Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, have genetically engineered mice with the human version of FOXP2, a gene connected to the development of language.  The result?  The new mice developed more complex nerve cells in the basal ganglia, an area of the brain associated with language.  The gene also…

In this TED Talk, science writer Margaret Wertheim discusses the mathematical patterns of coral reefs and her attempt to recreate them through the art of crochet.  By following a set algorithm, Margaret and her sister were able to recreate the hyperbolic geometry that coral organisms exhibit.  However, as the project grew and individuals began to…

Despite its monumental reputation and importance in unifying the life-sciences by popularizing the theory of natural selection, On the Origin of Species rarely finds itself in many summer “to read” piles.  At over 500 pages, Darwin’s famed book is certainly no short read, but his original text still offers countless insights and surprises for those…

Source: sualk61 / Flickr / All Rights Reserved How did the modern domesticated house cat — beloved pet and subject of countless art works, movies, and internet memes — evolve from its more wild brethren?  The June issue of Scientific American seeks to answer the question using a mix of archaeology, genetics, and good old…

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