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Entries by Rob Brooks from 10/2012

Romney, the Single Mom and the AK-47

| Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

Each candidate was asked what they would do to keep assault rifles off the streets. So profoundly does Romney believe in the changing of culture, that he pivoted directly to a beloved conservative talking point: single mothers.

Is Human Longevity Due to Grandmothers or Older Fathers?

| Posted 10.31.2012 | Science

Why do humans tend to live such a long time? Our closest relatives, the chimpanzees, can last into their mid-forties in the wild. Yet somewhere in the last six million years, human lifespans have lengthened dramatically, so that living into our seventies is no big surprise.