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Science Has Finally Discovered Why Men Exist

Since in many species, sperm is males’ only contribution to reproduction, biologists have long puzzled about why evolutionary selection, known for its ruthless efficiency, allows them to exist.

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PhD position available

May 2015: Natural history of inbreeding in a cooperative mammal We are looking to recruit a PhD student for an exciting new project investigating the causes and consequences of inbreeding in the banded mongoose ( 78 more words

Niece, cousin and wife rolled into one - meet Mariana

After far too many posts outside of my favourite era, I feel an urge to return ”home”. The 17th century beckons, and I long for men in breeches and coats, lace collars and cuffs, for women with covering skirts, with their hair tucked out of sight. 2,100 more words

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The beginning of designer babies

Keith Hudson

(The following has only been written for possible discussion by those who are already interested in aspects of human breeding, such as the prospect of designer babies and suchlike.  1,054 more words

With Just One Queen, How Do Honey Bees Avoid Inbreeding?


Like other social insects, honey bees live in colonies consisting mainly of closely-related members. However, high genetic diversity among the workers is important for the whole colony s survival because it makes them better equipped to perform the diverse tasks required in the colony, and it means they will likely be less susceptible to disease. 23 more words

With Just One Queen, How Do Honey Bees Avoid Inbreeding?

Like other social insects, honey bees live in colonies consisting mainly of closely-related members. However, high genetic diversity among the workers is important for the whole colony’s survival because it makes them better equipped to perform the diverse tasks required in the colony, and it means they will likely be less susceptible to disease. 354 more words

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Only 3 gray wolves left on Isle Royale, scientists fear they won't survive

The presence of gray wolves at Isle Royale National Park could come to an end soon, with a recent census finding only three remain.

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