Universal Darwinism
Universal Darwinism (also known as generalized Darwinism, universal selection theory,or Darwinian metaphysics) refers to a variety of approaches that extend the theory of Darwinism beyond its origina...
Universal Darwinism - Wikipedia
Calls vs. Balls: "Monkey Balls" Show Why Men Overcompensate
Howler monkeys are about the size of a small dog, weighing around seven kilos, yet they are among the loudest terrestrial animals on the planet, and can roar...
How Funny Is This Word? The 'Snunkoople' Effect
How do you quantify something as complex and personal as humour? University of Alberta researchers have developed a mathematical method of doing just that—and it might not be quite as personal as we t...
The Battle Between Gravity and Quantum Physics
At present physicists have two separate rulebooks explaining how nature works. There is general relativity, which beautifully accounts for gravity and all of the things it dominates: orbiting planets,...
Calls Vs. Balls: Monkeys With More Impressive Roars Produce Less Sperm
Howler monkeys are about the size of a small dog, weighing around seven kilos, yet they are among the loudest terrestrial animals on the planet, and can roar at a similar acoustic frequency to tigers....
Researchers Develop Novel Theoretical Approach To Reduce Antibiotic Resistance
It is estimated that each year in the United States 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to one or more types of antibiotics, and at least 23,000 people will die because ...
How to Really Eat Like a Hunter-Gatherer: Why the Paleo Diet Is Half-Baked
We are not biologically identical to our Paleolithic predecessors, nor do we have access to the foods they ate. And deducing dietary guidelines from modern foraging societies is difficult because they...
New Form Of DNA Modification May Carry Inheritable Information
Scientists at the University of Chicago, Harvard University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have described the surprising discovery and function of a new DNA modification in insects, worms and alg...
Genetic study reveals 30% of white British DNA has German ancestry
The Romans, Vikings and Normans may have ruled or invaded the British for hundreds of years, but they left barely a trace on our DNA, the first detailed study of the genetics of British people has rev...
DNA reveals history of buried slaves
Slaves buried in the Caribbean came from different African groups
First digital animal will be perfect copy of real worm
Next year the world's first digital animal will be born inside a computer. Could its descendants be conscious? The bot's artificial brain has the same number of cells as a real nematode brain, and the...
Synthetic enzymes hint at life without DNA or RNA
Enzymes that don't exist in nature have been made from genetic material that doesn't exist in nature either, called XNA, or xeno nucleic acid. It's the first time this has been done and the results re...
Paleo Diet Recipes
Your source for great Paleo recipes. If you find it hard to come up with great Paleo meal ideas, you're at the right place.
This Is the World's First Working Cell Made From Plastic
Scientists have long been toiling to create artificial life, managing to produce man-made cell walls and even synthetic DNA. But now, a team of chemists has produced a functioning cell made from polym...
Creating the first virtual organisms: the OpenWorm digital life project
OpenWorm is an open-source project that aims to create a virtual nematode worm in a computer. Their GitHub wiki and code make it easy for anyone with coding skills to get involved. Provided these proj...
Artificial life - HIV life cycle: How HIV infects a cell and replicates itself using reverse transcriptase
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, HHMI's BioInteractive Animations: „HIV life cycle -- How HIV infects a cell and replicates itself using reverse transcriptas...
Genetic variability
Genetic variability is a measure of the tendency of individual genotypes in a population to vary from one another. Variability is different from genetic diversity, which is the amount of variation see...
Selection
In the context of evolution, certain traits or alleles of genes segregating within a population may be subject to selection. Under selection, individuals with advantages or "adaptive" traits tend to b...
Selection - Wikipedia
Heredity
Heredity is the passing of phenotypic traits from parents to their offspring, either through asexual reproduction or sexual reproduction. This is the process by which an offspring cell or organism acq...
Heredity - Wikipedia
Artificial life
Artificial life (often abbreviated ALife or A-Life) is a field of study and an associated art form which examine systems related to life, its processes, and its evolution, through the use of simulatio...
Evolutionary computation
In computer science, evolutionary computation (a.k.a. evolutionary computing) is a subfield of artificial intelligence (more particularly computational intelligence) that can be defined by the type of...
Evolutionary robotics
Evolutionary robotics (ER) is a methodology that uses evolutionary computation to develop controllers for autonomous robots. Algorithms in ER frequently operate on populations of candidate controllers...
Evolutionary robotics - Wikipedia
Genetic algorithm
In the field of artificial intelligence, a genetic algorithm (GA) is a search heuristic that mimics the process of natural selection. This heuristic (also sometimes called a metaheuristic) is routinel...
Molecular evolution
Molecular evolution is a change in the sequence composition of cellular molecules such as DNA, RNA, and proteins over long periods of time. Molecular biology attempts to explain the biological change...
Neural Darwinism
Neural Darwinism, a large scale theory of brain function by Gerald Edelman, was initially published in 1978, in a book called The Mindful Brain (MIT Press). It was extended and published in the 1989 b...
Quantum Darwinism
Quantum Darwinism is a theory claiming to explain the emergence of the classical world from the quantum world as due to a process of Darwinian natural selection; where the many possible quantum states...
The Battle Between Gravity and Quantum Physics
At present physicists have two separate rulebooks explaining how nature works. There is general relativity, which beautifully accounts for gravity and all of the things it dominates: orbiting planets,...
Calls Vs. Balls: Monkeys With More Impressive Roars Produce Less Sperm
Howler monkeys are about the size of a small dog, weighing around seven kilos, yet they are among the loudest terrestrial animals on the planet, and can roar at a similar acoustic frequency to tigers....
How to Really Eat Like a Hunter-Gatherer: Why the Paleo Diet Is Half-Baked
We are not biologically identical to our Paleolithic predecessors, nor do we have access to the foods they ate. And deducing dietary guidelines from modern foraging societies is difficult because they...
MegaSeadramon X
Digimon (デジモン Dejimon, branded as Digimon: Digital Monsters, stylized as DIGIMON), short for "Digital Monsters" (デジタルモンスター Dejitaru Monsutā), is a Japanese media franchise encompassing virtual pet toy...