Microevolution Making Macro-changes: a Bite-Sized Analysis

The evolution of the human body takes thousands of years to evolve. For one to occur in just a few short hundred years is one of the most interesting topics in science at the moment. This is called microevolution, and one interesting example is how new generations are being born without molar teeth. These vestigial molars, which were once necessary for our ancestors to chew tough plant material, have become increasingly obsolete over time due to genetic adaptation. As a result, some people are born without them, while others experience painful emergence. Understanding how microevolution has shaped our bodies can give us insight into our past and present, and shed light on the future of our species.

The Living Canvas: A Journey Through Animal Coloration

Imagine a chameleon perched on a branch, its body transforming before your eyes from a lush green to a fiery orange. Picture a male peacock, strutting and displaying his magnificent feathers in a dazzling array of colors. From the brilliant hues of tropical fish to the muted tones of Arctic foxes, the coloration of animals … Continue reading The Living Canvas: A Journey Through Animal Coloration

From Ilonggo Soil to Medicine Cabinets: The Untold Story of Erythromycin

Buried deep within the mundanity of life are stories of triumph, innovation, and injustice–particularly starting from the small town of Iloilo, Philippines. This is the untold story of Abelardo Aguilar, a Filipino scientist, whose discovery of erythromycin, an antibiotic that has saved countless lives, was never properly credited by the pharmaceutical company he worked for.