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What Did Ancient Whales Look Like?

Nick Pyenson Science Friday
Author and curator Nick Pyenson describes the similarities and differences between humans and our distant mammalian relatives.

Here’s the Real Science Behind Jurassic World

Joshua A. Krisch Vocativ
Can we clone dinosaurs? Would ankylosaurus smack down an Indominus Rex? Were pteranodons always scarier than Hitchcock’s birds? What the heck was a Mosasaur, and can I have one?

A Crispr Conundrum: How Cells Fend Off Gene Editing

Carl Zimmer New York Times
Crispr has stirred strong feelings ever since it came to light as a gene-editing technology five years ago. Already, it’s a mainstay in the scientific tool kit. But recent studies remind everyone that genome editing isn’t magic.

Friday Nite Videos | June 15, 2018

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Jeff Sessions Cites the Bible in Separating Children From Parents. Mississippi John Hurt | You Got to Walk That Lonesome Valley. The Courage to Change | Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Stupid Watergate II. Where Did Viruses Come From?

Where Did Viruses Come From?

 
There are fossils of viruses, of sorts, preserved in the DNA of the hosts that they’ve infected. Including you. This molecular fossil trail can help us understand where viruses came from, how they evolved and even whether viruses are alive.

How Brain Waves Surf Sound Waves to Process Speech

John Rennie Quanta
By paying more attention to behaviors, and not just to the activity of neurons, two researchers critical of most neuroscience learned how brains make sense of spoken language.
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