The gene that makes African elephants LOSE their tusks

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The gene that makes African elephants LOSE their tusks

An evolutionary process is causing some African elephants to have no tusks. The brains of elephants are able to develop in a process known as ‘opthalmogenesis’, where genes are duplicated and the ends of…

HISTORIC HARBOR: How Do You Refine A Recycled Modern Art?

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HISTORIC HARBOR: How Do You Refine A Recycled Modern Art?

Play Audio Clip Listen to audio clip. HISTORIC HARBOR: James ‘Rocky’ Rivera and his daughter Emily rolled up their sleeves in 2010 after Emily read about arts and crafts restoration on an episode of…

“The Waldorf Bellhop” Remembered

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“The Waldorf Bellhop” Remembered

The service for Jimmy Elidrissi, known as “the Waldorf Bellhop” for his work at the Ivy League school located in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC, was held Thursday afternoon in Bethesda, Maryland. The…

U.S. Strikes Up a Missile on a Spacetime-bending Coattail

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U.S. Strikes Up a Missile on a Spacetime-bending Coattail

Days after Russia announced the development of its own hypersonic missiles, the United States revealed that it, too, has been working on hypersonic capabilities, launching three rockets with hypersonic flight speeds above Mach 6…

How to be like Iggy Seaweed

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How to be like Iggy Seaweed

Happy birthday, Icy Dog! Iggy Seaweed ran in just about every race last year and is nearly twice as old as you. (Which is, like, 30 years younger than I am.) But he’s still…