Archives for February 19, 2008

Fidel Castro Will Step Down Sunday

Fidel Castro Will Step Down SundayCuba’s ailing leader Fidel Castro has announced he will not accept another term as president, ending the communist revolutionary’s 49 years in power. [Details: BBC]

Evolution, Cuisine and Romance

Greg Is Doing a Cafe Scientifique… “Evolution, Cuisine and Romance” This Tuesday at the Bryant-Lake Bowl

Minnesota Blogs

If you want to keep up on local events and conversations related to biology, evolution/creationism, secular vs. religious politics, and many other issues, and you live in Minnesota, well, you can read my blog faithfully every day. But if you want more (and you should), here is a list of Minnesota based blogs that are…

The Potato and Human Evolution

Fallback foods are the foods that an organism eats when it can’t find the good stuff. It has been suggested that adaptive changes in fallback food strategies can leave a more distinct mark on the morphology of an organism, including in the fossil record, than changes in preferred food strategies. This assertion is based on…

Comparing living chimpanzees to living humans, in reference to the species that gave rise to these two closely related species, is one way to frame questions about the evolution of each species.