Four [sic] of my favorite things are development, evolution, and breasts, and now I have an article that ties them all together in one pretty package.Pharyngula has a very interesting post on the a possible evolutionary role of the female breast and how this role has changed over the ages. Turns out that breast milk "is actually a kind of anti-microbial snot mixed in with a lot of fat and sugar." It may have started out as a factory for immuno proteins and evolved into a food source for little babminos(as). Fascinating.
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Headlights are on
Anyone that opens a blog post with this much science in it is worth a look: