Sequencing Gregor Mendel and a Pea Plant / Turtles, Elephants, Bottlecaps Down

This week’s Feedback column (that I write) in New Scientist magazine has three segments. Here are bits of each of them: Down, with turtles and elephants — The fabled dominance of the hare by the tortoise has an underground counterpart of sorts in a look at turtles and elephants in times gone by. The elephants came out […]

“Good Vibrations: A Novel Method for Sexing Turtles” [research study]

citVibrators can be used, in a stimulating way, to study the sex of turtles. This study tells how. “Good Vibrations: A Novel Method for Sexing Turtles,” Donald T. McKnight, Hunter J. Howell, Ethan C. Hollender, and Day B. Ligon, Acta Herpetologica, vol. 12, no. 1, 2017, pp. 117-121. The authors, at Missouri State University, James Cook […]