The story of animal domestication retold

A review of recent research on the domestication of large herbivores for “The Modern View of Domestication,” a special feature of PNAS, suggests that neither intentional breeding nor genetic isolation were as significant as traditionally thought. 

Winning the cookie vote

David Kilper/WUSTL PhotoIn a lighthearted experiment to see if cookie sales can predict the winner of the upcoming presidential election, WUSTL Dining Services is selling donkey- and elephant-shaped sugar cookies for $1.25 each.