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Xavier's School for Gifted Children

There’ve been a few articles popping up in my feed about a study done in West Australia.  They claim that cannabis use alters your DNA, and can cause mutations in your offspring. 185 more words


death by mutation

radioactive spiders

roam the hospital

© Francis James Franklin 2016

Francis James Franklin has appeared before here at Pure Haiku. He is a fantasy author and poet with a perverse sense of humour, a fascination with human nature, and a passion for Greek mythology, vampires and Supergirl. 34 more words


Genetic Clues Reveal How Giraffes Got Their Long Necks

For the first time ever, scientists have sequenced the genome of the world’s tallest land species, the giraffe. Surprisingly, this majestic creature required only a small handful of mutations to attain its remarkable physical stature and physiology—but these mutations packed an evolutionary punch.

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The Fictional Leader

I spent this afternoon with a great team, putting together what the curriculum for a postgraduate qualification in Learning and Development would look like. We threw out ideas of ‘ 232 more words


A Passion for... the Unusual

“Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual.”
― Ernest Hemingway

The strange… 130 more words


Go Forth and Multiply: How Y-Chromosomal Adam and Mitochondrial Eve spread their DNA to every currently living human

There are seven billion people alive today. The bible has been telling us for over a thousand years that every one of them is descended from just two humans, Adam and Eve. 1,578 more words