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We are effectively alone in the universe

Img jpg’The belief that humans eventually will encounter aliens is based on two assumptions: (a) life evolves easily, and (b) interstellar travel is possible and practical. Neither of these assumptions is likely to be true.…’

— via Big Think

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A strange link between grizzly bear DNA and human language


Img jpg’A genetic study of grizzly bears in coastal BC finds that they are members of three geographically separated DNA groups. Scientists have not yet found any physical boundaries to explain why the groups do not mingle. Oddly, it turns out that each group’s range aligns with the area in which a particular aboriginal language is spoken.…’

— via Big Think