Evolution Debate Again Engulfs Texas Board of Ed

by jeeg 22. November 2013 23:51
Long-simmering ideological objections to teaching evolution in Texas boiled over at a late-night meeting, as the Board of Education extended preliminary approval of new science textbooks but held up one biology tome because of alleged factual errors. With midnight looming, some board members ... [More]

The Genetics of Global Warming

by jeeg 17. October 2013 22:41
Two weeks ago, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report taking stock of the physical basis of climate change. It examines the data on increasing greenhouse gases, rising temperatures, shrinking polar ice sheets, and climbing sea levels—and attempts ... [More]

Earth's Life-Forms Collected to Aid in Genetic Research

by jeeg 6. August 2013 23:56
It took a decade and nearly $3 billion to completely sequence the human genome. Now researchers at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History are helping to tackle Earth's remaining 1.3 million species through the Global Genome Initiative. The plan is to eventually freeze embryos, see... [More]
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