Q: I'm just curious why we humans are the only species on this planet that have to manufacturer clothing to protect us from the elements, use fire to cook our food, feel the need to create things that are of no true practical use other than entertainment, explore beyond our planet or even speculate the meaning or the workings of the universe, etc... if we are truly naturally evolved on this planet, wouldn't we have evolved in a way that would preclude us having to find artificial means to survive?Read the answer...
Take two parasites and call me in the morningJuly 26, 2014
Two recent papers suggest that some parasites may be good for us. UBC botanist Laura Wegener-Parfrey and Julius Lukeš of the Canadian Centre for Advanced Research question our traditional perception of intestinal parasites. The papers offer a systematic review of cases where humans have deliberately ingested parasites for research and suggest that certain parasites could have beneficial effects on conditions such as Crohn's disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. More at Science Media Centre of Canada.In Other News:
- Unlocking the secrets of amber’s toughness
- How salmon evolve to beat the heat
- A breakthrough for organic reactions in water
- New horned dinosaur reveals unique wing-shaped headgear