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The biggest critters with backbones are living today: baleen whales. Finding the largest of them started getting harder about a century back. We didn’t quite drive the blue and fin whales to extinction, happily. We’re learning when they got so … Continue reading
Contacting extraterrestrial intelligence, meeting people whose ancestors developed on another world, has been a staple of pulp fiction for generations. Lately, it’s become a matter for serious discussion. I’ll be looking at an op-ed’s take on how learning that we’re … Continue reading
Someone from the Netherlands gained a small measure of freedom after learning to use a prototype computer-brain interface. I see that, and experiments with rhesus monkeys, as a good thing. Communication, Compassion, and a Computer-Brain Interface Looking Past the Prototype … Continue reading
At least one Homo habilis was right-handed, about 1,800,000 years ago. It’s the earliest evidence of handedness in humanity’s history. So far. Our jaws may have started out as armor plate, not gill arches. Paleontologists found a second Silurian placoderm … Continue reading