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Not just your usual conference (100 years, Part VIII)

Last weekend, I attended the Centenary conference commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the publication of On Growth And Form by D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson. You might have heard me… 402 more words

History

Saber-toothed cat evolution, new research

This 2017 video from the USA is called Prehistoric Predators – Sabertooth.

From ScienceDaily:

Ancient DNA offers new view on saber-toothed cats‘ past…

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Biology

First Life (Inevitable Life?)

Update #5 to Human Origins: How diet, climate and landscape shaped us

John S. Compton (www.johnscompton.com)

Several recent papers present evidence that life was established early on, soon after Earth’s fiery and cataclysmic assembly had ended and its surface had cooled down into a watery world capable of sustaining life. 1,999 more words

Science

The crucial cortex

University of Oxford PhD student Lance Millar recently ran one of our Brain Spotlight events as part of the Brain Diaries exhibition programme. Here, Lance explains his research into neurodevelopmental disorders and possible treatments. 684 more words

Research

Great tit evolution adapting to birdfeeders

This 2015 video from Britain shows great tits and blue tits at a feeder.

From the University of East Anglia in England:

Evolution in your back garden: …

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Birds

You Have Allergies Because You’re Too Clean

Emma Hazelwood

An allergy is when the body’s immune system is sensitive to a normally harmless
molecule. In most people, this molecule would have no effect, but in those with an… 719 more words

Health