John Hawks

Sep. 27, 2013

Modern Humans Still Evolving, and Faster Than Ever

Recent evolution has given humans the ability to break down starch and digest cheese. Bon appetit!

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Feb. 01, 2013

Preserving Science News in an Online World

Experts discuss how the internet impacts public perception of science.

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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The Myth of the Woolly Bear

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