Posts Tagged: national geographic
Dinosaurs are probably out of the question because their remains are too old to contain usable DNA, but according to “an expert on mammoth DNA at McMaster University in Ontario,” recreating woolly mammoths is “just a matter of finances now.”
Of course, there are a million complications between us and restored flocks of passenger pigeons, but who knows what the future will bring?...more
“Different languages highlight the varieties of human experience, revealing as mutable aspects of life that we tend to think of as settled and universal, such as our experience of time, number, or color.”
At National Geographic, Russ Rhymer writes about the value of protecting the heterogeneity of language in a rapidly globalizing world....more
Lots of fascinating science news this week. Here we go.
The IgNobel Prizes were given out last night, and the honored research included a bra that doubles as a gas mask, diamonds made from tequila, and the discovery that an empty beer bottle can cause more damage as a weapon than a full one....more