Natural Selection

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What were the odds?

I think we’d all agree that no one should have to worry about being run over by a motor vehicle in their own shower. I’m a world class worrier but until it almost happened, it never occurred to me to worry that a stolen car would crash through our front ... [Published LA Jolla Light - 2 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Common Knowledge Makes Us More Cooperative

People are more inclined to take mutually beneficial risks if they know what others know.If you know that someone knows something that you also know, does that make you more likely to cooperate with them? A new study out of Harvard suggests the answer ... [Published Pacific Standard - 18 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

War Is Good!

The two major known threats to our continued existence as a species today are global warming 1 and the possible unleashing of nuclear weaponry during a war .  Regarding the first of these threats, it’s true that the discoverer of global warming— Svante ... [Published Dissident Voice - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Biomimicry enables researchers to change butterfly colours in six generations

Yale University scientists have chosen the most fleeting of mediums for their groundbreaking work on biomimicry: They've changed the colour of butterfly wings.Illustration by Michael HelfenbeinIn so doing, they produced the first structural colour change ... [Published domain-b - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Sound Off -- Aug. 18, 2014

Heads up, people — you aren’t fooling anyonePeople sure aren’t getting the message about the terrible consequences that can occur as a result of texting and driving. I was driving behind a young woman in a black Toyota Camry and she texted all the way ... [Published Brandon Sun - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

The Internet will get worse, before it gets better

The web is in a state of flux; competing cloud standards combined with the growth of the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) and the continual proliferation of devices, applications and operating systems are creating a muddled maelstrom of disorientat ... [Published Forbes.com - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Socrates, evolution, and the word "theory"

by Paul Braterman What's wrong with this argument? More than you think! All men are mortal. Socrates is a man. Therefore Socrates is mortal. It's perfectly valid, meaning that if the premises are true, the conclusion must also be true. Despite ... [Published 3quarksdaily - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Survival run challenges participants

It was survival of the fittest in Holland on Sunday as hundreds took part in the 5K survival race.In additional to the usual running and walking in a 5K, this race included an obstacle course where runners climbed, jumped and made their way through water ... [Published ABC 13 Toledo - Aug 18 2014]
Entities: Natural Selection
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

Nicholas Wade's Blurring the Line Between Science and Fantasy

Michael Eisen is a biologist at UC Berkeley and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.I just finished reading Nicholas Wade’s A Troublesome Inheritance , his latest effort to explain all of his personal racial prejudices in the light ... [Published History News Network - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

News Roundup: Sharks, Natural Selection and Anti-NSA...

InternetPosted by Dan Swinhoeon August 15 2014A roundup of the week’s tech news including Word crimes, Swamp Siri and Ice Cold Tech.Google vs Sharks & CarsSo Sharks have decided they don’t like Google. Well, actually they just like munching on underwater ... [Published IDG Connect - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Survival of the fittest

Chen Zhewei had been unnerved over her weight, and joined the vast crowd flustered by the incessant media and advertising blitzes against obesity.The 24-year-old local student made up her mind and entered into a four-month contract with a fitness club, ... [Published China Daily Asia - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 2 reports

Afternoon Must-Read: Jerry Coyne: Criticizing Nicholas Wade’s Book on Race

Jerry Coyne: Our letter to the New York Times criticizing Nicholas Wade’s book on race : "As scientists dedicated to studying genetic variation... ...we thank David Dobbs for his review of Nicholas Wade's A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and ... [Published J. Bradford DeLong's Grasping Reality with All ... - Aug 13 2014]

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...for me is I could localize in different taxonomic branches the different enzymes that participate at the different conditions," Klotz said. "I could distinguish between enzymes that are known to be involved in these processes. We could watch how a microbial ecosystem's biochemical modules compete under real conditions."
...so it is not easy to search for the optimal design,'' said Hui Cao, professor of applied physics and of physics, who also worked on the study. "This is why we can learn from nature, which has obtained the optimal solutions in many cases via natural evolution over millions of years."
"They are about the same things women go through now," said another actress. "Loss, fire, birth. The situations, the loves, the experiences are still here. Nothing changes."

