within

Are you a twin? No, well are you sure? You could be a twin, but the twin is within, or a chimera.

July 17, 2018

 

Hill Rice: Lost And Found

Hill Rice, a once popular grain among African-American communities, was thought to have been extinct.

June 4, 2018

 

Turkeys Need Wingmen Too

A UC Berkeley study shows that wild male turkeys operate using cooperative courtship between dominant and subordinate males.

January 18, 2018

 

A pea plant (Pisum sativum).

Modern Biology in a Monastery Garden

Gregor Mendel built the foundation for our understanding of genetics.

November 24, 2016

 

Peacocks are great examples of Fischer's Runaway Model which explains how over many generations, certain aspects like longer wings on birds is more attractive, yet less useful for actually flying.

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

 

Could humans ever evolve away from five-fingered hands?

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?

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