A sampling of the latest science papers. Forthwith: Lizard families form multigenerational dynasties; Extinct passenger pigeons speak through DNA; 2008 volcanic eruption fertilized North Pacific; Volcanic eruptions 40,000 years ago doomed Neanderthals and enabled rise of an upstart pipsqueak, Homo sapiens.
| Sun Sep. 26, 2010 12:04 PM EDT
| Mon Sep. 20, 2010 5:00 AM EDT
Strangely relevant stories that appeal to me, or those good for only a line or two, or those I'm too lazy to write up in detail. This week: a few bubbling highlights from the Gulf of Oil, plus some interesting developments on the relationship between war and Alzheimer's dementia, a 2,000-year-old case of mixing beer with antibiotics, the risks of flying in the developing world, plus a woman with a mysterious nocturnally-erasing memory.
| Thu Aug. 19, 2010 5:00 AM EDT