Evolution (42 News)

Small organisms, but with a magnificent ability.

Apr 27, 2017 11:00 am
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It's the stuff of science fiction, though there's nothing fiction about it: Researchers have discovered a multitude of previously unidentified...

New environments encourage new species to evolve faster.

Apr 27, 2017 10:00 am
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Mountains, like rainforests, are hotbeds of biodiversity. But scientists aren't sure why. For years, they've thought that it might be related ...

'Frankenstein' Story But in Virology!!

Apr 26, 2017 7:00 pm
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Viruses have a ubiquitous presence in the world. Their population is estimated to be 1031, 10 times greater than the nonillion (1030) of microbes on t...

How Gene Editing Can Control Rice HarvestTime?

Apr 26, 2017 10:00 am
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A new strain of rice that flowers within a certain period of time after being sprayed with commercial chemicals commonly used to protect rice from fun...

How Innate Immunity Save Cheetahs From Extinction?

Apr 25, 2017 8:00 pm
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Cheetahs are categorized as vulnerable species, partly because they have been considered to be prone to diseases due to their supposed weak immune sys...

Debate Over Tree of Life

Apr 25, 2017 2:00 pm
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Evolutionary biologists have battled for years over which animal lineage came first — sponges or comb jellies. The answer could transform how sc...

Ubiquitous marine organism co-evolved with other microbes, promoting more complex ecosystems

Apr 24, 2017 6:00 pm
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William Blake may have seen a world in a grain of sand, but for scientists at MIT the smallest of all photosynthetic bacteria holds clues to the evolu...

Evolution of proteins, a long process leading to a useful result.

Apr 23, 2017 2:00 pm
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How a drug-like protein ring evolved in sunflowers has been pieced together by Australian and US scientists in a study published in Molecular Biology ...

Did warming of earth really cause dawrfing of creatures?

Apr 22, 2017 6:00 pm
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During a large warming event called the Palaeocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), some 56 million years ago, mammals became smaller. To see how ...

10,000 Years of Genetic Continuity in Northwest North America

Apr 21, 2017 12:00 pm
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A study of the DNA in ancient skeletal remains adds to the evidence that indigenous groups living today in southern Alaska and the western coast of Br...

Male or female? Scientist challenges evidence of sex differences among dinosaurs

Apr 20, 2017 9:00 pm
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A paleontologist at the Canadian Museum of Nature is countering decades of studies that assert that some dinosaurs can be identified as male or female...

The origin of photosynthesis.

Apr 20, 2017 2:00 pm
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The ability to generate oxygen through photosynthesis -- that helpful service performed by plants and algae, making life possible for humans and anima...

Little fish, but with great abilities.

Apr 20, 2017 11:30 am
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Fang blennies are small fish with big teeth. Specifically, they have two large canine teeth that jut out of their lower jaw. Since blenny fish are onl...

Hot Weather Means More Females! - Well At Least For Turtles

Apr 12, 2017 1:00 pm
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Is it a boy or is it a girl? For baby sea turtles it's not that cut and dry. Because they don't have an X or Y chromosome, baby sea turtles...

Can Ants Teach Us How to Overcome Antibiotics Crisis?

Apr 11, 2017 5:00 pm
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Ants have all sorts of jobs we normally think of as human, from architect to farmer to insect-in-chief. Now, scientists are adding one more occupation...

Courtship behavior saved in 100-million-year-old amber

Apr 10, 2017 10:00 am
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Courtship behaviours, frequent among modern insects, have left extremely rare fossil traces. In odonates, the male must persuade the female to mate in...

A Cool Adaptive Mechanism that Bacteria Use

Apr 6, 2017 3:00 pm
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Bacteria, like humans and animals, must eat. Sometimes, they consume a pollutant in the environment that humans want to get rid of, a process called b...

Viruses Jump Across-Species to Evolve

Apr 4, 2017 10:00 am
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On occasion, a virus may jump from one host species to another and adapt to the new host. Such cross-species transmission happens more often than expe...

How the Skull Evolved To Supprot Two-Legged Walking

Apr 3, 2017 9:00 pm
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The evolution of bipedalism in fossil humans can be detected using a key feature of the skull -- a claim that was previously contested but now has ...

The movement of viruses between different hosts.

Apr 3, 2017 6:00 pm
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Edward Holmes and his colleagues at the University of Sydney in Australia compared the evolutionary histories of 19 virus families with those of their...


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