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Plants might know when to bloom by remembering seasons

Plants might have some capacity to retain information or, in other words, to form memories, according to a biologist from the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Massachusetts. Susan Lindquist has discovered that a protein found in thale cress (pictured above) acts like a prion. In …


Here's why you can't actually be a vegetarian

In case you’ve forgotten the section on the food web from high school biology, here’s a quick refresher.<p>Plants make up the base of every food chain …

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Why creationists are out of time with history and science

One very positive aspect of the digital world for scientists is that there are various websites that track citations and mentions of research papers and link them together. This can be an excellent way of finding out who is using your research and, of course, to flag up papers you might not have …


On the Origin of Human Mitochondrial DNA Differences, New Generation Time Data Both Suggest a Unified Young-Earth Creation Model and Challenge the Evolutionary Out-of-Africa Model

These results underscore the biblical model of human origins and simultaneously undercut the validity of the evolutionary out-of-Africa model.

Twisted Proteins May Give Plants A Memory

If this is in fact a prion, it would be the first ever found in a plant<p>Prions--misfolded and infectious proteins--have long been associated with neurological conditions in humans and animals, such as mad cow and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, which in turn has been linked to Alzheimer’s.<p>These harmful …

50 Years of Research Shows Spanking Does More Harm Than Good

"Our research shows that spanking is linked with the same negative child outcomes as abuse, just to a slightly lesser degree," researcher …

Science Finally Explains Why Books Smell So Darn Good

Ask an avid reader what their favorite scent in the world is, and the answer is almost immediate: the intoxicating smell of old books. Whether you’re taking a good whiff in an indie bookstore or breathing in the delicate pages of an ancient volume at a local library, there’s no denying that old …

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