Down Syndrome in the Middle Ages
Week of January 30

Down Syndrome in the Middle AgesRecently, a small group of people has been making history. An American student with Down syndrome is the first to graduate with honors in education. In Spain another Down syndrome person became the first elected councilwoman... More »

Altitude Gene, A Denisovan Gift
Week of January 23

Altitude Gene, A Denisovan GiftIf you traveled to Tibet, called the roof of the world, you’d have a tough time catching your breath because the average altitude there is thirteen thousand feet! But Tibetans thrive there! It turns out they’re the only modern humans to possess a gene they may have inherited from a now extinct species of ancient human called Denisovans... More »

We Are Out Smelling Ourselves
Week of January 16

We Are Out Smelling OurselvesYour coffee smells much better than mine. I’ll bet it tastes better too. Yeah, rub my nose in it! You know we shouldn’t be amazed we can tell subtle differences in odors because a new study reveals we can distinguish between an astonishing trillion scents! That blows away our old assumptions... More »


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