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How Did Humans Develop Lactose Tolerance?

The majority of the world’s people become lactose-intolerant as they mature into adulthood. The exceptions are mostly people of European ancestry, who continue to drink milk all their lives. Why? It’s a case of genetic mutation, in which an adult continues to produce lactase, the enzyme that digests the milk sugar lactose. But why did [...]

Rare Electric-Blue Lobster

Only one in four million lobsters is blue, a genetic mutation in coloring that makes for an interesting-looking creature. This blue lobster was caught Wednesday off the shores of Prince Edward Island, the only one since 2009. Blair Doucette, the fisherman who nabbed the beauty, says he has never caught a blue lobster in his [...]

Freak lobster meets second freak lobster

An extremely rare mutant lobster with two cutting claws has been accompanied by a second with the same mutation. Usually lobsters have two types of cl…

Sheep gives birth to lamb with "human face"

A sheep in Turkey has given birth to a dead lamb with a human-like face thought to be the result of a rare mutation. A vet performed a caesarean to fr…

The Royal Disease

During the winter of 1884, Queen Victoria’s youngest son, Prince Leopold, was convalescing in France. While there, he slipped and fell and couldn’t stop bleeding. Within a few hours, he died. Prince Leopold was the first monarch known to suffer from hemophilia—a blood disorder that causes excessive bleeding. It appears Victoria was responsible for the [...]