Rebellion in the Undergrowth: How humans and ants have more in common than you’d think.

Every summer in the heart of North America, hidden battles are taking place amongst the undergrowth. After a year of preparation, the attack begins and a series of bloody and brutal events unfold. Phase One: The invasion of a kingdom, the killing of a queen, and the expulsion of all that remain who wish to live. Phase Two: … Continue reading Rebellion in the Undergrowth: How humans and ants have more in common than you’d think.

Opiates, Cocaine & Fermented Apples: How our ancestors got high for the sake of evolution.

Ever had one of those nights where you’ve had several too many? Maybe you’ve woken up Sunday morning, last night’s makeup smeared across your face, shoes still on, and no recollection of how you even made it back to your bed in one piece? The flashbacks start – distorted images of lines of tequila shots, … Continue reading Opiates, Cocaine & Fermented Apples: How our ancestors got high for the sake of evolution.

The Monogamy Myth: Is fidelity as natural as we’d like to think?

It’s the late 1940’s in Middle America, and an acclaimed geneticist is settling down in his office ready to add proof to the theory that a person’s blood group is directly inherited from their parents. The theory is simple to him – the molecules that make up the baby’s blood group will be a mix of … Continue reading The Monogamy Myth: Is fidelity as natural as we’d like to think?