Science

Penguin house asking: So who‘s your daddy?

Penguin house asking: So who‘s your daddy?

Sunday Aug 26, 2018 at 5:00 AM Roto and Copper, two gentoo penguins at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Utah, cared for three children together, taking turns feeding them. They are a social pair, just like Coco and Gossamer, a neighboring penguin couple that raised their own chicks. Or did they? We tend to think of penguins as monogamous, with parents forming a bond for […]

Biology: Genetic testing reveals roots of biodiversity, threat of climate change

Biology: Genetic testing reveals roots of biodiversity, threat of climate change

Sunday Aug 26, 2018 at 5:00 AM How do new species of plants and animals form? That question has fascinated biologists ever since it was posed by Aristotle, the parent of biology. Some species appear to increase dramatically over relatively short time periods. For example, more than 500 species of cichlid fish live in Africa’s Lake Victoria and nowhere else. Molecular genetic analyses presented at […]

Female doctor might save your life, study finds

Female doctor might save your life, study finds

By Tara Parker-Pope The New York Times Sunday Aug 26, 2018 at 4:45 AM Aug 26, 2018 at 4:56 AM Whether your doctor is a man or woman could be a matter of life or death, a new study suggests. A study of more than 580,000 heart patients admitted over two decades to emergency rooms in Florida found that mortality rates for both women and men were lower when the […]