Carl Zimmer’s recent piece in the New York Times on evolvability is eye-opening. The study involved hundreds of generations of E. Coli evolving, with certain generations being frozen for later comparison:
The eventual winners still consistently beat out the eventual losers, the researchers found. On average, they ended up growing 2.1 percent faster than […]
George Dvorsky elaborates on what is a confusing concept: what do we mean when we talk about the “rights” of those we consider “non-human persons?”
While these animals may not be as intelligent or knowledgeable as humans, their cognitive and emotional capacities are sophisticated enough to warrant special consideration. These are self-aware and self-reflexive […]
Whether these are spoofs or real, the images are just weird enough to be terrifying. There have been experiments to keep dog heads alive. Collies are obedient and intelligent. Combine that with a walking suit of destruction and we all have a problem. (I like the grenade necklace)
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