Cooperation in Bacteria: Transfer of Cooperative Genes Means Success

Cooperation in Bacteria: Transfer of Cooperative Genes Means Success

Cooperation among various species of bacteria as well as gene transfer have been known to occur, but a new study has shown that when both cooperative genes and “cheater” genes are transferred among bacteria, cooperation is favored. This study has provided yet another example of the importance of cooperation in living organisms. The fact that […]

Scientist Have Possibly Found Genetic Basis of Male and Female Sexes

Scientist Have Possibly Found Genetic Basis of Male and Female Sexes

Scientists are reporting that after studying the multi-cellular green alga, Volvox carteri, they have possibly found the genetic basis of the male and female sexes, thus exemplifying how they evolved from a primitive mating system in a one-celled relative. The research study was led by James Umen, Ph.D., who is an Associate Member of the […]

False Equivalence: How Science Deniers Delude Themselves [Video]

False Equivalence: How Science Deniers Delude Themselves [Video]

Climate change, the theory of evolution and the vaccination-autism debate are just three of the current hot science topics in the media. A common fallacy that people — particularly journalists — commit with regard to these debates is that each opposing party should be treated with equal weight in credibility. Unlike most political debates, science debates may […]