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Brains and Ethics

Revived pig brains, memory backups and ethical questions have been in the news. It sounds like a B movie scenario, but the research is quite real. So are the questions. I’ll be talking about research, technology, and why I’m glad … Continue reading

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Early Birds, Unisex Fish

We still don’t know exactly how birds got their wings. Literally and figuratively. But we’re learning more about when and how they started. Scientists in Europe and China found fossils of birds that lived roughly 120,000,000 years ago. Other scientists … Continue reading

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Smoke and Monkeys

Folks in the United Kingdom may be changing their rules for wood and coal fires. Or maybe not. It depends on whether their rules match Europe’s. Volkswagen paid researchers to mistreat monkeys and people. Or maybe not. We know the … Continue reading

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Swatting Fast Flies

We’re a lot smarter than flies, which probably helps us swat them. But the insects are very good at being somewhere else when the flyswatter or newspaper hits whatever they were on. I’ve run into a few reasonable speculations. One … Continue reading

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