Friday, May 10, 2019
The music of life--more than a collection of notes
M y composer friend wants to be quite modern about creating beautiful music. He doesn't like to use computer programs for composing but...
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Brains, not brawn, for college!
I t has long been a secret-- not! --that American football is not compatible with having any brains left to do college work. Now there is y...
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Copy cat!! How 'bourgeois' we've become!
I n the sad way that science has become ever more bourgeois, Nature , itself now largely a checkout- counter mag, has a feature editoria l o...
Monday, March 25, 2019
Human Genome Diversity: important to recognize, but not a new issue
A couple of decades ago, several of us, led by Luca Cavalli-Sforza, Marc Feldman, Ken Kidd, and several others (including yours truly), got...
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Tales for children (and lessons for scientists, of all ages)
How the Gene got its Family Reported by Ken Weiss, Penn State University NOTE: The following “Just So” story was found in the posthu...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
More thoughts on animals and even plants.....
I n my previous post , I bemoaned the fate of laboratory animals, in my own experience mice, who suffer all sorts of manipulations, typicall...
Monday, February 11, 2019
Mea culpa, mice!
A nimal research is purportedly protected by university and broader review and approval criteria. The relevant IACUC (Institutional Animal ...
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