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Fossil And Molecular Evidence Important For Studying Evolution
2013-08-10 05:19:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The fossils of microscopic aquatic creatures, whose shells resemble grains of sand to the naked eye, could help shed new light on the process of evolution, according to new research published Friday in the journal Methods in Ecology & Evolution. As part of their research, University of Southampton evolutionary ecologist Dr. Thomas Ezard and his colleagues are analyzing the remains of the one-millimeter large planktonic...

Brainless Slime Mold Smarter Than You Think
2012-10-09 13:30:28

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Nothing sounds dumber than “Slime Mold.” This might even be one of the more demeaning insult in sophomoric lexicon, as nothing sounds worse. Yet, for all its off-putting properties, (the slime, the mold) this little organism is fascinating to scientists and researchers, studying how it is able to grow, move and expand. The makeup of slime mold is relatively simple: A community of single-celled spores which have...

2012-07-26 23:01:54

Ameba TV´s kids´ video content is available on-demand and on leading streaming TV platforms, including Google TV, Roku, and LG Smart TV Winnipeg, Canada (PRWEB) July 26, 2012 Ameba (http://www.amebatv.com), a multi-platform frontrunner in the exploding children´s streaming TV market, today announced that it has expanded its vast library of award-winning kids´ TV programming to include videos from Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band. USA Today and CBS recently named Lucky...

2012-05-29 14:20:52

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Winnipeg, Canada-based Ameba continues its aggressive growth with the launch of the Ameba app on the Google TV Internet-connected TV platform. The launch extends Ameba's reach to more than five million Internet-connected devices, which include Roku, LGE Smart TV, and now, Google TV. Ameba streaming TV service for children is also available on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and online at www.amebatv.com. (Photo:...

2012-03-27 01:03:16

Queen´s University professor Selim Akl has provided additional proof to the theory that nature computes. Dr. Akl (School of Computing) placed rolled oats on a map of Canada, covering the major urban areas. One urban area held the slime mold. The slime mold reached out for the food, creating thin tubes that eventually formed a network mirroring the Canadian highway system. “By showing species as low as slime mold can compute a network as complex as the Canadian highway system,...

Image 1 - Close Family Ties Keep Microbial Cheaters In Check
2011-12-17 04:14:20

Experiments on "slime mold" explain why almost all multicellular organisms begin life as a single cell Any multicellular animal, from a blue whale to a human being, poses a special challenge for evolution. Most of the cells in its body will die without reproducing; only a privileged few will pass their genes to the next generation. How could the extreme degree of cooperation required by multicellular existence actually evolve? Why aren't all creatures unicellular individualists...

2011-12-15 17:10:50

Experiments explain why almost all multicellular organisms begin life as a single cell Any multicellular animal, from a blue whale to a human being, poses a special difficulty for the theory of evolution. Most of the cells in its body will die without reproducing, and only a privileged few will pass their genes to the next generation. How could the extreme degree of cooperation multicellular existence requires ever evolve? Why aren't all creatures unicellular individualists determined...

Giant Amoebas Found Deep in Mariana Trench
2011-10-23 05:33:05

During a summer expedition to the deepest region on the planet, the Mariana Trench, a team of researchers and engineers witnessed a breed of giant amoebas known as xenophyophores living at depths that had never been recorded before, various media outlets reported over the weekend. The team, which consisted of scientists representing the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and National Geographic engineers, used untethered landers known as dropcams, lights, and digital video...

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2011-03-14 07:26:18

Cells at the tip of the slime mold's fruiting body organize into an epithelial layer and secrete proteins as do some animals cells The so-called cellular slime mold, a unicellular organism that may transition into a multicellular organism under stress, has just been found to have a tissue structure that was previously thought to exist only in more sophisticated animals. What's more, two proteins that are needed by the slime mold to form this structure are similar to those that perform the...