Thanks, Daily Kos. Well, not really. You’ll see why in a minute, but first here’s the background. There’s a general impression out there that the political right is associated with the antiscience that includes anthropogenic global warming denialism, denial of evolution, and denial of aspects of reproductive biology that don’t jibe with their religious beliefs,…
How Evolution works
The mechanisms of evolution explained in one video.
The theory of evolution explains how the enormous variety of life could come into existence. How it is possible for primitive life forms to spawn the millions of different creatures, that exist today. Unfortunately, evolution is often misunderstood, because it's mechanisms seem counter intuitive. By using visualizations, infographics and appealing characters, the viewer is more likely to understand it the complex
Some weird things are happening with our mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). Mutations in mtDNA don't seem to be random, as David Samuels and his colleagues from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine found when they compared mtDNA obtained from ten different tissues from unrelated individuals. When we talk about our ‘genomes’ we usually mean the full complement of all our nuclear DNA divided into 23 pairs of chromosomes. However, our nuclei are not the only source of DNA in our
Three infectious disease hot spots – Blank map credit www.free-world-maps.com # 8088 Quick updates on three infectious disease stories we’ve been following this week. First, from Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection, we get an update that indicates that while the investigation continues, no new cases beyond the two imported cases have been identified in Hong Kong. 13 December 2013 Epidemiological investigation and follow-up
Quando un bambino di pochi mesi piange in cerca di attenzioni è meglio dargli retta? Dipende dal bambino. Un nuovo studio pubblicato sulla rivista Plos One dimostra infatti che già a quattro mesi di vita, i neonati sarebbero in grado di ricordare a lungo i piccoli stress di natura socio-emozionale, a cui vengono sottoposti ad esempio quando attendono che un adulto soddisfi i loro bisogni. In che modo l'esperienza influenzerà le loro azioni, però, dipende interamente