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Two Venomous Snakes That Evolved Separately Are Strikingly Similar
2014-06-11 15:19:40

North American and Australian snakes evolved independently, but into similar body types over millions of years. These snakes are stout-bodied and highly camouflaged, which help them move and ambush prey more efficiently.

Speciation Theory Questioned
2013-09-03 14:24:14

A new study could deal a major blow to the prevailing theory of how species form – that a new species arises when a barrier prevents reproduction between populations.

2013-06-06 11:49:18

Efforts to restore sturgeon in the Great Lakes region have received a lot of attention in recent years, and many of the news stories note that the prehistoric-looking fish are "living fossils" virtually unchanged for millions of years.

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2010-12-21 08:22:45

It's long been accepted by biologists that environmental factors cause the diversity—or number—of species to increase before eventually leveling off.


Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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