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What were the odds? [Published LA Jolla Light - 2 hours ago]
Digital Transformation, Innovation, Optimizatio... [Published Wired News - 12 hours ago]
Back in the Day When Eugenics was Cool [Published Cutting Edge News - 16 hours ago]
Study reveals dynamics of microbes and nitrate [Published Environmental Research Web - 16 hours ago]
Common Knowledge Makes Us More Cooperative [Published Pacific Standard - 18 hours ago]
Biological information: New perspectives from i... [Published Human Events Online - 18 hours ago]
Why the stock market doesn’t always work [Published Money Week - 20 hours ago]
PMS Won’t Ruin Your Marriage [Published Daily Beast - 22 hours ago]
War Is Good! [Published Dissident Voice - Aug 19 2014]
Ones to watch [Published Taranaki Daily News - Aug 19 2014]
Evolution of the African pygmy phenotype [Anthr... [Published PNAS - Aug 19 2014]
Republicans want Sprouse-McDavid to replace Rai... [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 18 2014]
Letters: Coulter raised a good point [Published Florida Times-Union - Aug 18 2014]
The problem of animal suffering [Published Examiner.com - Aug 18 2014]
Constitutional Referendum: Correcting an Histo... [Published Nassau Guardian - Aug 18 2014]
Biomimicry enables researchers to change butter... [Published domain-b - Aug 18 2014]
'Quilters' stitches timeless yarns [Published Taft Midway Driller - Aug 18 2014]
Sound Off -- Aug. 18, 2014 [Published Brandon Sun - Aug 18 2014]
Why do cavefish lose their eyes? [Pharyngula] [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Aug 18 2014]
Buy Archeage gold to fuel your game [Published Scoop Asia - Aug 18 2014]
The wolf family of Zacherevye: How a Russian fa... [Published Mail Online UK - Aug 18 2014]
Over Crowded Funding: Is The Accelerator Bubble... [Published Forbes.com - Aug 18 2014]
The Internet will get worse, before it gets better [Published Forbes.com - Aug 18 2014]
Upsetting the natural balance [Published Canberra Times - Aug 18 2014]
Simple science is not risk free [Published ABC Online - Aug 18 2014]
Evolutionary Changes Reproduced in the Lab by M... [Published Biotech Daily - Aug 18 2014]
Socrates, evolution, and the word "theory" [Published 3quarksdaily - Aug 18 2014]
8/17/14 6pm Weathercast [Published ABC 13 Toledo - Aug 18 2014]
Survival run challenges participants [Published ABC 13 Toledo - Aug 18 2014]
8000-year-old mutation helps Tibetans thrive at... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Aug 17 2014]
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Why do cavefish lose their eyes? [Pharyngula] [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Aug 18 2014]
It’s another Dawkins question ! Why do cave-dwellers lose their eyes? They’re useless, but are they harmful? Costly to make? Or eroded by rain of uncorrected mutations? I thought I’d already addressed this in a blog post long ago, but I searched, ...
Socrates, evolution, and the word "theory" [Published 3quarksdaily - Aug 18 2014]
by Paul Braterman What's wrong with this argument? More than you think! All men are mortal. Socrates is a man. Therefore Socrates is mortal. It's perfectly valid, meaning that if the premises are true, the conclusion must also be true. Despite ...
The Daily Agenda for Saturday, August 16 [Published Box Turtle Bulletin - Aug 16 2014]
TODAY’S AGENDA: Pride Celebrations This Weekend: Allentown, PA ; Cardiff, UK ; Charlotte, NC ; Doncaster, UK ; Fargo/Moorehead ND/MN ; Kelowna, BC ; Lübeck, Germany ; Madgeburg, Germany ; Montréal, QC ; New Westminster, BC ; New York, ...
Energy And The Economy – Twelve Basic Principles [Published Zero Hedge - Aug 16 2014]
<p>Submitted by <a href="http://ourfiniteworld.com/2014/08/14/energy-and-the-economy-twelve-basic-principles/">Gail Tverberg via Our Finite World blog</a>,</p> <p>There is a standard view of energy and the economy that can briefly be summarized as follows: ...
Deleted Comments Of The Day: How Dare You Call ... [Published Wonkette - Aug 13 2014]
Time for another trip to the slop bucket that is our Comments Queue, and we have a fine variety of the loveliest Dear Shitferbrainses you could hope for this time out. First up, one “DakirSmith” was quite upset with us for slurring fired racist ...
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