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An Evolutionary Tale

A tiny worm is wiggling its way toward our understanding of evolution and the genetics of aging. We know that mutations in DNA enable organisms to evolve. But how? Jeremy Northway, an undergraduate in the Oregon State University Honors College, is intent on using this worm, known as C. elegans, to find answers. Few animals […]


A volunteer told me later that the nocturnal octopus rarely comes out during the day.

Bug Zoo

The other day, I found myself sharing a room with 3 million dead bugs.