We usually view cancer as a consequence of our poor lifestyle choices and unnatural living. However, wild animals don’t smoke, eat burgers or stress about their work assignments. So it begs the question: do wild animals get cancer?
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Kissing supposedly is the highest form of affection, so it seems blasphemy to explain it by chemistry, natural selection, or even mathematics. Let’s give it a try and answer a few intriguing questions: Are humans the only animals that kiss? How did kissing evolve, and what function does it serve?
I often mention in my articles how the body makes proteins, how proteins transport cholesterol, or how DNA codes for proteins. You also might know from food packaging and sports drink advertisements that proteins are an essential part of your diet and you need them badly. This is all true, but do you know what proteins actually are? Let’s zoom in on them.
It’s easy to calculate how many genes you share with your parents, children, siblings, and other relatives. Given the fact that parents pass half of their genes to their children, and siblings share half of their genes, the rest is just math. To determine this, you just have to divide genetic relatedness each time you […]
As a kid, I remember, I was fascinated with how a tree can grow from a tiny seed. I wondered where their bodies came from and how trees get their mass if it obviously is not stored in the seed? My assumption at the time was that all the stuff must come from the soil, but damn, I was wrong.