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Evolutionary Economics and Darwin’s Wedge

Evolutionary Economics and Darwin’s Wedge

Economics is in our nature. But not the narrowly self-interested kind. We evolved to survive collaboratively. Models of us that exclude our interdependence are fatally flawed.

August 1, 2013 — Jag Bhalla
Jurassic Park and the Race for Ancient DNA

Jurassic Park and the Race for Ancient DNA

We are in the small town of Clarkia, Idaho. It’s an ordinary middle-class town by anyone’s standards. I say a ‘town’… just 97 people live here, so as you can imagine the nightlife is usually a little wanting, but other than that it’s pretty normal.

August 1, 2013 — Andrew Jonathan Balmer

Medieval Witch Hunts Influenced by Climate Change

August 3, 1562 a devastating thunderstorm hit central Europe, damaging buildings, killing animals and destroying crops and vineyards. The havoc caused by this natural disaster was so great, so unprecedented, that soon an unnatural origin for the storm was proposed.

November 3, 2014 — David Bressan
More Cool Sh*t I’ve Read Lately

More Cool Sh*t I’ve Read Lately

I’ve been over-posting this month, so I’m going to make my monthly “Cool Sh*t” post short. (See last month’s candidates here.) Below are three articles that offer provocative takes by smart, informed authors on important topics.

September 30, 2014 — John Horgan
A detailed look at the microbes that grow on cheese

A detailed look at the microbes that grow on cheese

My new lab’s paper is out! I had nothing to do with this work (it was submitted just before I joined), but it’s an incredibly exciting study investigating the diverse microbial communities that grow on cheese rinds.

July 17, 2014 — Kevin Bonham
What can teeth tell us about our prehistoric ancestors?

What can teeth tell us about our prehistoric ancestors?

Our distant past is just that: the distant past. It’s this murky place that science is slowly filling in but the landscape still largely exists just on the periphery of our imagination, and it’s dominated by raw, somewhat violent natures.

July 16, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa
TetZooCon 2014: last call!

TetZooCon 2014: last call!

Are you interested in the evolution and diversity of tetrapods? In dinosaurs? Pterosaurs? Herpetology, mammalogy, wildlife photography, palaeoart?

June 25, 2014 — Darren Naish
Wasps Are Our Friends: Part II

Wasps Are Our Friends: Part II

The second in our series promoting the breadth and value of wasps features the gorgeous Orasema, a tiny metallic wasp that lives in ant nests.

June 13, 2014 — Alex Wild
The Most Colorful View of Universe Captured by Space Telescope

The Most Colorful View of Universe Captured by Space Telescope

What do you get when you add a little ultraviolet to images captured by the Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2014? Some pretty amazing images. By utilizing a full spectrum of colour from ultraviolet to near infared, NASA astronomers have created the most colourful deep space images to date.

June 12, 2014 — Carin Bondar

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