Topic: genetics

Monday, April 14, 2014

After years of putting it off, scientists finally got around to studying procrastination.  An in-depth study concluded that procrastination is a byproduct of our evolutionary development.  So, why do we procrastinate?    Scientists at the University of...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sometimes a really small thing can make a very large impact.  That's what scientists recently concluded when answering one of the age old questions that humanity has wondered since our earliest days on the plains of Africa, how did zebras get their stripes?   Few animals are as...

Monday, March 24, 2014

It’s nearly impossible to go anywhere in the continental United States and not have access to chicken as a meal option.  Chicken meat and eggs have been a standard here for what seems like forever, but it had to start somewhere.  So, who brought chickens to the Americas?...

Monday, February 3, 2014

As we move into the future with more powerful technology and a better understanding of the past we are starting to piece together the past as accurately as possible.  Our origins have fascinated us for nearly all of recorded history and continue to do so today.  With this better...

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Humanity has been fascinated by the concept of longevity.  In the past 200,000 years of residence on this planet we've implemented a lot of technological changes that impact nearly every aspect of our lives.  Our ability to eat food comfortably, stay warm in cold weather, and even...

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Busted door knobs, broken heels, and cracked glasses are a few things that can be fixed using super glue.  The quick bonding adhesive works on nearly everything, perhaps that's why this glue is considered to be super.  As amazing as this glue is it still can't be used to help us...

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Every event in the universe that we have been able to observe is deeply entangled with time.  Time's forward impact has an influence on everything from the forming of distant galaxies to the wear and tear within our cells.  The impact time has on us is called aging.  This is a...

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Right around the holiday season we start to see a lot of top 10 lists that go over all the major highlights of the year. Entertainment, politics, sports, and day-to-day living are all discussed in the yearly recap. So, what happened in science this year?   2013 was a very productive...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Decisions, decisions, decisions!  Our lives are basically a series of decisions, one after the other.  The big and small decisions we make shape and guide everything in our lives.  So, the big question right now is, how does the brain make decisions?    What...

Monday, October 14, 2013

The human nose does some pretty amazing things. It can play vital roles in how we communicate with facial expressions; it hangs out with groovy mustaches, and of course helps us detect smells. So what happens when something goes wrong with it? Can we replace our noses?  We...

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