Study participants continued to improve their antibodies months after initial infection, potentially due to exposure to remnants of the virus hidden in the gut.
Source: Immune system mounts a lasting defense after recovery from COVID-19, researchers find — ScienceDaily
Organisms do not evolve blindly under forces beyond their control, but shape and influence the evolutionary environment itself
Source: Organisms are not passive recipients of evolutionary forces | Aeon Essays
How do ants that can’t chew their own food survive? They kidnap other ant species and commit them to a life of servitude
Source: Incredible footage captures the ants that transform other species into loyal servants | Aeon Videos
An anthropologist—and identical twin—grapples with different cultural understandings of twinship.
Source: Do Twins Share Soul – Do Twins Share a Soul? – SAPIENS
Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA.
Source: 2020 tied for warmest year on record, NASA analysis shows — ScienceDaily
Alexander Oparin’s 1924 prediction that origin-of-life research would be solved “very, very soon” hasn’t quite turned out right.
Source: RNA World: Repeated Downfalls, Repeated Resurrections | Evolution News
The UK government has launched its public consultation on the deregulation of gene editing in England. To kick things off, somewhat predictably Environment Secretary George Eustice recently spun a staunch pro-industry line at the Oxford Farming Conference by stating: “Gene editing has the ability to harness the genetic resources that Mother Nature has provided in More
Source: Genetic Engineering, Agriculture and Brexit: Treachery in Our Midst – CounterPunch.org
Not all Neanderthals were ‘cavemen’: half were women. What can archaeologists tell us about how they lived?
Source: What do we know about the lives of Neanderthal women? | Aeon Essays