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Old 03-24-2011, 05:32 PM   #1
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Evolvability

from Carl Zimmer in the New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/22/sc...olve.html?_r=1
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If e coli 1 leaves the station heading east at 43 mph, and e coli 2 leaves the station heading west at 16 kph, what time was lunch?

(The article reads like an algebra problem.)
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:19 PM   #3
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If e coli 1 leaves the station heading east at 43 mph, and e coli 2 leaves the station heading west at 16 kph, what time was lunch?

(The article reads like an algebra problem.)
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:21 PM   #4
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Good point though. I like Carl Zimmer, but sometimes he (as any science writer) can get a bit carried away.
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:47 PM   #5
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I like this journal http://www.newscientist.com/?fsm=full

It is tougher than Nat Geo but less than Nature. Yesterday I read about a brand new anti-particle. And that the Florida Everglades were created by indian outhouses and the fertilizer piles therein.
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:52 PM   #6
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I like this journal http://www.newscientist.com/?fsm=full

It is tougher than Nat Geo but less than Nature. Yesterday I read about a brand new anti-particle. And that the Florida Everglades were created by indian outhouses and the fertilizer piles therein.
Yep, I keep being tempted to subscribe to it.... Great stuff there.
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The free online version beats the Zinio version by a country mile.
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I thought I knew this guy (Dr. Lenski). He's quite the legend on the intarwebs (and not just for the elegance of his research ).
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