Jack's blog consists of random thoughts, found items, philosophy and humor.
I've been in the company of cats for decades and I didn't know some of this.
Richard Dawkins, J. Craig Venter, Nobel laureates Sidney Altman and Leland Hartwell, Chris McKay, Paul Davies, Lawrence Krauss, and The Science Network's Roger Bingham discuss the origins of life, the possibility of finding life elsewhere, and the latest development in synthetic biology.
Seahorses: Bad at swimming and eating, but masters of romance. Good one, evolution.
Honoring natural selection's most awkward creations. Go home, evolution, you are drunk.
A new groundbreaking hypothesis counters popular evolutionary thinking that living organisms evolve by adding genes rather than discarding them. The new theory --"Black Queen Hypothesis" --suggests some species are surviving by discarding genes and depending on other species "to play their hand.According to the hypothesis, evolution pushes microorganisms to lose essential functions when there is another species around to perform them. This idea counters popular evolutionary thinking
Hank introduces us to another amazing organism - the "immortal jellyfish," Turritopsis dohrnii - and explains how it can extend its life cycle indefinitely through a process known as transdifferentiation.