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DNA Analysis Shows the Evolution of Dog Breeds

‘…[A] team of researchers has assembled the most comprehensive genomic map on dogs to date. The results were published in the journal Cell Reports. Researchers gathered blood samples or mouth scrapings from 1,346 dogs, of 161 breeds, over the course of 20 years. The dogs came from Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia.Turns out, dogs were bred into certain types or “clades.” There are 23 in all. As humans migrated to different places, dogs went with them, even into the Americas across the Bering Strait. Today, all the dogs that we know of in North America originated in Europe. The European breeds superseded the original ones or interbred with them….’

Source: Big Think

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Not-So-Good News: The Grass Is Getting Greener in the Arctic

‘Temperatures are rising faster in the Arctic than anywhere else in the world, giving green vegetation a stronger foothold in the typically icy region. While a greener Arctic could help suck some excess carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, dark vegetation also absorbs more sunlight, which could help to speed up global warming. You might think all that extra vegetation would at least be a good thing for plant-munching animals like caribou, which need to eat up to 12 pounds of grass and other plants every day, but a new study suggests a greener Arctic is bad for caribou as well…’

Source: Pacific Standard

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Can It Possibly Keep Going On Like This for Four Years? or Eight? Vox’s Rich Drumpf Coverage Today

Trump keeps giving interviews about a health bill that doesn’t exist

A new interview reminds us that words have no meaning for President Trump

Trump’s love for brutal leaders like the Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte, explained

Washington Post: Trump made 488 false or misleading claims in his first 100 days in office

The “first 100 days” concept ties presidents to history. That’s difficult with Trump.

Donald Trump’s absurd 100th day week was his presidency in miniature

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“If You Keep Fucking With Mr. Trump We Know Where You Live”

‘When Donald Trump’s casino business went bankrupt in 2009, a lawyer whose clients stood to lose more than a billion dollars told police and the FBI that he got a menacing phone call from a man with a thick New York accent who threatened his family.“My name is Carmine. I don’t know why you’re fucking with Mr. Trump but if you keep fucking with Mr. Trump, we know where you live and we’re going to your house for your wife and kids,” the caller said, according to the account that the attorney, Kristopher Hansen, gave to the Holmdel police department in New Jersey. Hansen speculated that the caller was Trump’s bodyguard.

According to FBI case notes, the phone call to Hansen was made at 2:05 p.m. on Feb. 18, 2009, from a New York City telephone booth located across the street from the Ed Sullivan Theater, where Trump was a guest that day on The Late Show With David Letterman.’

Source: Buzzfeed