Friday coffee break: Flightless Archaeopteryx, and life without antibiotics

Turkish Coffee

Here’s what we’ll be talking about while we wait in line for a latte.

From Sarah: Is is possible that Archaeopteryx was actually losing its ability to fly? Pink fairy armadillos are way cuter than the “regular” kind.

From CJ: Slowing cricket calls down to the frequency range of human voices makes for some trippy tones. And it looks like a virus that has been killing hundreds of dolphins off the U.S. east coast may be striking whales, too.

From Amy: DNA from the body of a boy who died during the last ice age includes markers linked to modern European and American Indian populations.

From Jeremy, a whole raft of stuff this week about antibiotic use and abuse: U.S. states with higher rates of antibiotic prescription have more obesity. The evolution of antibiotic-resistant bacteria could dramatically restrict modern medicine. Here’s what working physicians are doing to prevent that.

2 comments on “Friday coffee break: Flightless Archaeopteryx, and life without antibiotics

  1. Dragnfli says:

    If you think about it, why do farmers give livestock antibiotics? It’s not to keep them from getting sick, it’s to make them grow bigger and fatter faster. Duh!

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