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Wes Dingman

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Preserving large carnivores | Notes from Planet Earth

Seventy-six European conservation scientists from twenty-five countries have recently pooled their efforts and reported that the numbers of lynx, wolves, brown bears, and wolverines living in various regions of Europe (exclusive of the British Isles, Belarus, Ukraine and Russia) have stabilized and begun to increase in number.

Manna from Heaven? | Notes from Planet Earth

Well, not really, ‘Money from Mars’ would be closer to the truth.

Knockout humans | Notes from Planet Earth

In genetic research, animals with “knocked out” genes have been extremely valuable.

Two philosophies and a hope | Notes from Planet Earth

As a nation, we appear to be struggling as to which of two competing, yet often compelling, philosophies we will follow as we head into the future.

The charm of crystals | Notes from Planet Earth

Few children can hold a crystal in their hand and not be fascinated.

Mammals, males and monogamy | Notes from Planet Earth

In the course of developing research projects biologists often ask themselves questions and their questions are frequently concerned with energetics.

Capacity of our senses | Notes from Planet Earth

The tremendous capacity of our senses to discriminate what’s going on around us is not often something we take the time to think about.

Three-parent children | Notes from Planet Earth

It is now possible for a child to have three parents: One parent, a male, contributing half of a full nuclear genome via a sperm by means of in vitro fertilization, the second parent, a female, contributing the other half of a full nuclear genome using just the cell nucleus from one of her egg cells

The Elixir of youth | Notes from Planet Earth

Ponce de León may have been born 500 years too soon if some of the recent research in mice is confirmed and holds true for humans as well.

Crafty parasites | Notes from Planet Earth

Our general understanding of parasites is that they are generally small organisms that infect specific animals or plants.

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