Mesosaur Scoliosis

Fossil Bone Diseases

Fossil bone diseases found, according to reports in Science (AAAS) News, PLoS ONE doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0185338, 21 September 2017 and ResearchGate conference papers June 2017. Scientists from Poland and USA have found the fossil of a mesosaur, an extinct marine reptile, with a spinal deformity that caused an abnormal curvature of its spine. The deformity is […]

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Choose Your Gender?

Choose your gender? The UK government proposes changing the law to enable people to “self-identify” their gender, according to an article in Christian Concern 25 July 2017. The article states: “A consultation on the Gender Recognition bill, which will be published this autumn, will also suggest ‘demedicalising’ gender identity, by removing the requirement for an […]

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We’ve All Lost 20 Genes

We’ve all lost 20 genes, according to reports in ScienceNOW and Science, vol. 335 pp. 823-828 17 February 2012 DOI: 10.1126/science.1215040. As more human genomes are studied, scientists are finding many differences between individuals. Some of these may be just harmless variations, but others may cause genes to become non-functional. As genome technology improves scientists […]

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Survival of the Kindest

Survival of the kindest investigated at UC Berkeley, according to e! Science News, 9 December 2009. Dacher Keltner, a UC Berkeley psychologist, and colleagues have carried out a number of studies of human behaviour that challenge the “every man for himself” interpretation of Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. Keltner is co-director of the […]

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Soil Superbugs

Soil superbugs found, according to a report in news@nature 19 January 2006 and Science, vol 311, p374, 20 January 2006. Bacteria resistant to many different antibiotics, often called “superbugs,” are becoming a serious problem in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. A team of researchers led by Gerard Wright of McMaster University, Ontario, Canada grew 480 […]

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Sickle Cell Malaria Survival

Sickle cell malaria survival secret found, according to a report in Nature News 10 November 2011 and ScienceDaily 18 November 2011. It has been known for many years that people who carry one gene for a disease named sickle cell anaemia have some increased resistance to malaria, and the sickle cell gene is more common […]

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Sexual Preference on the Brain

Sexual preference on the brain, as reported in articles in ScienceNOW 9 May 2005 and BBC Online News, 18 May 2005. A study of brain responses to exposure to male and female pheromones revealed differences between homosexual and heterosexual men. Pheromones are small scent molecules that act as chemical signals to activate parts of the […]

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Sex is Inbuilt

Sex is inbuilt conclude two recent studies of 25 genetically male children with genital deformities who were raised as girls, receiving hormone and other treatments. Dr William Reiner who worked on both studies said “these children demonstrate that normal male gender identity can develop not only in the absence of the penis, but even after […]

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Seven Day Weak

Seven day weak according to a report in New Scientist, 10 July 1999, p53. A survey of 1500 men, average age 33, in Britain, paints a grim picture of stress, permanent exhaustion and lives overwhelmed by their jobs. The New Scientist writer acknowledged that one cause of this problem is the loss of Sunday as […]

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Senseless Sinuses

Senseless sinuses, according to Richard Dawkins: “Another consequence of our own shift from quadruped to biped concerns the sinuses, which give grief to any of us because their drainage hole is in the very last place a sensible designer would have chosen.” He then quotes Australian science broadcaster Robyn Williams quoting Professor Derek Denton: “The […]

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