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How Can We Quantify the Strength of Migratory Connectivity?

Technological advancements in the past 20 years or so have spurred rapid growth in the study of migratory connectivity (the linkage of individuals and populations between seasons of the annual cycle). 105 more words

Methods Papers

Inside the Race to Hack the Human Brain

by John H. Richardson

In an ordinary hospital room in Los Angeles, a young woman named Lauren Dickerson waits for her chance to make history. 5,049 more words

Review: Darwin's Unfinished Symphony by Kevin N. Layland

A version of this review appeared in Issue 75 of Cosmos Magazine, July 2017 

The runaway evolution that drove human brilliance

Darwin’s Unfinished Symphony: How Culture Made the Human Mind… 537 more words

Biology

Abiogenesis is impossible

Abiogenesis is basically the belief that life arose from non-life through some unknown, theoritcal, hypothetical, unobservable, untestable and unfalsifiable chemical process.  I call it a… 266 more words

Science

Energy and Matter at the Origins of Life by Nick Lane | Santa Fe Institute

Energy and Matter at the Origin of Life by Nick Lane (Santa Fe Institute Community Event (YouTube))

All living things are made of cells, and all cells are powered by electrochemical charges across thin lipid membranes — the ‘proton motive force.’ We know how these electrical charges are generated by protein machines at virtually atomic resolution, but we know very little about how membrane bioenergetics first arose.

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Information Theory

Sticking Together or Drifting Apart? Quantifying the Strength of Migratory Connectivity

Post provided by Emily Cohen

The seasonal long-distance migration of all kinds of animals – from whales to dragonflies to amphibians to birds – is as astonishing a feat as it is mysterious and this is an especially exciting time to study migratory animals. 714 more words

Methods Papers

Ted Talk: What separates us from chimpanzees? | Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall · Primatologist; environmentalist

Jane Goodall, dubbed by her biographer “the woman who redefined man,” has changed our perceptions of primates, people, and the connection between the two. 33 more words

The Muslim Times