Friday, December 15, 2017

Genetics and Immortality

  • Q&A: Neanderthals: The Original Globetrotters
    Modern humans and Neanderthals had a long history together. Many of us still carry the genetic traces. ... Read more...
    Source: NY Times – Science – GeneticsPublished on Monday, December 11th, 2017By C. CLAIBORNE RAY
  • DNA Tattoos Are the Final Frontier of Love
    A nifty new patented technology allows you to take your loved ones with you wherever and forever. Yes, even cats. Talk about “Winona Forever”! ... Read more...
    Source: NY Times – Science – GeneticsPublished on Saturday, December 9th, 2017By MIKE ISAAC
  • A brief history of HIV [excerpt]
    The first of December is World AIDS Day: a day to show support for those living with HIV, to commemorate those we have lost, and ultimately unite in the fight against HIV. To combat this pandemic though, we need to understand how the virus – and the wider virus group – reacts with the human body. In the following excerpt from Virus Hunt, Dorothy H. Crawford discusses the discovery and history of HIV and the ... Read more...
    Source: Oxford University Press – Science and MedicinePublished on Friday, December 1st, 2017By DanP
  • Citizen scientists can document the natural world
    At the start of the 21st century, it may come as a surprise that we still have not catalogued the detailed anatomy or traits of most plants, animals and microbes whether they are living or fossil species. That we lack much of this basic information – how species’ cells are constructed, what their physiology is like, the details of their bones, muscles or leaves – may be remarkable given that the study of comparative “morphology” ... Read more...
    Source: Oxford University Press – Science and MedicinePublished on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017By DanP
  • Modernizing classical physics: an oxymoron?
    Open most textbooks titled “Modern Physics” and you will see chapters on all the usual suspects: special relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic physics, nuclear physics, solid state physics, particle physics and astrophysics. This is the established canon of modern physics. Notably missing from this list are modern topics in dynamics that most physics majors use in their careers: nonlinearity, chaos, network theory, econophysics, game theory, neural nets and curved geometry, among many others. These are among ... Read more...
    Source: Oxford University Press – Science and MedicinePublished on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017By DanP
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