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Want to Tell One Wood from Another? Learn Basic Wood Anatomy

As a long-time woodworker I have an interest in being able to tell one wood from another and in the process of learning how to do that, I've developed…

When did Mitochondria Evolve?

Historically, life is categorized into three broad domains: bacteria, archaea, and eukaryota.  Whereas bacteria and archaea are almost all relatively…

What Is Evolution and How Does It Happen?

What is evolution? In every field of scientific endeavor, there comes now and then a quantum shift in knowledge, a grand denouement of the way things…

Can Gene Editing Eliminate Alzheimer's Disease?

The development of the CRISPR/Cas9 system has made gene editing a relatively simple task.  While CRISPR and other gene editing technologies stand to revolutionize…
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Why CRISPR Technologies Won't Lead to Designer Babies

The prospect of designer babies has been a staple of the dystopian futures imagined by science-fiction writers, evoking fears of eugenics (e.g. Brave New…
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Interview with Biologist Ryan_m_b

Meet a Mentor is a fun series to help you get to know your wonderful Mentors better.Constructive questions and comments are welcome!Today we meet: @Ryan_m_bGive…

Evolution Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Isn't evolution just a theory? A: As opposed to what? Yes, evolution is just a theory, but theories are the foundations of the idea of science. We…

5 Pieces of Evidence for Evolution

Evidence for evolution Here's some of the evidence available for evolution: 1. Fossil record: The fossil record is the piece of classical evidence that…