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ancient DNA
ancient DNA

DNA From Ancient Skeletons Is Changing What We Know About Our Ancestors

"We should be humble, and not think that our gut impressions of the world around us are reliable."
Shayla Love
3.27.18
octopus
octopus

Octopuses’ Crazy DNA Can Tell Us Some Valuable Stuff About Biology Overall

"They’re ‘the road not traveled’ to intelligence."
Shayla Love
3.16.18
forensic science
forensic science

Bite-Mark Matching Falsely Imprisoned These Men For Rape and Murder

The claim that a suspect's teeth can be matched to a mark on a body is junk forensic science, but it still put innocent people in jail.
Shayla Love
2.27.18
after death
after death

If Your Cells Continue to Function, What Does it Mean to Die?

"Am I my liver, my stomach, my kidney? All these things still work when I am dead."
Shayla Love
2.21.18
To The Bone
To The Bone

Ancient Skeletons Might Explain One of Humanity's Worst Epidemics

After stumbling on a mass burial site, "paleopathologists" use ancient DNA to tackle a 400-year-old mystery.
Shayla Love
1.15.18
longevity
longevity

A Genetic Test Told Me My Body is 34 Years Old

I'm actually 27.
Shayla Love
12.18.17
Holy Shit
Holy Shit

Researchers Tested a Bone from 'Santa' and It’s From the Correct Time Period

It’s the first time a bone thought to be from Saint Nicholas has been tested using carbon dating.
Jesse Hicks
12.6.17
Holy Shit
Holy Shit

Scientists Tried to Edit Genes Inside Someone’s Body for the First Time

Doctors hope the treatment will change this man's DNA and cure his metabolic disease.
Jesse Hicks
11.15.17
evolution
evolution

Neanderthal DNA Could Be Messing With Your Health

Most of us are at least 1 to 4 percent Neanderthal.
Markham Heid
11.7.17
anxiety
anxiety

Just How Much Can You Blame Your Parents for Your Anxiety?

Mom and dad aren't off the hook.
Markham Heid
10.4.17
What's Freaking Me Out
What's Freaking Me Out

We Are All Lab Rats in a Massive Cell Phone Study

Worth a read before you go to bed with your phone again.
Markham Heid
7.7.17
The Human Race
The Human Race

Evolution Isn't Through With You Just Yet

Just because we're in a period of genetic stability doesn't mean we're not still changing.
Cindy Kuzma
5.4.17