CAL CITY BOYS: Biological mother of West brothers breaks silence, files multi-million lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KGET) – 18 months after Orrin and Orson West disappeared from the home of their adoptive parents in California City, the boys’ biological mother is breaking her silence. “This is really hard to talk about,” said an emotional Ryan Dean, speaking to the public for the first time at a news conference … Read more

The Silence of the Evolutionary Biologists

Photo credit: Ernie A. Stephens, via Pixabay. I am reviewing Jason Rosenhouse’s new book, The Failures of Mathematical Anti-Evolutionism (Cambridge University Press), serially. For the full series so far, go here. The Darwinian community has been strikingly unsuccessful in showing how complex biological adaptations evolved, or even how they might have evolved, in terms of … Read more

America Should Not Silence Science

When she was working towards her Ph.D. in genetics at the University of California at Berkeley in the 1960s, my mother noticed something extraordinary: the organelles inside the cells she was studying looked surprisingly like single-celled free-living bacteria. Was it possible, my mom asked herself, that bacterial cells somehow became integrated into other cells to … Read more

How a two-faced molecule can silence problematic genes – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) develop hybrid technology to safely and effectively silence disease-causing genes in certain immune cells Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) develop hybrid technology to safely and effectively silence disease-causing genes in certain immune cells Tokyo, Japan – T and B lymphocytes, which are part of … Read more

Climb aboard a haunted spaceship in S.A. Barnes’ new sci-fi horror novel ‘Dead Silence’ (exclusive)

There’s just something about abandoned, derelict spaceships drifting in outer space that makes our skin crawl in the best possible way. Video games like “Dead Space” and Hollywood films such as “Event Horizon” have reinforced the popular “haunted house in space” horror hybrid theme to create an alluring sub-genre that spans across all arenas of … Read more