Songbirds appear to have an extra chromosome in cells involved in sexual reproduction. The extra DNA could help explain why there are so many songbird species
Source: Weird chromosome may have spurred evolution of thousands of songbirds | New Scientist
The muddled political response to very clear climate science is putting millions of people at risk.
Source: The Last Time There Was This Much CO2, Trees Grew at the South Pole
In the first major policy rollout of his presidential campaign, O’Rourke focuses on one of the most dominant issues in his party.
Source: Beto O’Rourke unveils $5 trillion plan to fight climate change – Alternet.org
In February 2010, the Indian government placed an indefinite moratorium on the commercial release of Bt brinjal. Prior to this decision, …
Source: Bt Brinjal Illegally Growing in India: Who Is Really Pulling the Strings?
The study of the eonic effect helps to understand the beginnings of science in the ‘axial’ interval of the eonic sequence…
World History and the Eonic Effect
I gave a lecture recently at the Hellenic Library at Bellflower, California. I spoke about the Antikythera Mechanism: a 2,200 years-old computer that predic
Source: Time Machine: Re-Visiting the Golden Age of Greek Science
Strolling paw to foot with Yuni in the Rockies, I wonder: will be ever know the difference between a wolf and a dog?
Source: Will we ever know the difference between a wolf and a dog? | Aeon Ideas
This week’s “we thought it was junk but it turned out to be crucial” study comes with the added bonus that the so-called “junk” is also species-specific / taxonomically restricted. The general topic is tandemly repeated satellite DNA in the much studied fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. These sate
Source: Satellite DNA is Essential and Species-Specific in Drosophila melanogaster | Uncommon Descent