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Discovering my microbiome

by Carl Zimmer Some people get a thrill from getting their genome sequenced and poring through the details of their genes. I’m a bit off-kilter, [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:43+00:00 January 24th, 2012|

Bedbug on the rampage, again

“Bedbugs sure is evil, they don’t mean me no good. Yeah, bedbug sure is evil, they don’t mean me no good. Thinks he’s a woodpecker [...]

By | 2015-01-13T14:52:03+00:00 January 24th, 2012|

The Mystery of Singing Mice

In late 1925, one J. L. Clark discovered an unusual mouse in a house in Detroit. It could sing. And so he did what anyone [...]

By | 2015-01-13T14:51:49+00:00 January 24th, 2012|

Remarkably Fowl

Not far from my home in North Carolina is the world’s densest population of chickens. They live in small cages, as close to each other [...]

By | 2015-01-13T14:51:23+00:00 January 24th, 2012|

Confessions of a Stone Turner

DIRT BOILS WITH LIFE. Roots, nematodes, ants, termites, worms, moles, voles and snakes tunnel underground. They search one another out in the dark, chasing mates [...]

By | 2015-01-12T15:34:09+00:00 January 24th, 2012|

I Am a Rat and So Are You

Natural selection is stingy in its edits. It takes only three letters to go from “Hamlet” to “ham” and hardly more differences in DNA nucleotides [...]

By | 2015-01-12T15:34:39+00:00 January 24th, 2012|

Wild Beneath the Sheets

Dust rises in the summer air, swirls in the wind and settles back down. Dust covers the plants on the side of the road and [...]

By | 2015-01-12T15:33:28+00:00 January 24th, 2012|