Archive for ‘natural history’

December 30, 2016

The Most Popular Science Stories of 2016 – Scientific American

The presidential election took center stage, but our readers were also fascinated by everything from particle physics and rage disorder to autism in girls and the polar vortex

Source: The Most Popular Science Stories of 2016 – Scientific American

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 20, 2016

Federal Bill Seeks First Native American Land Grab in 100 Years

House bill seeks to take 100,000 acres of Ute tribal lands and hand them over to oil and mining companies.

Source: Federal Bill Seeks First Native American Land Grab in 100 Years

October 10, 2016

What caused the Black Death and could it strike again? | Aeon Essays

Source: What caused the Black Death and could it strike again? | Aeon Essays

October 4, 2016

Send in the Clones: Cloned Mammals Are Just as Healthy as Their “Natural” Counterparts – Scientific American

The first rigorous study of aging cloned animals reveals they are perfectly normal

Source: Send in the Clones: Cloned Mammals Are Just as Healthy as Their “Natural” Counterparts – Scientific American

September 28, 2016

The natural history of whales is written in their baleen | Aeon Essays

Source: The natural history of whales is written in their baleen | Aeon Essays