When It Comes To Teaching Children, A Picture Is Not Worth A Thousand Words

Some interesting research was published last week that, to begin with, seemed a little counter intuitive to me but actually makes sense when you look at it a little more deeply. It concerns teaching words to pre-schoolers and how best effectively to do that. They probably pick up most words just from having conversations with… Read More When It Comes To Teaching Children, A Picture Is Not Worth A Thousand Words

USDA Approves Release Of Genetically Modified Moth

You may remember last year when the USDA approved a field trial of genetically modified mosquitos in Florida. Although there were the usual ideologically opposed protests the trial is progressing. Well, last week the USDA approved another field trial of a GM insect, this time the diamondback moth. The diamondback moth is an invasive species… Read More USDA Approves Release Of Genetically Modified Moth

New Pan-African Model For Human Origins Proposed

Few fields of human endeavour are moving quite as quickly as that of anthropology and human evolution. On an almost weekly basis there are new papers being published that, instead of adding to or slightly finessing existing current models, require us to significantly rewrite what we thought we knew. I could easily dedicate this entire… Read More New Pan-African Model For Human Origins Proposed