Topic: genetics

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

​ Rock concerts, loud parties or just the natural process of aging all have a huge impact on our ability to hear. Once the damage is done, it's too late...or is it? Can we fix our hearing?   The ability to hear properly is vital to the human sensory experience. Traffic,...

Monday, July 14, 2014

Many important things happen every day, but on July 16th, we simply must take a moment to give props to Orville Redenbacher on his birthday!  Of course, we can't celebrate a birthday without some tasty treats to pass around, so we're bypassing the cake and dishing out popcorn in Mr....

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Our brain makes us what we are.  Nearly all aspects of our lives are a product of the human brain, so keeping it in optimal condition is very important.  We're still piecing together the puzzle of how the brain works, so any new discovery goes a long way.  So, what makes our...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Whether you’re building a house or baking a cake, you have to start with the raw ingredients.  In nearly every situation, the basic components build and develop into the final product.  For life, the basic components reside within our DNA and dictate nearly every single thing...

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Camouflage, avoiding attacks, social ranks, and temperature management have all been theories on how these horses went from solid color to vibrant stripes. Science has just concluded what the real reason for these black and white stripes and it comes from a pretty interesting source, bugs! For...

Monday, April 14, 2014

After years of putting it off, scientists finally got around to studying procrastination.  An in-depth study concluded that procrastination is a byproduct of our evolutionary development.  So, why do we procrastinate?    Scientists at the University of...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sometimes a really small thing can make a very large impact.  That's what scientists recently concluded when answering one of the age old questions that humanity has wondered since our earliest days on the plains of Africa, how did zebras get their stripes?   Few animals are as...

Monday, March 24, 2014

It’s nearly impossible to go anywhere in the continental United States and not have access to chicken as a meal option.  Chicken meat and eggs have been a standard here for what seems like forever, but it had to start somewhere.  So, who brought chickens to the Americas?...

Monday, February 3, 2014

As we move into the future with more powerful technology and a better understanding of the past we are starting to piece together the past as accurately as possible.  Our origins have fascinated us for nearly all of recorded history and continue to do so today.  With this better...

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Humanity has been fascinated by the concept of longevity.  In the past 200,000 years of residence on this planet we've implemented a lot of technological changes that impact nearly every aspect of our lives.  Our ability to eat food comfortably, stay warm in cold weather, and even...

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