Tyler McKenzie

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Scientists Find One Gene Responsible For All White Tigers

And it's our fault that they're super inbred.<p>Science may not be totally sure how the tiger got its stripes, but at least they've got this figured out. One team of biologists says it has uncovered the genetic mutation responsible for white tigers.<p>White tigers have black or brown stripes, white fur, …

White tiger's coat down to one change in a gene

Records of sightings in the wild on the Indian sub-continent date back to the 1500s<p><b>Chinese scientists have acquired new insights into how white tigers get their colouration.</b><p>The researchers have traced the cause to a single change in a gene known to drive pigmentation in a host of animals, including …

Wildlife

Decode Darwin's Handwriting To Help Science

A citizen science project is transcribing handwritten field notes for more than a million insect specimens.<p>Do you have a special talent for reading scribbled handwriting and an interest in looking at dead bugs?<p>Rather than setting a handful of bleary-eyed undergrads with the task of transcribing …

Medical marijuana users can drive drugged, rule Michigan courts

In Michigan, you can smoke marijuana and still drive a car. That's what the Michigan Supreme Court ruled this Tuesday, albeit on a technicality. Though Michigan has a zero-tolerance policy for driving "under the influence" of marijuana, it also has a law on the books that exempts <i>medical</i> marijuana …

Cannabis

New to nature special: the top 10 new species

On 23 May,the International Institute for Species Exploration announced the annual top 10 new species for the sixth time. A committee of taxon …

Dell's Project Ophelia will turn any HDTV into an Android computer this May

Dell introduced Project Ophelia to the world at CES back in January, and now it's revealed shipping timeframes for the Android-powered MHL stick. Ophelia will ship in May to developers, with cable providers and telecoms able to buy it in July. A consumer release will follow shortly thereafter. When …

10 Things The Samsung Galaxy S4 Can Do That The iPhone Can't

When the phone first came out, reviewers criticized Samsung for shoving too many complex and glitchy extras in the phone.<p>But there are some features in the GS4 that do work well and could be useful, and you won't find them in the GS4's chief rival, the iPhone.<p>Let's take a look at some of the best …

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