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<p>To assess the ocean’s health, ecology’s “rugged individualists” learned to get with the big data program.</p>
Abstractions blog

Awash in Sea of Data, Ecologists Turn to Open Access Tools

To assess the ocean’s health, ecology’s “rugged individualists” learned to get with the big data program.

<p>Spiders appear to offload cognitive tasks to their webs, making them one of a number of species with a mind that isn’t fully confined within the head. </p>
cognitive science

The Thoughts of a Spiderweb

Spiders appear to offload cognitive tasks to their webs, making them one of a number of species with a mind that isn’t fully confined within the head.

<p>Answering three questions can help reveal how the “inheritance of acquired characteristic” fits into modern evolutionary theory. </p>
insights puzzle

Can Darwinian Evolution Explain Lamarckism?

Answering three questions can help reveal how the “inheritance of acquired characteristic” fits into modern evolutionary theory.

<p>The proteins that unravel as the temperature starts to rise turn out to be among the most vital. </p>
molecular biology

How Heat Kills Cells

The proteins that unravel as the temperature starts to rise turn out to be among the most vital.

<p>The new experiments suggest that simple models can explain the behavior of thousands of interacting organisms.  </p>
biophysics

Swirling Bacteria Linked to the Physics of Phase Transitions

The new experiments suggest that simple models can explain the behavior of thousands of interacting organisms.

<p>The computational biologist John Novembre uses our genetic code to rewrite the history of humanity.</p>
Q&A

A Map of Human History, Hidden in DNA

The computational biologist John Novembre uses our genetic code to rewrite the history of humanity.

<p>How to calculate when a gene’s rate of evolution will slow to a crawl.</p>
insights puzzle

Solution: ‘A Ticking Evolutionary Clock’

How to calculate when a gene’s rate of evolution will slow to a crawl.

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">How quickly will a gene’s rate of evolution slow to a crawl?</span></p>
insights puzzle

A Ticking Evolutionary Clock

How quickly will a gene’s rate of evolution slow to a crawl?

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Examine evolution over the course of years or centuries, and you’ll find that it progresses much more quickly than it does over geologic time. </span></p>
evolution

Evolution Runs Faster on Short Timescales

Examine evolution over the course of years or centuries, and you’ll find that it progresses much more quickly than it does over geologic time.