Archive for ‘evolution’

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

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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

October 21, 2016

Neandertal DNA Affects Modern Ethnic Difference in Immune Response – Scientific American

Two studies may explain why people of African descent respond more strongly to infection, and are more prone to autoimmune diseases

Source: Neandertal DNA Affects Modern Ethnic Difference in Immune Response – Scientific American

October 5, 2016

The Making of California’s Mini-Mammoths – Scientific American Blog Network

A lucky find changes the story of how Channel Islands mammals came to be so small

Source: The Making of California’s Mini-Mammoths – Scientific American Blog Network

October 5, 2016

Read My Beard–Lizards Change Neck Color to Chat – Scientific American

The central bearded dragon can rapidly shift its body color to soak up extra sun or cool off, while using its neck color to communicate with other lizards.

Source: Read My Beard–Lizards Change Neck Color to Chat – Scientific American