Archive for ‘evolution’

April 7, 2019

Think you’re special? A dime-sized spot in the sky proves otherwise.

Here’s a puzzle: What do geese on a warming planet and humans facing godlessness have in common? They have a big decision to make.

Source: Think you’re special? A dime-sized spot in the sky proves otherwise.

February 15, 2019

Darwin’s Apostles: The Legendary Debate – TheHumanist.com

Read an excerpt from the upcoming Humanist Press book by David Orenstein and Abby Hafer.

Source: Darwin’s Apostles: The Legendary Debate – TheHumanist.com

August 17, 2018

Enlightenment Wow: The Humanist Interview with Steven Pinker – TheHumanist.com

The 2006 Humanist of the Year doesn’t need rose-colored glasses to see what’s clear about humanity’s progress. STEVEN PINKER is a cognitive scientist, psychologist, linguist, popular science author, and Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. He has been recognized by a number of prestigious academic bodies, including the National Academy […]

Source: Enlightenment Wow: The Humanist Interview with Steven Pinker – TheHumanist.com

December 18, 2016

Fresh Ideas for Chasing Consciousness – Scientific American Blog Network

Understanding life in the cosmos includes tackling the problem of consciousness—a new institute called YHouse intends to help

Source: Fresh Ideas for Chasing Consciousness – Scientific American Blog Network

December 4, 2016

The Mixed Reality Revolution is here, and it’ll change your world forever – FuturePi – Medium

The past 30 years have set the stage for technological and cultural change at an unprecedented scale. The rise of Personal Computing…

Source: The Mixed Reality Revolution is here, and it’ll change your world forever – FuturePi – Medium

November 20, 2016

Pilot whales babysit each other’s young while swimming in groups | New Scientist

Many calves spend time swimming beside adult companions other than their mothers. Perhaps they are brushing up on their social skills

Source: Pilot whales babysit each other’s young while swimming in groups | New Scientist

November 3, 2016

DNA clues to how chipmunk earned its stripes – BBC News

New research suggests chipmunks and a type of mouse evolved stripes early in their evolution, which may have given them an advantage in outwitting predators.

Source: DNA clues to how chipmunk earned its stripes – BBC News

October 27, 2016

CRISPR-Edited Mouse Genes Helps Us Understand How Snakes Lost Their Legs – Scientific American

“Serpentized” rodents open one of evolution’s strangest morphological mysteries

Source: CRISPR-Edited Mouse Genes Helps Us Understand How Snakes Lost Their Legs – Scientific American

October 26, 2016

New HIV Genetic Evidence Dispels “Patient Zero” Myth – Scientific American

Genome analysis reveals that the AIDS-causing virus circulated in the U.S. as early as 1971

Source: New HIV Genetic Evidence Dispels “Patient Zero” Myth – Scientific American

October 21, 2016

Ancient cave art and DNA reveals mystery species that gave rise to European bison

Combined findings from DNA records and prehistoric cave-art allows researchers to retrace the elusive bovine footsteps.

Source: Ancient cave art and DNA reveals mystery species that gave rise to European bison