InnerNature: Sex — The key to diversity

By Vidya Rajan, Columnist, The Times In his book “Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea,” Carl Zimmer concedes: “Sex is not only unnecessary, but it ought to be a recipe for evolutionary disaster. For one thing, it is an inefficient way to reproduce…And sex carries other costs as well…By all rights, any group of animals that evolves sexual reproduction should be promptly outcompeted by nonsexual...

Silence equals assent

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times And so it begins. President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order halting border crossings from seven Muslim-majority nations as new “extreme vetting” procedures are being put in place. The fact that not one terrorist attack in the U.S. has come from folks from those nations, seems less germane than a rush to do something, anything — despite no credible threat,...

UCF mourns the passing of Miller

Board reluctantly OKs resignation of Batchelor, hired as new Radnor Superintendent By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times With no small amount of sadness, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Board of Education said goodbye to two long-time pillars of the district while welcoming a new senior administrator, Monday, during its annual reorganization meeting. Denise Miller, who long served as secretary...