Category Archives: The Facts of Life

Animal mysteries of life: naked mole rats

This one, from Harper’s Findings, caused my mouth to drop open: DNA can be sampled from the air of a room in which naked mole rats have been dwelling. It’s from Harper’s Weekly Review, of course, but I have some … Continue reading

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Cars seats and birth control

Huh? This, from Harper’s Findings: …in the United States, car-seat laws were found to have a contraceptive effect and to be responsible since 1980 for a deficit of 145,000 U.S. births. We need immigrants.    

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Animal news of the not-so-good kind

Poisonous caterpillars. In Maine. Ugh. Be warned: While parts of the country deal with swarms of cicadas this summer, Maine is struggling with an infestation of an invasive species of caterpillar with poisonous hairs that can cause people to develop … Continue reading

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