Archive for February, 2013

Meet Your Evolutionary Family

Meet Your Evolutionary Family

Life on earth is symbiotic. We are deeply interconnected with and inseparable from the rest of the biosphere. New mathematical analysis upholds the well-supported model of universal common ancestry.

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Revisiting Chicxulub

Revisiting Chicxulub

A new study brings significant geochronological evidence to bear on the impact extinction theory of the dinosaurs. There is now little dispute that Chicxulub signaled the death knell for this idyllic era of life.

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REVIEW: A Planet of Viruses

REVIEW: A Planet of Viruses

I get to know viruses with Carl Zimmer’s A Planet of Viruses. This unimaginably tiny underworld is responsible for most of the world’s genetic diversity and continues to play a pivotal role in the evolution of life and the planet as a whole.

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