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turtle tree of life
2014-11-26 04:55:15

Using state-of-the-art genetic sequencing technology, scientists from the California Academy of Sciences have found that turtles are actually more closely related to crocodiles and dinosaurs than they are to lizards.

2014-03-03 23:03:54

Immersive natural history education app launches on iOS and Android. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Cainkade, a New York-based software design and

California Academy Of Sciences Described 91 New Species In 2013
2013-12-20 16:26:05

In 2013, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences discovered 91 new plant and animal species and two new genera, enriching our understanding of the complex web of life on Earth and strengthening our ability to make informed conservation decisions.

2012-04-27 23:02:25

FORA.tv to Broadcast “The Female In Evolution” Symposium Presented by The California Academy of Sciences and The Leakey Foundation San Francisco, CA (PRWEB)

Scientists Find Higher Concentrations Of Heavy Metals In Post Oil Spill Oysters From Gulf Of Mexico
2012-04-19 08:18:55

Comparisons between pre- and post-spill specimens show an increase in vanadium, chromium, cobalt, and lead concentrations in shells, gill, and muscle tissue

The Saga Of The Long-Fingered Frog
2012-03-28 12:14:37

A single specimen of the Bururi long-fingered frog has been discovered by herpetologists from the California Academy of Sciences and the University of Texas at El Paso.

Scientists Name New Species Of Catshark
2012-03-08 04:30:50

John McCosker, the Chair of Aquatic Biology at the California Academy of Sciences, collected specimens of a new catshark while diving in 1,400 to 1,900 foot waters of the Galapagos islands.

2012-01-12 02:00:00

Join RobotSpeak, a certified San Francisco school of electronic music, at the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park on Jan.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.