The entire “Tree of Life” is online after the idea was first proposed over 200 years ago, and it’s a humbling, interactive experience open to everyone

Meet the “Google Earth of Biology,” the OneZoom Explorer, recently launched by the Imperial College of London.  This interactive, online experience maps the connections between 2.2 million living species in a visual, searchable format, including over 85,000 images.  Yes, the Tree of Life is now online, fulfilling a quest of over two centuries, allowing you… Continue reading The entire “Tree of Life” is online after the idea was first proposed over 200 years ago, and it’s a humbling, interactive experience open to everyone

Meet Trofim Lysenko, a Soviet biologist who crushed dissent, jailed scientists, and starved 30 million people

Mr. Lysenko’s tragic story is the ultimate history lesson and cautionary tale about the dangers of state-sanctioned science and the need for open debate.  America today is not Soviet Russia 75 years ago, but this doesn’t mean there aren’t disturbing parallels as the US government teams up with social media and telecommunications providers to censor… Continue reading Meet Trofim Lysenko, a Soviet biologist who crushed dissent, jailed scientists, and starved 30 million people