Dangerous Liaisons and other stories of transgenic pheasant embryology
Adam Zaretsky is one of a new breed of artists dedicated to exploring the intersection of art and science. Best known for his artwork involving genetics, Zaretsky states “if we are in the process of engaging in auto-evolution, then diversity, the inherent biological love of difference, implies that the human genome should be engineered with as wide a range of genre humans as there are art movements and swanky tastes in the world.”
- Drink coffee, see dead people.
Early last week newspapers across the globe reported a strange finding that linked caffeine consumption to seeing ghosts and having hallucinations. Bad Science investigated, revealing, not surprisingly, some pretty ridiculous problems with the science behind the caffeine claims.
- Runoff Aids Some Egyptian Fisheries, Study Says
In Egypt, agricultural runoffs are actually increasing fish stocks—but let’s remember that just because one industry is benefiting doesn’t mean it is ecologically sound.
- DIY DNA: One Father’s Attempt to Hack His Daughter’s Genetic Code
A father equipped with the skills needed to sift through his daughter’s DNA, attempts to diagnose her, revealing how science has provided hope even in the darkest of situations.
- The Evolutionary Search for Our Perfect Past
In the seemingly infinite drive to understand how we should live, people are turning to the past, a la Michael Pollan. Ever convinced that that our forebears must have eaten better than we do today, maybe should we be asking ourselves whether human’s were ever content with how they lived?
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Originally published January 22, 2009