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Bone Dusters Paleo Ale Gets A Rockin’ Label

Sometimes you never know where your work will end up. Take this figure depicting the evolution of whales that I created for Jerry Coyne’s book, Why Evolution is True. -- Read more on

Y Chromosome May Protect Against Cancer, Other Diseases

mardi 29 avril 2014 — Biology, Evolution, Evolutionary Biology, Health
Elderly men who have lost the Y in blood cells have their lives cut short, compared with men who still have the little chromosome -- Read more on

California Animal Rights Groups Offer $10,000 Reward for Pelican Slasher


Frog-Killing Fungus Meets Its Match in Hidden World of Tiny Predators

As I reported in a feature story in Scientific American last December , some fungi have been behaving badly of late, attacking bats, plants, amphibians, reptiles, and people with gusto, driving many... -- Read more on

Death Valley's First Life Came by Land, Not by Sea

Relying on evidence from Southwestern deserts, a biologist debunks an evolutionary theory that assumes continental sterility for Precambrian life -- Read more on

Book Review: Nature's Nether Regions

Books and recommendations from Scientific American --

Worm Lizards: Lifestyles of the Limbless

There have never been enough amphisbaenians on Tet Zoo. In fact, the only time I've written about them at any sort of length is in the 2008 (and 2012) April Fool's article wherein they were... -- Read more on

Can Humans Hibernate? Ask the Dwarf Lemur

After a teenage stowaway flew from California to Hawaii hidden in the wheel well of an airplane this week, investigators immediately began to wonder how he had survived the freezing temperatures and... -- Read more on

The Beguiling History of Bees [Excerpt]

vendredi 25 avril 2014 — Evolution, Evolutionary Biology
The first bees existed around 130 million years ago at a time when our own ancestors were small, ratlike creatures -- Read more on

La sélection scientifique de la semaine (numéro 119)

C'était attendu. C'est fait. Des chercheurs sont parvenus à reprogrammer des cellules adultes en cellules souches embryonnaires, ce qui ouvre la voie au clonage thérapeutique mais aussi la perspective d'un grand débat éthique puisqu'on est du même coup dans … Continuer la lecture (...)

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