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Chestnut blight
I hadn't heard of this before reading Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver.
february 2016 by nwlinks
The History Of The Hedgehog
@RoryStewartUK's parliamentary speech.
ukpolitics  biology 
december 2015 by nwlinks
Do fish fart?
In case you were wondering.
november 2015 by nwlinks
Why we sleep
Refreshing the mind.
july 2015 by nwlinks
Migration of Honey Buzzards
From the Veluwe to West Africa and back.
maps  biology 
november 2014 by nwlinks
Why can't you remember being a baby? Science explains
The answer lies in neurogenesis. (It says here.)
may 2014 by nwlinks
The Deadliest Animal in the World
According to Bill Gates, humans are in second place.
may 2014 by nwlinks
10 Fun Facts About the Rock Hyrax
"Like elephants, manatees and dugongs, male hyraxes lack a scrotum."
january 2014 by nwlinks
Half of European men share King Tut's DNA | Reuters
Of course, this is only stating that 70% of British men and 50% of European men have a common direct male ancestor with Tutankhamun in the last 9500 years. In fact taking all lineages into account we are probably all descended from any of his close relatives who have any living descendants at all. (King Tut himself is believed to have outlived both his own children, even though he died at 18.)
biology  genealogy  ancestry 
august 2011 by nwlinks
SPIEGEL Interview with Craig Venter: 'We Have Learned Nothing from the Genome' - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International
SPIEGEL: So the Human Genome Project has had very little medical benefits so far?
Venter: Close to zero to put it precisely.

SPIEGEL: You stored a code in the genome of this cell. Has anyone decoded it?

Venter: Yes, it is the first genome in the world to include an e-mail address. So far, 50 scientists have cracked the code and answered us.

SPIEGEL: It took eight years from the time the first bacterial genome was decoded until the human genome was completed. How much time will elapse between the creation of the first synthetic bacteria and the creation of the first synthetic human?
Venter: There is currently no reason for us to synthesize human cells. I am, for example, a fan of the work that was done a short time ago that led to the decoding of the Neanderthal genome. But we don't need any more Neanderthals on the planet, right? We already have enough of them.
july 2010 by nwlinks

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