Mutation bias reflects natural selection in Arabidopsis thaliana 

We have cited a reference to this essay, here’s the link. The discovery of non-random mutations should be front-page news, but the reality is that public opinion is still frozen, and subtly c…

Source: Mutation bias reflects natural selection in Arabidopsis thaliana | Nature – 1848+: The End(s) of History

Ancient DNA helps reveal social changes in Africa 50,000 years ago that shaped the human story

A new study doubles the age of ancient DNA in sub-Saharan Africa, revealing how people moved, mingled and had children together over the last 50,000 years.

Source: Ancient DNA helps reveal social changes in Africa 50,000 years ago that shaped the human story

At Nature: Non-random mutation is acknowledged. What does that mean?  

Darwinism is essentially over as far as the evidence is concerned, as Casey Luskin explains. But it is not over as far as the popular story sold to the public by people whose careers depend on it is concerned. This article in Nature is a foray into honest discussion.

Source: At Nature: Non-random mutation is acknowledged. What does that mean? – Uncommon Descent

The Milky Way Is a Messy Eater. This Map Shows the Crumbs It Has Left Behind  

The Milky Way may seem like a tranquil place, but it has a turbulent past. Our home Galaxy has consumed at least half a dozen other galaxies during its roughly 13-billion-year history. Now, astronomers have begun to identify the remains of its meals smeared across the galactic halo, a huge spherical volume taking in the Milky Way’s spiral and much space beyond.

Source: The Milky Way Is a Messy Eater. This Map Shows the Crumbs It Has Left Behind | Portside

How the Newly Decoded Numbat Genome Could Help Bring the Tasmanian Tiger Back From Extinction

The numbat genome can help scientists piece together the Tasmanian tiger’s genome—and maybe even resurrect Australia’s iconic lost species.

Source: How the Newly Decoded Numbat Genome Could Help Bring the Tasmanian Tiger Back From Extinction