Monday, September 16, 2013

Link roundup

1.  NY Times:

But scientists are finding that it’s quite common for an individual to have multiple genomes. Some people, for example, have groups of cells with mutations that are not found in the rest of the body. Some have genomes that came from other people.
2.  "In the spring of 1930, a biologist named Israel Aharoni ventured into Syria on a mission. He was searching for a rare golden mammal . . . Today, the hamsters you see in pet stores are most likely descendants of Aharoni's litter."

3.  Johnny Appleseed:
The trees that Chapman planted had multiple purposes, although they did not yield edible fruit. The small, tart apples his orchards produced were useful primarily to make hard cider and applejack. Orchards also served the critical legal purpose of establishing land claims along the frontier. As a consequence, Chapman owned around 1,200 acres of valuable land at the time of his death.
4.   The Onion on GTAV:
Like previous installments, gameplay immerses players in alternate reality where their lives are rich and meaningful