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5 geckos die during Russian space mission to study sexual behavior.

The Guardian reports that 5 geckos have died after being sent into space by Russia to study zero-gravity and sexual behavior. 

The federal space agency released 

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Epigenetics: Taking Control of the Music

When I try to explain epigenetics to someone, I like to use the musician metaphor. Your genes are the sheet music and how your body reads those genes, that is your body acting like a musician, making those notes it’s own. 541 more words


The immensity of time

We have been looking a fair bit at the history of early people lately. We took a bit of a stab at early cultures in and around the fertile crescent, but it was… 587 more words


Hominid vs. Hominin- Same Difference, right?!

Not so much…


I just reblogged an article about my favorite hominin, and when I was telling a friend about it, she casually asked, “Are you saying hominid or hominin? 294 more words



I am coming back to revisit an element that I examined very early in the process of learning about the color of the spectra from individual materials. 591 more words


PhD to Faculty: #LeakyPipeline

From the NatureJobs blog, a more positive commentary about the leaky pipeline from PhD to a career in academia. Are there too many PhDs? From the article: 126 more words