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Doomsayers Beware, a Bright Future Beckons

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Viktor Koen/The New York Times

John Tierney has written a rather upbeat article entitled “Doomsayers Beware, a Bright Future Beckons” in the Science section of The New York Times reviewing  “The Rational Optimist,” by Matt Ridley which, Tierney says, “does much more than debunk the doomsaying. Dr. Ridley provides a grand unified theory of history from the Stone Age to the better age awaiting us in 2100.”  It seems that we owe all our success, not to our “big brain” or bipedalism, or such, but rather, to, well, commerce.  Business, in a nutshell.
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Your Existence Explained!

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 18 May 2010

LHC collisions at world-record energy

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Dennis Overbye has written an interesting article entitled “A New Clue to Explain Existence” in the Space & Cosmos section (yes, there is a Space & Cosmos section, luckily enough) of The New York Times (online) which looks at new scientific data which explains, well, our existence.  Happily enough.
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Darwin Got It Going On – Yo’, Chuckie D. Is In Da House

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Baba Brinkman

Baba Brinkman/The New York Times

Clearly, this post cannot be avoided.  Our preferred evolutionary biologist, Olivia Judson, has written yet another interesting article, entitled “Darwin Got It Going On” in the Opinion section of The New York Times (online) looking at, unexpectedly enough, the hip-hop/theatre piece by Baba Brinkman entitled “The Rap Guide to Evolution”!!  Quite obviously a MUST for all bipedal mammals, at the very least.
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Judson’s Life Form of the Month – This Month…Trees

Posted by the editors on Friday, 9 April 2010

prickly pear trees

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The prickly pear cactus in the Galápagos Islands, ground-hugging elsewhere, here gets its inner tree going

Like clock-work, our preferred evolutionary biologist, Olivia Judson, writes a fascinating article for that venerable institution, The New York Times, and this week is no exception.  In the Opinion (still!) section, Judson’s latest article, entitled, well, admittedly it’s sort of silly, “Tree-mendous”, looks at, yes, trees, appropriately enough for the season, their life-styles, their history, and their, well, nature.
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Evolving Sexual Tension II – Science Marches On a Bit Further – Gay Animals??

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 4 April 2010

Jeff Koons for The New York Times
Jon Mooallem has written a rather long but very interesting article entitled “Can Animals Be Gay?” in the Magazine section of The New York Times looking at research into same-sex pairing in all sorts of animals, including your favorite albatross, and discussing with researchers their findings, their implications, and the rather annoying habit many people seem to have of generalising from animal behavior to, well, human behavior.

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