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In one of the latest episodes of 'Wild Sex', I discuss the fact that in certain animals the processes of ovulation and copulation are coupled. How very efficient in terms of evolution!
It started in the ‘70s. A pregnant woman with diabetes faced a deeply entrenched medical routine: months in hospital having her blood glucose closely monitored.
Cookbooks illustrate specific views of foods. When they have been recovered as historical documents, they provide insights into how people ate—or rather, how specific people ate. ..
Fieldwork continues to go well: we had a record day on the grid earlier this week: seven carnivores in one morning (plus an unfortunate striped ground squirrel, just for diversity)!
Image of the Week #85, March 25th, 2013: From: This Is The Best Animal Photo I Have Ever Taken by Jason G.
You don't need a gun. You don't need a knife or a machete or an axe. If you find yourself in a post-apocalyptic world filled with shambling swallowers of human flesh, what you really need is good hygiene...
You don’t need a gun. You don’t need a knife or a machete or an axe. If you find yourself in a post-apocalyptic world filled with shambling swallowers of human flesh, what you really need is good hygiene.The resurgence of zombies into pop culture has tickled our morbid curiosity, but has also sparked many nerdy debates about viruses and disease...
It seems that humans have, throughout their life history, suffered from a lot of stress. First there were lions and tigers and bears, then there were other humans with pointy metal objects, and now there are deadlines and traffic jams and bankruptcy...
In case you missed it, The Atlantic ’s In Focus photo blog has a stunning collection of photos that document industrial water pollution in southern China’s “cancer villages”.
What can -- and cannot -- be learned from evolutionFrom an evolutionary gene's-eye perspective, the genes are immortal, and our role, the meaning of life, is to perpetuate the genes...
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