Are we really close to resurrecting the Mammoth?
How to make a Mammoth Apr 19
The value of seeing things. Apr 13
Peter K. Dearden A month or so ago I got a pain. A nagging, annoying pain in what a doctor referred to as ‘the groinal area’. In a testicle to be precise. Now, as a possessor of a Y chromosome, I did what needed to be done, I ignored it. But it hurt. Now when [...]
Brontosauri are back, or are they?
Science and Impact. Apr 06
Measuring the impact of Science is hard and important, but let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater
Evolving a Whale-Shrimp Mar 31
Our oceans were filled with amazing animals that tell us about the past and the way evolution works.
The strange story of why your dad’s Y chromosome could affect your biology, even if you didn’t inherit it.
Dead Famous DNA Feb 19
Dead famous DNA is ludicrous and misrepresents genetics.
How to avoid DNA Feb 10
How I learned to stop worrying and love DNA
Peter K. Dearden Last week, on Facebook, an interesting article from the New York Times was being shared. The headline read “How Exercise Changes Our DNA”, and, despite the provocative title, the article underneath was pretty good. The article explains how a recent published experiment showed that exercise changes some aspects of our DNA. [...]
Peter K. Dearden I have been doing a lot of travelling recently, and have become increasingly perplexed by the term ‘electronic device’ and what to do with them on planes. Some say turn off all your devices; does that mean heart pace makers, insulin pumps, and calculator watches? Some say you can have small ones [...]