Happy Thanksgiving, dear readers! In honor of the holiday, I’m posting a link to an old piece of mine–a slideshow about the genomes of many of the ingredients that make up a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
Archives for November 2012
In this edition: the extreme female brain, virtual reality for amputees, and neon honey. * Businessweek wins the post-Sandy, magazine-cover sweepstakes. * Could oysters protect us from the next Sandy? * Eating disorders: an outgrowth of the “extreme female
As most of you know by now, I’ve been working on a book about biotechnology and animals for the last three years. It’s been a long, rewarding journey–and one that sometimes seemed like it would
I just wrote a story for the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative about a new study of the intestinal bacteria of autistic children. A team of Australian researchers studied more than 50 children with autism and discovered
Another week, another talking animal. Just last week I wrote about NOC, the beluga whale that had learned to mimic the sound of human voices. Now we get a report of an Asian elephant who