All posts tagged with bears

The fattest bear

less than 1 minute read

I enjoyed the Washington Post account of the “annual fattest bear contest” in Katmai National Park: “America’s fattest bear has now been crowned”.

Polar bear mtDNA replacement

2 minute read

Jerry Coyne uses the occasion of polar bear genetics to give a biology lesson I’ve been trying to teach for 15 years: “A new study of polar bears underlines ...

Bigfoot biogeography

5 minute read

So a couple of weeks ago, the Journal of Biogeography published a paper arguing that humans and orangutans are sister taxa.

Neandertals and bears

11 minute read

For most of their prehistory, humans were highly mobile hunter-gatherers. We can expect that Neandertals were also highly mobile, at least compared to sedent...