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What killed off much of the explosion of life following the Cambrian "explosion"?

Prior posts have discussed the Cambrian explosion, and noted the evidence suggesting that it was a more gradual process than stereotypically described. However, there has been little solid evidence to explain why, following this alleged burst of complex life, a substantial extinction set in. As with...

Rivers are discovered in the atmosphere, and they can convey a lot of water

As I look out the window and once again view the downpours that have impacted California for months, it seems appropriate to describe one of the more interesting discoveries of the last decade, rivers in the atmosphere. Think of it as the "Pineapple Express", only in spades. Completely unknown...

Pets can transmit salmonella bacteria

As many prior posts have noted, the key issue in toxic tort litigation is causation. With sloppy practices seeming to occur with fair regularity in the food industry, there has been an assumption that most sources of salmonella to which individuals are exposed are related to food products (e.g., eggs...

Prenatal vitamins may help reduce the rate of autism

Genetics appear to play an important role in autism. See, for example, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18414403 . Yet, a number of alternative theories exist (most lacking in evidence) that purport to explain the origin of autism. For example, viral infections (particularly rubella); the vaccine for...