Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

20 June 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Darwin’s Tunes

Darwin’s Tunes

Sergei Yolkin

2012

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According to an article published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, British and Japanese scientists created a computer program that turned a set of random noise into melodic sounds with a mechanism that resembles natural selection in nature.

20 June 2012

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20120619/676693956.html


Thursday, 12 April 2012

12 April 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Now, You’re in a Social Network: Facebook Addiction

Now, You’re in a Social Network: Facebook Addiction

Sergei Yolkin

2012

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The authors of an article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences pointed up that the spread of social networking site Facebook isn’t subject to the traditional “biological” understanding of contagion, for the probability of joining the network isn’t determined by the number already “infected” in the environment and its heterogeneity.

3 April 2012

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20120403/616419312.html?byauthor=1

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

10 April 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World: If Not Eros, Then, Bacchus…

If Not Eros, Then, Bacchus

Sergei Yolkin

2012

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Biologists reported in article in the journal Science that male fruit flies who attempted to mate with females, but who failed due to a lack of receptivity on the part of the “ladies”, switched to an alcoholic “diet”.

16 March 2012

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://eco.ria.ru/ecocartoon/20120316/597035970.html

Editor’s Note:

I love Sergei Yolkin’s cartoons because they’re wry (and often satiric) without being bitter or nasty. He’s my favourite editorial cartoonist… he deserves to be better known…

BMD

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

7 March 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. From the ”Fridge” to the Front Page

From the “Fridge” to the Front Page

Sergei Yolkin

2012

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Russian biologists successfully thawed the seeds of plants that fell into the “fridge” of the Siberian permafrost about 30,000 years ago, then, grew a few bushes of the fossil flora, publishing their findings in an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

21 February 2012

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://eco.ria.ru/ecocartoon/20120221/571239926.html?byauthor=1?byauthor=1

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