December 21st, 2015
While it’s always been considered a bit of a surprise if a baby would inherit its mother’s eyes, or its father’s dimples, we’ve been fairly confident in the idea that everyone gets their mom’s mitochondria. Mitochondria, organelles in your cells responsible for providing them with energy, are made according to their own packet of DNA, called mitochondrial DNA […]
December 20th, 2015
When evolution transforms an organism, it generally doesn’t create a new structure or tissue from nothing.
November 24th, 2015
While tardigrades seem like some weird outlier of the world’s genetic soup, much of their weird abilities may come from the fact that they’re actually blending a number of genomes together.
October 13th, 2015
If you take my children’s word for it, they have the most sensitive taste-buds known to man.
August 3rd, 2015
When you think of a “dairy cow,” you probably picture a large animal with black and white spots, pronounced udder and maybe some small, curled horns.
June 11th, 2015
Domestication is more than just feeding and housebreaking an animal.
June 9th, 2015
Daddy, why is some of your hair gray?
May 12th, 2015
Modern birds have changed in a number of ways since the Mesozoic era.
April 14th, 2015
When humans moved into Europe 40,000 years ago, it’s assumed they arrived with dark skin.