March now, last post July 2014. Goodness, I have been sleeping. Anyhow, with Symbyartic rallying for a sciart Tsumani, now seems as good a time as any to awaken the blog and scour the archives for sciencey stuff with an arty twist. Here’s a previously unpublished one from me. My better half is a silversmith,Read More...
What Bonobos Can Teach Us
Bonobos share 98.7% of our DNA. Physically, they resemble chimpanzees. But something remarkable sets them apart from their primate cousins, making them an altogether different animal. Bonobos live in almost complete absence of violence; work cooperatively toward shared goals; foster a society that values equality; and engage in prolific casual sex. Could these gentle, promiscuous creatures hold the key to a world without war? Vanessa Woods, author of Bonobo Handshake,
Enjoy the following collection of OPEN ACCESS journal articles from the world of cancer research and development. MET Amplification Status in Therapy-Naïve Adeno- and Squamous Cell Carcinomas of the Lung Schildhaus et al. Clinical Cancer Research. $ARQL ANG4043, a Novel Brain-Penetrant Peptide–mAb Conjugate, Is Efficacious against HER2-Positive Intracranial Tumors in Mice Regina et al. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. (Angiochem) High HER2 Expression Correlates with Response to […]
Sharing Is Caring?
“Share your toys and your treats!” Sharing is just about the first priority on the curriculum of life and school. But is that why we do it, because we’re told to? Or are there other motivations at play? And is it a uniquely human trait? For that matter, is sharing truly selfless, or is there a calculation of future gain inherent in the process? Anthropologist Brian Hare looks to the behavior of our primate cousins to tease apart the generality of and