We’re not missing the penis bone, we just lost it

What’s that, you say? Baculum is the technical term for the penis bone. Many mammals have one – presumably to aid in sexual intercourse. For mammals that mate infrequently, prolonged intercourse ups the chances that a particular male sires some babies. For mammals that must mate quickly, the baculum provides immediate rigidity. And for all mammals, keeping…

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The gold-star creationist?

The Life Sciences building at the University of Idaho. Photo by jby. Academic freedom is a bedrock principle of higher education—part of the point of having classes taught by working scholars is that, at the university level, students should be exposed to the interplay of ideas at the cutting edge of each field of study, and…

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In flour beetles, coevolution mixes things up

When evolutionary biologists think about sex, we often think of parasites, too. That’s not because we’re paranoid about sexually transmitted infections—though I’d like to think that biologists are more rigorous users of safer sex practices than the general population. It’s because coevolution with parasites is thought to be a major evolutionary reason for sexual reproduction….

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The beef I have with The Paleo Diet

I’ve heard a lot about “The Paleo Diet” lately and every time a popular news source (say NPR or ABC or Fox News or New York Times) does a piece, I cringe a little bit. For those of you who have never heard of the Paleo Diet (from Wikipedia): The paleolithic diet…is a modern nutritional plan based on the presumed ancient diet of wild…

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In flour beetles, coevolution mixes things up

When evolutionary biologists think about sex, we often think of parasites, too. That’s not because we’re paranoid about sexually transmitted infections—though I’d like to think that biologists are more rigorous users of safer sex practices than the general population. It’s because coevolution with parasites is thought to be a major evolutionary reason for sexual reproduction….

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Predatory Open-Access Journals?

Last summer, I worked with NESCent and Google’s Summer of Code to write a small piece of software. I think it’s quite useful for the specific thing it does and some researchers in my immediate peer group who have used it agree. I wrote up a short manuscript describing the program and very quickly got it rejected from Molecular…

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A guide to the science and pseudoscience of A Troublesome Inheritance, part I: The genetics of human populations

This is the first in a series of guest posts in which Chris Smith will examine the evolutionary claims made in Nicholas Wade’s book A Troublesome Inheritance. Chris is an Associate Professor of Evolutionary Ecology at Willamette University. He uses population genetic approaches to understand coevolution of plants and insects, and he teaches the interdisciplinary course “Race, Racism, and Human Genetics” with…

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Hondrox spray – opinioni, ingredienti, prezzo, dove comprare?

Hondrox è uno spray per il trattamento dei disturbi articolari e spinali, disponibile per la distribuzione attraverso il sito web del produttore. Il produttore nota che la sua formula è completamente naturale ed esclude qualsiasi effetto collaterale o controindicazione. È completamente sicuro per lesioni, artrite, osteoartrite, osteoporosi e altre condizioni articolari. Un’articolazione è il luogo…

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Germixil capsule – opinioni, ingredienti, prezzo, dove comprare

Germixil è un nuovo rimedio innovativo che permette in modo sicuro e permanente di sbarazzarsi di parassiti e vermi presenti nel corpo umano. Sapevi che la presenza di parassiti può portare a danni meccanici alla pelle, all’intestino, al sistema nervoso e al fegato? Sottovalutare il problema può addirittura portare alla morte! Se avete sintomi che…

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