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Nature “or” nurture takes another dive…

As this 1982 article from Nature tells it, alligators don’t do the whole (human) “x or y chromosomes determines your dangly bits” – they’re genetically identical, with the temperature at which the eggs incubate determining whether they turn into boys … Continue reading

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Gunboat diplomacy

Yesterday I saw this story on the Grauniad website It looked like a pretty ordinary day on the water at the US naval base in Norfolk, Virginia: a few short bursts of speed, a nice tail wind, some test manoeuvres … Continue reading

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