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Sex Cells and Inherited Trauma – De-Natured

On Nature League, we spend the third week of each month exploring a current trending article from the peer-reviewed literature. Scientific information isn’t just for scientists- it’s for everyone! It just requires a bit of a break down. [CHEERY INTRO MUSIC] For this month’s De-Natured segment, we’re going to look at an article released in […]

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Bdelloid rotifers: a new biological model? | Karine VAN DONINCK | TEDxUNamur

Translator: Amanda Chu Reviewer: Peter van de Ven Good evening. Here you see a little petri dish that we use in the lab with a dry leaf, completely dry, and on there, there are females. Why do I say females? Because that’s their way of life: They live and evolve without males; they got rid […]

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Crafting the Fate of Our Inheritance | Ian McNeel | TEDxBridgetown

Translator: Tanya Cushman Reviewer: Elisabeth Buffard Inheritance. What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word “inheritance”? Money? A house? Jewelry? Maybe a family business? Or maybe Grandma’s glass unicorn collection? Or Uncle Winston’s favorite recliner. Or maybe it’s a particular trait or mannerism, or a way that we interact with particular […]

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DIY Science: How to Extract DNA from a Strawberry – University of Leicester

Pretty much everybody has heard about DNA from the telly and it’s really popular for people to get their DNA tested to tell them about things like their ancestry. But hardly anyone is actually seen what DNA actually looks like, so this is a really quick little experiment that you can do at home, using […]

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Proving the Superiority of Capitalism… With Genetics?

Can we use the power of genetics to prove, using science, that capitalism is better than communism? I wouldn’t have thought so either, yet here we are with this paper, appearing in Nature Human Behaviour. Here’s the setup. In 1991, Estonia gained its independence from the Soviet Union, converting itself from a communist to a […]

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