The Accidental Species: Misunderstandings of Human Evolution, by Henry Gee, University of Chicago, RRP£18/$26, 224 pages Why Dogs Hump and Bees Get Depressed, by Marc Bekoff, New World Library, RRP£13.99/$15.95, 320 pages The Gap: The Science of
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4-book review - 2 arguing that humans are not special and the third arguing that mental time travel, theory of mind, intelligence, culture and morality is what makes us special. The fourth focusses on our ability to cooperate extensively.
This eight minute song is a beautiful combination of arranged harmonies, rhythms and bass lines and thus helps to slow the heart rate, reduce blood pressure and lower levels of the stress. The song features guitar, piano and electronic samples of natural soundscapes. A study was conducted on 40 women, who were connected to sensors and…
Drake postponed sailing against the Spanish Armada till his game of bowls was over, Nero preferred his lyre to ARP duty, Belshazzar’s feast was rudely interrupted. In that appealing branch of mythology which counterpoints the trivial with the catastrophic, the cooks on HMS Sheffield . . .
As the Sochi Olympics begin, a new exhibition examines the first collision of art, sport and politics in Russia.
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The Soviets developed the Spartakiad workers’ games, first held in 1928, which provided the opportunity for mass displays of fizkultura – an amalgam of parades, artistic gymnastics, sport, music and dance. The Soviet Union did not take part in the Olympics until 1952.
At first glance, a tree could not be more different from the caterpillars that eat its leaves, the mushrooms sprouting from its bark,…
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Life is full of complex structures that evolve time and again. Individual cells have united to form many-celled creatures like animals and plants on dozens of separate occasions. The same is true for eyes, which have independently evolved time and again. But the eukaryotic cell is a one-off innovation. In 1905, the Russian biologist Konstantin Mereschkowski first suggested that some parts of eukaryotic cells were once endosymbionts—free-living microbes that took up permanent residence within other cells. He thought the nucleus originated in this way, as did the chloroplasts that allow plant cells to harness sunlight. He missed the mitochondria, but the American anatomist Ivan Wallin pegged them for endosymbionts in 1923. These ideas were ignored for decades until an American biologist—the late Lynn Margulis—revived them in 1967. In a radical paper, she made the case that mitochondria and chloroplasts were once free-living bacteria that had been sequentially ingested by another ancient microbe. In 1977, microbiologist Carl Woese had the bright idea of comparing different organisms by sequencing their genes. Woese focused on 16S rRNA, a gene that is involved in the essential task of making proteins and is found in all living things. There were bacteria and eukaryotes and the third type consisted of an obscure bunch of prokaryotes that had been found in hot, inhospitable environments. Woese called them archaea, from the Greek word for ancient. In 2004, Maria Rivera and James Lake and in 2007, James McInerney found that eukaryotes are merger organisms, formed through an ancient symbiosis between a bacterium and an archaeon. There is a gut parasite called Giardia and at least a thousand other single-celled eukaryotes, mostly parasites, which also lack mitochon Tria. they are advanced eukaryotes that have degenerated.
Long before I’d had any thoughts about the importance of ceremony, I understood the nature of a cup of tea. As a child in a very small flat with two argumentative parents, a cup of tea – one of the normal eight to ten cups a day – meant that they were getting on or making up: nobody . . .
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