Under occupation, Danish farmers were banned from raising their home country’s flag. In protest against the Danish flag ban, Danish farmers came up with an ingenious idea: The farmers would raise a new pig breed. The Danish Protest Pig was born.
Virtually all live-born babies grow up to have their own babies. Does this mean human natural selection, hence the evolution of humans, is coming to an end?
Potatoes grown by cloning are cheap and plentiful, but they share the same genetic information, which makes them vulnerable to the same potato diseases.
World Health Organisation estimates worldwide there are 1 billion cases of influenza annually. We catch the flu, recover from it, but we are not off the hook, we can catch the flu again.
Little did the English economist Thomas Malthus know, with the publication of his book in 1789 he was rolling a snowball that would soon turn into an avalanche.
Half a century before Albert Einstein, English naturalist Charles Darwin’s scientific theory of evolution by natural selection founded modern evolutionary studies.
In the first half of the 20th century, Adolf Hitler’s Germany forcefully sterilized or murdered hundreds of thousands of people, whom they found genetically imperfect.
Between the 1890s and 1910s was a period of widespread social activism and political reform across the United States of America.
The identification of signatures of adaptations to such dietary changes in the human genome sheds light on the evolutionary history of our species’ metabolism.