When the Andean exotica singer Yma Sumac became famous in the United States for her supposed Inca heritage and five-octave voice, her fellow Peruvians called her a sellout. UC Davis professor Zoila Mendoza, however, knew Yma Sumac as her mother’s childhood friend.
Theories about the appendix abound. (scroll down) But a new one is outlined in an interesting article in today’s Independent (UK) referencing the work of Duke Medical School researchers in the Journal of Theoretical Biology. [more inside]